Is One Direction history? It seems the band may never again be considered a band in the way that they once were. Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson have been pursuing solo careers, all of which have taken off in great “directions”.
If it’s true that One Direction’s history, then what’s in store for the boys throughout the rest of 2021? There’s a lot to look into when keeping up with the five handsome & talented young men in regards to their exciting personal lives & achievements.
When looking into One Direction history, Harry Styles is easily one of the most recognizable faces from the boy band. So far in 2021, fans have watched him take home his first-ever Grammy Award which was totally deserved. He performed his hit song “Watermelon Sugar” and it was incredible to watch him rile up the crowd.
Styles started dating Olivia Wilde on the set of the film she’s directing called Don’t Worry, Darling. He stars in the film opposite Florence Pugh and after seeing how amazing she did in Black Widow, everyone’s excited to see this upcoming film also.
Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid just welcomed their firstborn daughter into the world, and they are taking parenthood in stride. They named their daughter Khai and rumors are circulating that they’ve secretly tied the knot without making a public announcement. Zayn released new music at the beginning of the year, but these days he’s been focused on being a dad and posting frequent content to social media.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Niall Horan’s Heartbreak Weather tour was totally canceled. Fans are eagerly waiting to hear him make an announcement about which concert dates will be renewed at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022. Interestingly enough, he’s been dating Amelia Woolley for several months and the two have been spending quite a bit of time in London together. They obviously make each other happy.
Louis Tomlinson has had a great year in 2021 so far like the rest of his former bandmates. He actually made history after being added to a top-notch exhibition that includes a gallery, library, and museum. It’s obvious that his fans are so proud of him & his accomplishments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tomlinson’s tour ended up getting canceled too but that doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen.
He’s been in a relationship with Eleanor Caldor and even though they keep their relationship out of the spotlight, they appear to be having the time of their lives together.
As of January 2021, Liam Payne hinted to his fans that he would be releasing new music sometime soon after posting a picture of himself hanging out in the studio with some instruments. We haven’t heard anything new from him yet but we’re patiently waiting.
Payne’s been very active on TikTok posting a lot of interesting content to keep up with his devoted fan base. He’s been in a relationship with a model named Maya Henry since the summer of 2019 and they’re currently engaged to be married.
One Direction fan theories
Some of the strangest fan theories in One Direction history include the existence of a Harry & Louis closet romance, Louis Tomlinson potentially being related to the royal family, and secret messages in a few of their songs if you choose to play their songs backward.
In One Direction history, none of these fan theories or conspiracies have held any water. The fan theory about band reconciliation might hold some water though. Earlier this summer, Simon Cowell spoke up about trying to convince the boys to get together for a reunion. Ever since they split up, there hasn’t been a single reunion concert to occur in One Direction history. It would be out of this world to see something like that happen!