One Direction: Where Are They Now?

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Enough tears were cried to fill the ocean when One Direction announced their breakup last year. In fact, Directioners are still grieving to this very day. Five people who aren’t crying however are Harry, Louis, Niall, Liam and Zayn. The One Direction boys have been busy pursuing their solo careers, dating big-time celebrities and starring in blockbusters. Their post-One Direction days are actually looking pretty bright!

So which direction is Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall and Zayn headed in now? From daddy duties to solo albums, here’s a summary of what each member of One Direction is doing now…

Harry Styles

Has a Solo Career

As one of the band’s lead singers, it’s only to be expected that Harry Styles will have a solo career. In June 2016, it was reported that Harry signed a recording contract with Columbia Records – the same label behind One Direction. His new single, Sign of the Times dropped in April 2017 and it’s better than expected. Apparently he’s been working with songwriters such as Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder. EXCITING!

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Heading to Hollywood

That’s right! Your favourite 1D member is about to become a movie star! Harry has been photographed filming scenes for the upcoming action-thriller, Dunkirk. He will make his acting debut later this year. The Christopher Nolan film will also star actors Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. Harry in military gear? SWOON!

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Dated Kendall Jenner

In between acting and writing an album, Harry dated model-of-the-moment, Kendall Jenner. The two have never officially confirmed their relationship but they have been spotted together on-and-off ever since December last year. As jealous as we are, there’s no denying what a perfect couple Kendall and Harry are. #KarryForever!

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Niall Horan

Released Solo Music

Niall released his first solo song without warning, driving Directioners and Niallators insane. This Town is a beautiful acoustic track that sounds eerily similar to One Direction’s Little Things. Niall has announced that an album is on the way. EEK!

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Doing Charity Work

Good old Niall! Since leaving One Direction the sweetheart has been doing a lot of charity work. In 2015 he created the “Horan and Rose Gala” with golf player Justin Rose -a charity event in aid of Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens and this year he and Louis joined Soccer Aid – a fundraiser for UNICEF.

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Zayn Malik

Released Solo Music

Zayn left One Direction months before the band split up so he had a lot more time to establish his solo career. Not only has he worked with Chris Brown, Usher, Lil Wayne, M.I.A and Snakeships, Zayn has also nabbed himself a number one album (Mind of Mine) and singles since leaving the band. It’s safe to say he’s been giving Justin Bieber a run for his money!

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Dating Gigi Hadid

Since breaking up with Perrie Edwards, Zayn has been dating model, Gigi Hadid. The hot duo has even posed for Vogue magazine, making many fans green with envy. They make a gorgeous couple, that’s for sure!

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Louis Tomlinson

Has His Own Record Label

Louis no longer gets told what to do. He’s now running his own record label! Louis apparently created his own record label named Triple Strings Ltd in 2015 which is launched under Simon Cowell’s label, Syco Entertainment. We’d have Louis as our manager any day!

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Manages a Girl Group

Louis is no stranger to making a successful music group! He’s reportedly mentoring and managing an unknown girl band that he found alongside Simon Cowell. “They are as good as I have ever heard. I think he has got a real knack for this”, Simon said of Louis. Will this be the female version of 1D?

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Has Daddy and Dating Duties

Louis’ son was born in January 2016 and he has been enjoying fatherhood ever since. He’s even admitted that he’s looking forward to having more kids in the future! Ladies, get in queue! Louis has also been dating Disney star Danielle Campbell since December 2015.

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Has a Solo Deal

In November 2016, Louis became the final member of One Direction to announce his solo career! Not only is he managing a girl group and taking care of baby Freddie but now Louis is also releasing his own music via Simon Cowell’s record label Syco! His first single was with Steve Aoki and is called Just Hold On. 

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Liam Payne

Collaborating with Big Names

Liam has been busy teaming up with big names in music including Jennifer Lopez (for her forthcoming album), Pharrell and Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J on an unreleased track, You.

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Has a Record Deal

Other than collaborating with other musicians, Liam is on his way to releasing a solo album. In July 2016, he announced on Twitter that was signed by Capital Records. The album is expected for some time in 2017. We can’t wait to hear his vocals again!

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Dating Cheryl and Being a Daddy

Liam has been dating British beauty, Cheryl Tweedy since the start of 2016. The big age gap got the people talking but the adorable duo is still going strong. In fact, Liam has joined fatherhood with Louis! Cheryl gave birth to their baby boy on March 22nd 2017. We can’t wait to see him!

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It’s safe to say that the One Direction boys are doing pretty well for themselves ever since the band split up. Have no fear Directioners – we have a feeling Harry, Niall, Louis, Liam and Zayn will be in the spotlight for years to come.

Treat yourself to one of these One Direction gifts to fill your heart!

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