This comes after Horan, 22, denied rumors of a split in November. One Direction, is a British-Irish boy band. Millions of hearts around the world shattered when One Direction confirmed their hiatus in August 2015. WHEN ONE DIRECTION began an extended hiatus at the end of 2015, much was made of the friendships and alliances within the world’s biggest … The X Factor judge and pop star Cheryl. Many disloyal fangirls called this the end of One Direction. One Direction shot to stardom in 2010 after competing on "The X Factor." Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik. What he did confirm, however, was his new relationship with U.K. Although they claimed the split was just a break, it seems to have stuck. Since Zayn left the band on March 25, 2015, the other four boys had released many songs and had tours. After member Zayn Malik left in 2015, the band continued as a four-piece but later that year they announced they'd be going on a hiatus.

One Direction Mark Davis/DCNYRE2016/Getty Images PHOTOS: One Direction's Craziest Antics! On March 25, 2015, Zayn Malik left One Direction to start his solo career. One Direction with four members broke up later in the year, but no exact date is known. At first, it had five people.

Since One Direction announced their extended hiatus in 2015, all four members — five if you count Zayn — have pursued solo careers, and so far they've all been decently successful.