Former One Direction Members Today: Relationships, Splits, Babies and More
One Direction may be on an extended hiatus, but Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik have continued to make music — and headlines — over the years. After forming and finishing in third place on the U.K.’s version of The X Factor in 2010, One Direction released four successful studio albums — Up All Night, Take Me Home, Midnight Memories and Four. Following five years as a group, however, Malik was the first to leave the band, announcing his departure in March 2015. “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band,” he said in a statement at the time. “I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.” In order to view the video, please allow Manage Cookies Horan, Payne, Styles and Tomlinson went on to release a fifth album, Made in the A.M., sans Malik. Shortly after the record dropped, however, the remaining band members announced they were taking an extended hiatus. Less than a year later, Us Weekly broke the news in that the foursome decided “not to renew their recording contract,” ultimately calling it quits as a band. “The 1D thing just ran its course,” an insider dished to Us in January 2016. “They’ll remain friends, but they are exhausted and want solo careers.” Sign up for Us Weekly's free, daily newsletter and never miss breaking news or exclusive stories about your favorite celebrities, TV shows and more! Scroll through for an update on where the former 1D stars are today:
The world's most historic radio broadcasts
Before the advent of television, and even for sometime after, the radio was at the epicenter of news and entertainment. Seemingly every household had a radio nestled into a corner or front-and-center in the living room, and family and friends would gather around the set to listen to narrative radio shows, historic sporting events, or announcements from world leaders that changed the course of history. While these days the radio has taken a backseat to TV and the internet, there's no doubt that it was once the primary connecter between individuals and the world at large. Wars began and ended, speeches were given, and music was enjoyed, all through radio waves. With all this said, read on to learn about some of the most iconic broadcasts in radio history.
9 Shows Like “Never Have I Ever” to Fill the Void After the Fourth and Final Season
Our time at Sherman Oaks High School has come to an end. Season 4 of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever is the final chapter (😢) for Devi Vishwakumar and her besties, Eleanor and Fabiola. From her sophomore year to senior year at Sherman Oaks High School, we’ve watched Devi navigate make-ups and break-ups, love and loss, and what it truly means to be a good friend, daughter, and student. But Princeton is calling, which means it’s time to say goodbye to Devi. As the credits roll on the series finale, you might be tempted to hit play on season 1, episode 1, but there are tons of shows like Never Have I Ever to fill the void long after John McEnroe delivers his last words of wisdom. Whether you’re looking for a lighthearted high school series that will remind you of the Sherman Oaks halls, or another of co-creator Mindy Kaling’s hit shows, we’ve curated the best options to watch back-to-back. Keep scrolling for a list of our favorite shows like Never Have I Ever — drama, complicated love triangles, laughs (and maybe even some tears) guaranteed.
Sentimental Country Songs About Dads for Your Father's Day Playlist
These powerful lyrics about fatherhood will have you reaching for the tissues. Country music has a way of bringing out the emotions in all of us, whether we're listening to sad country songs, romantic lyrics, or even funny country songs. And nothing is better than rolling down the windows and belting out the lyrics to a summer country song on a warm-weather roadtrip. But the genre has a lot to say about families and parenthood, and it's no more evident than in these country songs about dads. Whether it's a song about a son who has lost a father or a father's ode to his own child, the relatable lyrics are guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings. On Father's Day or any time of year, listen to these songs by Luke Combs, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, and more, and reflect on the impact a father can have on his family. Share them with your own dad or with friends who are going through hard times. Just be sure to have a box of tissues on hand. These tearjerkers are bound to bring up some feelings.