Malik and Edwards put their $6.56 million mansion up for sale after only two months of living together. Sources:
This was the house where Perrie expected to marry Zayn and act as his wife for the rest of their lives. It was their dream home. It’s understandable that Perrie feels confused and led on. He must have already been having doubts about the relationship…This was a very serious, major financial purchase. She thought Zayn was committing to their long-term future.
Malik, Edwards split
Malik calls off his engagement to Edwards. Edwards source:
Perrie is absolutely devastated. Zayn called off the engagement two weeks ago, she’s so upset…Perrie is being a trooper about it and putting on a brave face but she’s devastated. She’s doesn’t know what he’s thinking. She’s going to go out and promote the new single but obviously the timing could not be worse, especially when she’s going to be doing so many interviews.
He just wanted to move on and start over in all ways.
Advices One Direction fans
Hawkins advises One Direction fans who are distraught due to Malik leaving the band during his talk at Sydney Opera House.
My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes…It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe and in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.
Malik thanks his One Direction bandmates at Asian Awards in London.
I’d like to thank my mum and dad, and I’d also like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys I’ve ever met, everything I’ve done with them will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Simon Cowell interview
Corden interviews Cowell on the The Late Late Show. He talks about Malik leaving One Direction.
I kind of knew this was coming. I had a few conversations with Malik about how unhappy he was getting with group. But he added that the band soldiered on and played a great show after they found out, and says their new record will be the best they’ve ever made.
One Direction announce that Malik has left the band:
After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year. We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour.
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. I’d like to apologise 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.
I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave. As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band.
Quits world tour
The band says Malik quit the tour due to stress. He is to return home to Britain as the rest of the band go on to play shows from the Philippines to South Africa, through Europe and the United States.
Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Responds to Lauer
Malik responds to Lauer’s questions which implied possible substance abuse as a reason for his no-show during One Direction’s scheduled appearance on the Today show.
I’m really angry and upset by what was said on The Today Show. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America. I was gutted to have to miss album release day, but I’m going to be back as soon as I can. As soon as I’m feeling better I’m going to join the guys and carry on with the promotion for the album.
Lauer questions Malik’s no-show
Lauer questions Malik’s no-show for an appearance by One Direction on the Today show to promote the band’s new album Four. Lauer says there are rumors that Malik suffers from substance abuse. Lauer:
There’s obviously a lot of concern, a lot of fans have been tweeting overnight. There’s been a lot of action on social media about him. Is it something more serious than just a minor illness? There have been rumors of substance abuse. What’s going on?
No, he’s just got a stomach bug. He’s okay. He’s just at home. He just needs to rest. He’s okay.
Meet sick children
One Direction works with Rays Of Sunshine, a charity that grants wishes to ill children, to meet and greet with over 50 children. During the meet, the band takes turns to answer questions and posing take pictures with them before their Wembley Arena concert. Children who receive the One Direction wish also receive a signed t-shirt, 2 concert tickets and the band’s fragrance, Our Moment.
Liam announces via social media the release of the third fragrance, You And I, inspired by their song of the same title. The new scent will be available for purchase in the summer.
Payne takes to Twitter to be the first to apologize on behalf of the band after the smoking video. He also shows appreciation to fans who continue their support.
We all have a lot of growing up to do in an extreme circumstance I'm not making excuse but it's fact we are gunna fall short somewhere
— Liam (@LiamPayne) May 31, 2014
Malik and Tomlinson make a video where they smoke marijuana as they drive to a show in Lima, Peru. In the video, the two make comments that involve jokes about drug use and disappointment over their latest book. The group’s representatives say that the matter is being taken care of by their lawyers.
Where We Are DVD release date
A December release is set for the Where We Are Tour movie. The DVD will include their entire Milan concert at the San Siro Stadium. Unlike the This Is Us movie, there will be no accompanying documentary. However, it will include backstage footage and other bonus features.
Through The Dark performance
One Direction performs Through The Dark during the Brit Awards show to promote their album Midnight Memories.
Kiss You performance
One Direction performs Kiss You on Good Morning America from their album Take Me Home.
Midnight Memories performance
One Direction performs Midnight Memories on Good Morning America from the same titled album Midnight Memories.
Midnight Memories album release party
One Direction performs a full concert during their album release party for their album Midnight Memories. Last First Kiss, Story Of My Life and Best Song Ever are among the songs performed.
Story Of My Life performance
One Direction performs Story Of My Life during the American Music Awards to promote their album Midnight Memories.
Signs with Syco
One Direction signs a £10 million (over $17 million) with Cowell’s Syco records that includes two studio albums and a greatest hits collection. The contract will commence after the release of the third album in November and end in 2016.