One Direction has finally opened way up about Zayn Malik taking his beautiful voice and leaving the group several weeks ago.
How did they feel when they first heard the news?
“We were a little bit angry,” Liam Payne told James Corden on The Late Late Show, adding:
"We were surprised, but I think we all knew the general vibe that Zayn was feeling. There were certain parts of this job that Zayn loved and certain parts of the job that he didn't.
"If you don't like your job, you've got to follow your heart sometimes and go where you need to go. There's no argument with that."
There does remain a mystery as to why Malik left, however.
He said via statement that he just wants to be a "normal 22-year old" for awhile. But is he really recording a solo album? Was he fired for drug and alcohol use?!?
Louis Tomlinson, meanwhile, engaged in a public Twitter beef with Malik this month, slamming his former colleague as immature.
Where do things stand now between the hunks?
“I’ve never been very good at biting my tongue,” Tomlinson said. “It's just one of those things. Twitter's great for connecting with the fans but also if you feel like saying something you probably shouldn't, it's also good for that as well.
"Or bad in this case."
He added that the group is in touch now with Malik and is on "good terms" with him.
It has already been confirmed that a new One Direction album is on the way, but did the band ever think about splitting for good after Zayn left?
"The four of us love every part of it and the shows have been great on the tour," Niall Horan said. "We're looking forward to bringing out a new record, going on more tours and stuff and we're really enjoying it."