Liam Payne keeps girlfriend Sophia Smith close as they arrive for the 2015 Trekstock Charity Great Gatsby Ball held at Bloomsbury Ballroom in London, England on Thursday evening (April 16).
The adorable couple joined Scott Mills and Dynamo at the annual event, which raises funds for the young adults charity.
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Earlier in the week, Liam‘s One Direction bandmates were spotted out and about — Niall Horan was seen arriving back at the airport after caddying at the Masters Tournament and Louis Tomlinson was seen hanging out with some friends in London.
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Check out the new poster for One Direction‘s On The Road Again tour!
The band — Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan — dropped the new poster for their upcoming tour stops after former band member Zayn Malik exited the group.
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Earlier this week, the nominations for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were announced and 1D are up for four awards — Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist.
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Liam Payne and Niall Horan keep it comfortable as they land back home at Heathrow Airport on Sunday (April 5) in London, England.
The guys and their One Direction bandmates – Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – recently opened up about Zayn Malik quitting the group.
“It’s been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest since the band was formed five years ago,” Liam told The Sun (via People). “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”
Niall added, “”We’re looking forward to seeing all our fans on the tour this year. All we want to do is make them proud and return their faith in us with a brilliant tour and an amazing new album.”
Harry also opened up about working on the new record. “It’s very exciting to be working on our fifth album,” he said, with Louis adding, “All four of us are 100 percent committed to staying in One Direction and we want to thank the fans for being so incredible during this time.”
Looks like One Direction are definitely moving on without Zayn Malik.
The now four-piece band — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne — gave their first group interview to The Sun (via E!) after Zayn‘s departure from the band late last month.
“It’s been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest since the band was formed five years ago,” Liam shared with the UK-based paper. “We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.”
Louis added, “All four of us are 100 per cent committed to staying in One Direction and we want to thank the fans for being so incredible during this time. We have so much more we still want to achieve. Our gigs in South Africa were some of the biggest the country has ever seen, so it’s exciting for us to keep breaking records for British music worldwide.”
Harry added about moving on with their next album, “It’s very exciting to be working on our fifth album. It shows how incredible the fans have been. A huge thank you to them for everything they’ve done for us. All the love to them.”
Liam Payne has broken his silence on Twitter to write a sincere letter to One Direction fans after Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the band.
Read what the 21-year-old musician wrote on Twitter:
“In light of recent events, I think this is important to say. For the past five years now I’ve been part of something so special I don’t think any of us really understand, something that can mean the world to people and put a smile on the face of our fans even in the darkest times. To a lot of people it’s just a bunch of silly kids in a band but to the people involved it means so much more. this last week has been some of the worst times, possibly the worst it’s something we are all deeply saddened by.”
“It’s sad to think for the time being we won’t grace the stage as five bros, or have the same fun on a tour bus or laughs in a hotel together that we have over the years but I’m super sure us and Zayn will always remain the closest friends. I guess what I’m really trying to sat is it’s far from over. When we very 1st became successful we all agreed that one direction had become much bigger than each individual member that’s why I feel like right now it’s ok to be sad and upset but I do ask everyone who is a fan of us to please keep ur faith in us. I’m sure there’s a lot more to come.
“All love, Liam.”
Liam Payne finally broke his silence on social media after Zayn Malik left One Direction due to stress and exhaustion.
“So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours,” the 21-year old singer tweeted on Wednesday evening (March 25).
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In case you missed it, check out what Harry Styles tweeted after the news of Zayn‘s departure broke.
Be sure to see our favorite performances of Zayn when he was still with of One Direction.
One Direction will only have four members in the future, but we want to take the time to remember when Zayn Malik was still part of the band!
If you missed the big news, the 22-year-old singer has made the tough decision to quit the band and live his life outside of the spotlight.
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Since we probably won’t see another One Direction performance with Zayn in the near future, let’s take a look at some of his best performances with the band throughout the last five years!