This Could Be The One Direction News Everyone’s Been Dreading 5 years ago

This Could Be The One Direction News Everyone’s Been Dreading

Cue the sound of hearts breaking.

One Direction are reportedly gearing up to take a break from music in the coming months, with reports suggesting the foursome are planning to spend a year apart.

According to The Sun, the band will reportedly be going their separate ways in November, following the promotion of their new album.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26:  Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform at Rumsey Playfield on November 26, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“The band are to go on a break after promoting their fifth album next year, possibly with a number of live tour dates around the world," said a source.

“Simon Cowell is supportive of what they need to do because he wants the band to stay together in some form for a very long time,” the source continued.

“They have been working non-stop for five years, sold millions of albums and become some of the biggest celebrities in the world.

“At some point, they have to take time off to step back and consider what they want to do next."

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 17:  One Direction  appear on NBC's Today Show to release their new album "Four" at Universal City Walk At Universal Orlando on November 17, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Olivia Salazar/FilmMagic)

“What’s almost certain is there will be no 1D music next year,” the source added.

“The reality is that once a boyband takes a break, it’s often the beginning of the end. They’re adults now and have their own interests.

“Niall, Louis and Liam would want to get back together after the break but the big question mark is over Harry, who has lots of options.”

The band are currently stating that the report is 'pure speculation'.

Watch this space.