Rumors that the boys of One Direction may be going their separate ways were virtually squashed late last month, when TMZ reported the guys “hadn’t seen [each other] in months,” but “weren’t even thinking about calling it quits.”
The Daily Star has a different take on the story, alleging this week that a potential split may definitely be on the horizon, as frontman Harry Styles has become a “virtual stranger” during the band’s hiatus.
An unidentified source claimed the “atmosphere will be toxic” when the group reunites to rehearse for this summer’s tour, suggesting “the bad blood stems from the rest of the group’s suspicions that Styles is planning to go solo.”
Styles is “desperate to break into movies,” the source adds. “[The boys] won’t let him just use them for his own career ambitions. They want to know what’s really going on.”