What is happening this summer??
The 30-year-old confessed to IG:
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While most are upset by this news that seems like the beginning of the group's end, their boss Simon Cowell promises that time off is just what the boys need!
The X Factor judge, who assembled 1D back in 2010, revealed that he has known the hiatus was coming.
Simon explained to press at the X Factor launch:
And the former American Idol judge looked perfectly happy snuggled up to his lady love Lauren Silverman and their two-year-old son, Eric.
Though the X-Factor boss and the brunette beauty were clearly ready to soak up the sun in their suits and matching Ray Bans, little Eric was perfectly protected beneath an adorable little hat and swimming T-shirt.
Nonetheless, we are OBSESSED with Simon's son updates.
What do U think?! Do you like this softer Simon?
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
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It looks like Zayn Malik is ready to OFFICIALLY kick off his solo career!!
After leaving One Direction earlier this year and having a VERY public falling out with his buddy Naughty Boy, it's been rumored that the 22-year-old has been trying to strike up a solo deal with RCA!
Well now it sounds like Zayn finally got what he was looking for and it's all because of his good pal Simon Cowell!
That's right! The same Simon Cowell who helped put 1D together in the first place JUST helped their former member sign with a COMPETING RECORD LABEL!!!
The former American Idol judge recently said he wouldn't be surprised to see the rest of the member of One Direction take a little bit of time off and possibly split for good!
We have to wonder if he'll help everyone else the same way he helped Zayn when the time comes!
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Wednesday marks such a monumental moment!
Five years ago, Simon Cowell joined together five souls in musical matrimony, that would go on to be the biggest boy band in recent history.
One Direction was given a second chance on the show, and went on to secure third place overall. But it's safe to say the fivesome might as well have won.
1D became a global sensation, and Harry took to Twitter on the group's anniversary to share sentimental statuses about their incredible journey:
We're still so shocked about this baby news!
So, so sad.
On Sunday, Simon Cowell's mom, Julie, passed away at 89.
That night, a spokesperson for the music mogul's family released this statement:
"Today our beloved mum Julie passed away. Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she was. We are heartbroken and will miss her terribly, but she is now at peace."
The spokesperson also continued that the family is hoping for some privacy during this trying time, saying:
"We would like to thank the media for kindly respecting Julie's privacy throughout and we politely request continued privacy for the entire family at this particularly difficult time."
And part of this privacy means putting a pause of X Factor UK. A spokesperson for Simon's production company, Syco Entertainment, revealed that Monday's Manchester auditions have been canceled: