See? You can have it all! Simon told the Daily Mirror: "You can't knock what One Direction are doing. They're making great records and I think that's why they're still so popular."
As for the breakup rumors, he added,"I hear speculation all the time that they're going solo. My advice is they should stay together but still do things they want as a little bit on the side."
Oh, Simon...such the voice of reason! Watch Simon collect One Direction's BRIT Award for British Artist Video of the Year below.