While the One Direction guys have been rejecting rumors that they'll be breaking up as well as picking up their tour schedule again soon and talking up their upcoming new album, it seems these rumors will always persist.
An insider told In Touch Weekly (via Naughty Gossip) that Simon Cowell is "meeting with the boys before they resume their UK tour. He'll advise them to at least see out the year together, but it's unlikely. A split statement is coming."
Why are the guys reportedly heading for a breakup? According to the source, Zayn quitting "was unsettling" for the guys, and "their bond has been torn to shreds."
"They feared being left behind while Zayn got a head start on his solo career," the insider claims. There's also reportedly "a lot of jealousy and tension" between the guys, if you believe that sort of thing.