For One Direction fans, 25 March is somewhat ominous...
It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend for One Direction fans.
First off, Liam Payne and his girlfriend Cheryl announced that they’d become parents to a baby boy. Then, a dramatic TV advert aired for Harry Styles’ debut solo single.
This all happened on Saturday evening. So as you can imagine, Twitter went a little bit wild.
Messages included: ‘I leave Twitter for one day, and Liam’s popped out a baby and Harry’s releasing a single,’ and: ‘So while I was lost. Liam becomes a father and Harry is releasing music.’
LOLz. We have to admit, it’s a lot to take in.
But let’s just note what the date was on Saturday… 25 March. This may not mean much to you, but it does to the 1D fandom.
Why? Well, it was on this day two years ago that Zayn Malik told the world that he was quitting the band. In a statement, he explained that he wanted to focus on being a ‘normal 22-year-old’ who’s able to ‘have some private time out of the spotlight’.
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But after a year-long break, he was back with solo album Mind Of Mine – and, you guessed it, he chose 25 March to release it.
So is there a reason that this date is particularly significant for the 1D lads? Are they trying to replace Zayn’s shock exit with something happier? Or is it just all a huge coincidence?
Of course, Directioners have their theories. One’s Tweeted: ‘March 25 has been cursed since zayn left one direction,’ while another says: ‘March 25 is a weird monumental day in One Direction history.. This is some back to the future s*** [sic].’
Hmm… we’re not sure, but we’re pretty intrigued.
Do you have any ideas as to what’s going on? Witchcraft? A blood brother pact? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter @lookmagazine.