Simon Cowell revealed how he reacted to Louis Tomlinson’s baby news – and also said that One Direction will take a break soon – in a new interview withThe Sun.
The music producer, 55, said he told Tomlinson, 23, to “man up” when he learned that he was expecting his first child with friend Briana Jungwirth.
“I said to him, ‘You man up. You’re fortunate because you’re in a position to be able to look after the baby and not worry too much about that,’ ” Cowell said. “But I also told him, ‘I’ve received bad calls in my life but this is not one of them. This is your business but I’m here for you.’ ”
Cowell also suggested that One Direction might be ready to take a break.
“In terms of the band, they’ve got enough hits now they can take some time off and do some other stuff they want to do,” he said. “Then I hope they’ll have a little bit of time apart and want to get back together again. It’s a fun job, but it’s absolutely their decision.”
The band has been dogged with rumors that they will be splitting up ever since Zayn Malik left the group in March. However, a source told PEOPLE in June that the group would likely not officially break up but take some time to pursue solo careers “just like the [Rolling] Stones.”
“The boys know that by sticking together they can still pursue everything they want to do as a foursome, as well as individually,”the source said. (http://www.people.com/article/simon-cowell-one-direction-louis-tomlinson-zayn-malik)
When the creator of a boyband comes out and says that the group will probably take a break but not actually break up, that means that they are going to break up. Let’s not play dumb here, we all knew that this band wouldn’t last the test of time. They have had some good songs, but too many rifts too early. I mean Zayn left, Louis is going to be a daddy, and Harry is clearly the stand out. All good things must come to an end.
I do like the way that Simon worded the whole Louis becoming a father though. Clearly he probably didn’t want a kid right now, he is young and rich, extremely famous, but he doesn’t need to worry. He will be able to provide to that little baby boy or girl. I feel bad for the girl he got pregnant though, I can only imagine the hate she is going to get from the Directioners because those fans are insane.
I think we can all see what will happen though. Harry will be the Justin Timberlake, have a break out career and be around for a while. Liam will be like JC and try to do a solo thing but not really succeed. I have no idea about Nial, maybe he will host a show. Louis will live off of his money and stay quiet with his child. Then Zayn will become a real weird dude, he is basically there.
Thanks for the insight though Simon, thanks for preparing the One Direction fans that their reign will soon be over. I know what the fans are thinking, a break doesn’t mean a break up. It does though, everyone knows that when a ban takes a break there is a 99 percent chance they will never get back together. I mean NSYNC technically took a break, look at what happened with that.