Our hearts collectively broke into a million tiny little pieces when One Direction announced their extended hiatus.
Harry Styles is now an actor.
Louis Tomlinson is a judge.
Niall Horan is living his best golf life.
And now Liam Payne announced that he's signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records.
All of Twitter quickly went into an immediate RIP 1D meltdown:
But since I'm a half-glass-full kind of person, I'm still holding out hope that there will be a 1D reunion in 2017. After all, they are allowed to work on their own projects — it doesn't necessarily mean the end of times.
Because One Direction is family. AND FAMILY MEANS FOREVER.