Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles Thank Fans On One Direction Sixth Anniversary (Video)
The official One Direction Twitter account shared a video of Tomlinson marking the momentous occasion. In the short clip, he says, “I just wanted to film a little message to say thank you because you guys are incredible. Your continued support is remarkable, really, and every single one of you had a hand in changing our lives, and I hope you’re as proud as we are.”
As for Styles, he’s tweeted a message on this day every year for the last six years. And though he hasn’t been on social media in three months, he returned on Saturday to mark the milestone. “Six years. I have no idea how to say thank you for all your support. For everything you are, and everything you’ve done, thank you. H,” he wrote.
As Gossip Cop noted earlier, fans are also celebrating One Direction’s anniversary on Twitter with the “#6YearsOf1D” hashtag. One Direction formed on “The X Factor UK” on July 23, 2010 when Styles, Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik were put into a group. Malik, of course, left the band last year.
And the rest of the members are currently on hiatus, with Styles and Payne recently signing solo record deals. But, as Gossip Cop exclusively confirmed on Thursday, their individual projects do not mean One Direction is breaking up. Check out Tomlinson’s video below! Gossip Cop will update if Payne, Horan or perhaps even Malik comment, too.
UPDATE: Horan tweeted on Saturday afternoon, “6 years. wow! As Louis touched in his message, each one of you have played in a part in changing lives. You are the best fans in the world as you know. Thank you so much for everything so far.” And in response to the positive feedback to his video, Tomlinson posted, “Read so many amazing tweets from you guys! Thanks for sharing the memories with us. Here’s to many more.”
— One Direction (@onedirection) July 23, 2016