One Direction’s Liam Payne has had a week filled with ups-and-downs. Besides the obvious good moments, like releasing their single Live While We’re Young, it’s rumored he split from long-time girlfriend Danielle Peazer. In his first interview since the breakup, Liam only has one wish for his ex – that they stay close.

“Danielle is great, I really hope we can still be friends. I bought her a car for her birthday, but she really isn’t fussed by money or fame,” he told The Sun. “She was talking about dying her hair blonde and I said she should. She said she couldn’t afford it – which was mad. She wouldn’t even ask me for the money for that.”

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The boys of 1D don’t live the normal life of 18 or 19-year-olds. Their every move is on display and often brings constant rumors and criticism. Zayn Malik may try and brush it off, but admits his concern for fellow band mate Harry Styles. “He’s the baby of the group, but people seem to forget that because of the way that he is and that he is so charming,” he told The Sun.

“So it is a little bit of upsetting sometimes if you see him with the weight of the world on his shoulders. It does annoy us a bit. He’s a young kid, and people are just giving him grief for no reason,” Zayn said.

Do you think that Harry gets too much negative attention? Also, do you hope that Liam and Danielle patch things up and get back together?

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