Zayn Malik is no longer in One Direction’s new official photo.
Prior to the release of the new picture, broken-hearted fans were assured that Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson have no bad blood for their ex-bandmate.
According to a report from Billboard , the new photo was posted on the website of Modest Management, which the hit English boyband is part of.
Zayn Malik’s exclusion in the new One Direction photo came after broken-hearted fans worldwide were told about his departure from the band.
The official band bio was also recently updated alongside the new photo.
“In April 2015 the band started working on their 5th studio album set to be released later in the year,” the profile read.
Prior to Modest Management’s new group photo without Zayn Malik, One Direction fans got their hearts broken with the “On The Road Again” poster.
According to Hollywood Life , the concert image unveiled earlier this April only featured Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson.
However, an earlier report clarified that there is no bad blood between the former bandmates.
“There is absolutely no bad blood between any of them and he wishes them the best for the future,” Hollywood Life reported about Zayn Malik’s sentiments for his former group.
“When he’s back from holiday, and the lads take a break from their world tour, he hopes they will all be able to talk about it in person.” Zayn Malik was also relieved that he was not dissed by One Direction during the group’s recent interview.
“The comments by Liam that said they were gutted hit home for him – he never intended of letting the boys down but knew it just wasn’t for him anymore,” a source explained.
“He was thankful that none of them slammed him because he was a little worried one of them might.
Instead, he thought that they were very respectful for what he’s going through and understood his plight.
There’s no animosity.”