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Zayn Malik left One Direction to pursue a solo career, but the other members are apparently choosing to have the best of both worlds by staying together and pursuing their own projects. That’s what a friend of the guys’ told People. “The boys know that by sticking together they can still pursue everything they want to do as a foursome, as well as individually,” the friend said.

“Harry, Louis, Liam, and Niall are all very loyal to each other and support each other’s future together and on solo projects, music or otherwise,” the friend went on. “They are all incredibly loyal despite the multiple offers they get all the time.”

One Direction is currently touring Europe and will be heading to the U.S. in July. See the full story about One Direction’s plan over at People.