The band's fifth studio album is set to be released later this year, and the boys are expected to promote the record until February, however it looks like a tour for the fifth album likely won't be happening.
The break could be a good opportunity for Louis, whose expecting a baby with Briana Jungwirth in early 2016.
The news of the split may hit Directioners pretty hard, but it's not exactly unexpected. Fans have been concerned about a split ever since former bandmate Zayn Malik quit the band back in march. Zayn recently signed a solo deal of his own with RCA records.
For more on Zayn's departure, and the beginning of 1D's transformative year, check out the video below.