On March 3, 2013, One Direction's Liam Payne went on Twitter to deny a tabloid report that quoted him as saying that he would choose his dancer girlfriend Danielle Peazer over One Direction and he would be willing to quit the group. Payne tweeted: "Thought I'd let you know this latest story is bullsh*t I love you guys so much I love this band they're my best mates I ain't goin now werrr."
Payne (who is 19) and Peazer (who is 24) began dating in 2010, when he was a contestant on "The X Factor" U.K. and she was a dancer on the show. The couple broke up in September 2012 but got back together in December 2012. They reportedly split up because of issues over Payne's busy work schedule and harassment that Peazer was getting from One Direction fans.
On March 3, 2013, the Daily Star Sunday quoted Payne as saying: “I can’t stand being away from Danielle. If it’s between the band and her, I’ll choose her.”
An unnamed source told the Daily Star Sunday: “He suffers from terrible homesickness and the other lads are always having to boost him up and be there for him. He says the long American promotional tours ‘kill him’ and that he feels like he’s cracking up when he’s on the road for so long. Since getting back together with Danielle at the end of last year they have grown much closer and really bonded. Liam hates being away from her. He relies on her for so much emotional support. Some of the other lads in the group are the total opposite – they just want to party and chat up girls.
“People think it’s all glitz, glam and girls in a boyband but when you are as famous as they are it can become a real psychological and emotional strain. Liam feels he doesn’t get the same status and respect as the big stars like Harry and Niall and sometimes even questions why he’s in the band at all. The rest of the lads are freaking out that one day he’ll have had enough and just walk out. That would throw the whole band into chaos.”
One Direction launched its 2013 world tour on Feb. 23, and Peazer has been seen at some of the concerts. Likewise, when Peazer was on "The X Factor" U.K. 2013 tour, Payne was at several of the concerts on the tour.
One Direction members Harry Styles (who is 19) and Zayn Malik (who is 20) are frequently named by the media as the ones most likely to go solo or quit One Direction. Niall Horan (who is 19) and Louis Tomlinson (who is 21) are the other members of the group. All of the members of One Direction have repeatedly said in interviews that they have no plans to break up or quit the group.
Sony Music reportedly has a contract that will give One Direction a bonus worth millions if the group stays together until 2015. The contract also reportedly requires One Direction to deliver a new album every year until 2015.