With Zayn penning an autobiography, Harry turning to acting and Niall releasing his first individual single, it was only a matter of time before Liam stepped forward with his post One D plans.
Having just signed a lucrative record deal with American label Republic Records, the 23-year-old singer took to Twitter to announce his excitement.
But as Liam celebrated the launch of his solo career, his fans started celebrating something else altogether.
Last night, the X Factor star became a trending topic on Twitter after writing: “Amazing to have signed to @RepublicRecords I am celebrating as I tweet thank you so much for accepting me to your roster of amazing artists.”
Amazing to have signed to @RepublicRecords I am celebrating as I tweet thank you so much for accepting me to your roster of amazing artists
— Liam (@LiamPayne) October 17, 2016
Initially fans started the hashtag “CongratsLiam” in response to the news, but as the tag gained momentum those who were a little late to the conversation thought followers were celebrating the confirmation of rumours that Liam is about to become a dad – something which has never been clarified by the star or his partner, Cheryl.
The situation quickly generated Twitter gold as users eventually figured out that “Chiam” had not shared any baby news *sadface*.
— Leah Ilianna (@RmbrTeenWolf) October 3, 2016
— . (@IrishBabyNoran) October 17, 2016
I saw #congratsliam trending and I almost choked bc I thought it had to do with him and cheryl
— , (@stylestaxi) October 17, 2016
When at first you thought this was trending bc Cheryl had announced she was pregnant
— This Town af (@wonderlandfthes) October 17, 2016
— Mari (@_FluffyLarry) October 17, 2016
— Ruth // (@pop_ruth) October 17, 2016