Simon Cowell held their hands and helped them get into the big-time, but now it appears he's a little bitter about the One Direction lads going their separate ways.
With Zayn quitting, Niall and Liam signing to different labels and Harry taking a stab at acting, they all seemed to veer off from Simon's reign in the past year or so.
And it's getting the music mogul down. He told The Sun: "I hear so many things now which they're doing, which I'm not involved with.
"It's a bit like I'm getting the hint you don't want me to come to the party. Sorry for making you famous"
"It's a bit annoying, if I am honest with you. Mainly because it's another label who has now got your artist and who you worked with for so many years."
We get where he's coming from, but let them live, Simon! You can't control everything.