One Direction star Liam Payne has had to deny this week that the group are feuding over the future direction of their music, and Zayn Malik has now been quoted as saying that the lads "understand each other's boundaries" more now than when they first started out.
The boys spend huge chunks of time in one-another's pockets thanks to a packed-out schedule of recording, promoting and touring. (This sounds like they're stealing each other's money)
And the 21-year-old, who could be a married man by time 2014 is out, has said the five-piece are now better than ever before at reading each-other's emotions.
“We’re all really good mates and understand each other’s boundaries a lot more now," he told Top Of The Pops magazine.
“We understand if somebody in the band’s a bit tired, then we know not to annoy them, or if they’re upset you might have to speak to them.”
After it was alleged that Harry Styles was causing drama by pushing for a rockier sound on the boys' fourth album, Liam had taken to Twitter to insist: "Lots of articles saying we are clashing ... no ones clashing we are just having a bit of Family time after hitting the road for 3 years".
The message was retweeted by Niall Horan, seemingly putting rumours of behind-the-scenes tension to bed for the time being.