In 10 years, where do you see yourself?
Well, 10 years ago, I definitely didn’t see myself here. I mean, I’d
just met my future missus in a room [on The X Factor] where she was
giving me a yes or no. [laughs] I got three yeses in the end from her.
That’s hilarious! I didn’t realise at the time that, by doing what my
dad would say – “Oh go on, we’ll try at this” – and just going along
with it was one of the best things I ever did. And even now, with my
management and everyone else, they’ll be like, “We’re doing this, then”
and I just go along with it. That’s how I’ve survived through this.
Plotting the future, I’d like to have a couple more albums. I would
like to see One Direction come back and do that big concert I was
talking about. And just have a happy, happy family. Success has become a
different thing after having Bear. The idea that I want to provide
everything for my son – and who wouldn’t? You’d jump on a hot re for
them. I have to do all this stuff because I want to build a bright
future for him. Also, if I’m lazy and retire at this point to spend more
time with him, what am I teaching him? I can’t teach him to just sit
back on what you have and the success that you’ve made – not at all. You
have to go out and work for what you want. The one thing that I learned
from my dad, even if he wasn’t around as much as I’d have liked, was
that he went to work and did his job so that I could enjoy myself. And
that’s what I want to do for Bear. Life does not stop when you have a
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