Zayn Malik isn't your quintessential teenage dream. He doesn't like the glitz and glamour. He isn't too keen performing on stage. He doesn't like being open about his personal life. He, however, has talked lengths on his struggle with anxiety and depression.
The 25-year-old singer was part of one of the most boy bands of all time - One Direction. Zayn decided to go solo when the former band was at its highest point.
The singer left the group in 2015, four years after they were put together on The X Factor and achieved global fame.
He had previously spoken about how he never really made any friends while he was part of the band. Now, in a recent British Vogue interview, he once again had claimed that he hasn't spoken to any of his former band members for a long time.
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson continued as a four-piece for another year before they all went their separate ways to launch solo projects, announcing an indefinite hiatus.
The hope that they would one day get back together in their original line-up is no more after Zayn revealed he hasn't spoken to the others for long.
The Pillowtalk crooner said, "I ain't spoke to any of them for a long time. There are things that happen and things that were said after I left - snide things, small things that I would never have expected."
He went on to add, "That's just the way it is. People move on, people grow apart, people grow up. We went from theatres to arenas to stadiums, there was never any sort of bridge between. Just boom, boom, boom. I guess that kind of progression affects you a little bit. People take it different ways, especially when there are five personalities."
Talking about his on-again, off-again romance with supermodel Gigi Hadid, the Dusk Till Dawn singer said 'everything is great!'
“She’s super-organised and I’m really not. It helps that she can get things together for me a little bit. I lean on her a lot," he commented.
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