The 24-year-old singer quit the boy band in March 2015 before they went on a hiatus, but since departing the Drag Me Down hitmakers he has not spoken to Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan or Harry. Zayn – who is in a relationship with model Gigi Hadid – previously opened up about his struggles with an eating disorder while in One Direction, but these days he insists he’s in a better place.
Last month, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles took to their Twitter pages to thank the dedicated One Direction fans who clubbed together to take out an A4 advert in Billboard magazine that congratulated the boys on the release of their fifth studio album, Made In The AM, and reassured them that we’ll all still be here after their well-deserved 2016 break.
Harry Styles allegedly had a secret romance with the Pussycat Dolls star when he was just 19. The fling is believed to have started in late 2013 when Nicole was on a break from Lewis Hamilton and Harry was blown away by the now 37-year-old Hawaiian when they hung out at the X Factor final. They were said to be “wildly flirting” at a Brits party not long after with a source telling the Sun: “It was very clear there was electric chemistry between them and something had gone on.” “They were openly all over each other.”
If you recall, just last week we were lucky enough to welcome One Direction back to the UK as they performed an intimate first London gig at the Apple Music Festival, supported by Little Mix.
In case you missed our entire STREAM of tweets on Tuesday night (erm, sorry about that), we were lucky enough to pop along to Apple Music Festival to watch One Direction, supported by Little Mix, perform LIVE. 1D performed in Camden’s Roundhouse Theatre, which has a capacity of just 1,700 people, and the intimate venue meant that we were able to get up, close, and personal to the boys as they performed their socks off for our viewing pleasure. From our location in the venue, we spotted none other than YouTubers Alfie Deyes and Louise Pentland, also in attendance were Olly Murs, Selena Gomez, and Suki Waterhouse.
Put those hankies away and wash those tear-stained faces, reports that One Direction are set to ‘disband’ in March 2016 are nowhere near as sinister - or as disheartening- as they sound. Earlier tonight it was reported by The Sun that Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan were planning on ‘disbanding’ exactly one year after Zayn Malik sensationally quit the group - but the small print reads that they are just going on an “extended hiatus of at least twelve months”.