Zayn Malik Opens Up About His Current Relationship With One Direction: They Don’t Call Him Back

Zayn Leaves One Direction
Here's what Zayn and the boys had to say.
Former One Directioner Zayn Malik reveals he is having a tough time maintaining his friendship with the rest of the group after leaving them last March. He probably knew they’d be difficulties keeping up the good feels when he decided after years churning out hit pop music with them, “Eh, not for me anymore, mate.”

But still, maybe they’d at least return his calls? In an interview with Billboard Magazine, Malik said he has tried to keep in touch with One Direction band members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, but some of them aren’t really responding.

Zayn explained:

The truth of it is. You can think one thing about a situation and the total opposite can happen. I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot of people. I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply. Certain people have pride issues, but it’s stuff you overcome in time.

I’m sure the boys will all laugh about it one day and be best mates again. In the meantime, Malik isn’t suffering all by his lonesomes – he’s got hot girlfriend Gigi Hadid to keep him company and apparently challenge his mind.

I need a challenge. Also, I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas — the nice areas. I like a fuller woman. I enjoy an intellectual conversation as well, where someone can construct a sentence beyond what hair and makeup they’re wearing, and talk about something political or about the world. I like an opinion.

There you go. Zayn is not worried about the future, is looking forward to his solo career and knows he can persevere. “No matter what, I can smile and do whatever I got to do.” And what a beautiful smile it is.