Zayn Malik VS One Direction: Former 1D Singer Don’t Speak to Ex-Bandmates, Says He's Happier Now

By Jaja Agpalo January 7, 2016 7:16 PM EST
Zayn Malik

IN PHOTO: Zayn Malik performs with his band "One Direction" on NBC's Today show in New York November 13, 2012. (Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Burton)

Zayn Malik and One Direction are so not friends anymore! The former member of the popular British boyband revealed in a recent interview with Billboard that he is no longer close with the boys, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.

"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," the 22-year-old hunky singer said to the publication during an interview. "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."

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International Design Times previously reported that Zayn has already been working on his career as a solo artist following his departure from the band March of last year. As a matter of fact, he has been very vocal as to why he decided to leave One Direction after five happy years with the boys.

Zayn revealed to the magazine that Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall and him are not allowed to express their ideas in certain things or lyrics for their songs. "I'd sit and wonder, 'If the fans knew how it worked, what would they think?'" the estranged member of One Direction told the mag. "My argument was: People are more intelligent than that. They want to hear what's real, so why don't we write some stuff that we're actually going through?"

Moreover, Zayn admitted that his life became better and that he became happier now after he said goodbye to One Direction and his split from ex-fiancée and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. In fact, after all the scandal he's been involved, he now regained some normalcy as he can now visit his family every time he wants to and he is now dating Victoria's Secret model Gigi Hadid.

"[I saw] my mum, who cooked me some great food. I ate for three weeks because I'd lost so much weight in the band," the Brit musician added on. "I seen my sisters and put my dad's sheepskin on - I walked around and everyone thought I was him. Nobody bothered me. It was good for my soul to be back in Bradford."

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