Zayn Malik has once and for all killed the dream that One Direction will reunite.
The singer, who is dating model Gigi Hadid, left the group in 2015, four years after they were put together on the X Factor and achieved global fame.
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson continued as a four-piece for another year before the lads all went their separate ways to launch solo projects, announcing an indefinite hiatus.
And the hope that they’d one day get back together in their original line-up is no more after Zayn revealed he hasn’t spoken to the others in ages.
The 25-year-old told Vogue magazine: “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 added: “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.”
Zayn also opened up about his relationship with Gigi.
The couple recently reconciled months after a shock split.
The star praised his girlfriend’s organisational skills, and admitted that he “leans” on her a lot.
Zayn and Gigi seem happier than ever these days.
Gigi recently described Zayn as her “happy place” as she shared a loved up selfie of them together.
In the adorable picture, a topless Zayn sits behind his girlfriend, snuggling up to her and she nuzzles into his neck.
With their eyes closed, the young lovers look happy and content in each other’s arms.
Gigi shared it on Instagram, telling fans she was “flyin home to my happy place”.
“Gorgeous couple,” one fan told them.
While another said: “You guys are the cutest couple I’ve ever seen. Please please don’t stop lovin each other, you two look so good together, stay happy forever n ever”
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