There have been more rumours about the ‘real’ reason Zayn Malik left One Direction than there’s been about Harry Styles’ dating life, and if we’re honest, we’ve kinda struggled to keep up with it all.
Luckily, it’s Captain Liam Payne to the rescue, as he’s being speaking to Capital FM about why our favourite Bradford Bad Boy really decided to go back to a ‘normal’ 22-year-old’s life – and it involves the lovely Perrie Edwards.
Well, as normal as it can be, anyway.
Speaking to Capital FM’s Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon, Super Payno explained: “He had to do what he had to do really, for himself. Sometimes you have to move on because you’re not enjoying what you’re doing as much as you used to.
“He wanted to spend time with his family and his missus. We wish him all the best.”
Alright, so we had kinda already guessed that, but it’s always good to hear from someone who’s not a ‘source’, right?
He also added that they’re all “still great mates.” HURRAH!
And besides, if 1D are cool with it, we’re cool with it.
During their appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden last week, Liam, 21, told the host how it felt when Zayn first told them he’d had enough and was quitting.
He explained: “It’s like anything – at first, we were a little bit angry, we were surprised, but I think we all knew the general vibe Zayn was feeling.
“There’s certain parts of this job that Zayn loved, and certain parts he didn’t. If you don’t like your job, you have to follow your heart sometimes and go where you need to go. We were angry at first but then it was a bit more disappointed.
“We wish him the best of luck with whatever he gets up to. There’s no hard feelings.”
Meanwhile, we have LOTS of feelings. Far, far too many feelings. GAHD.
Captain Sensible, who seems to be the band’s spokesman when it comes to all things Zayn-related, also thanked their fifth brother at the Billboard Music Awards, making us cry actual tears while we watched.
GAH. We’re just glad it’s all gravy between the five of them, to be honest. LONG LIVE THE BROMANCE.
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