Just when you thought all the rumours surrounding exactly why Zayn Malik had decided to quit One Direction had disappeared, new reports are claiming that he made the decision after feeling ‘forced’ to choose between the boys and his fiancée Perrie Edwards.
Oh, and he apparently broke the news in a tearful 2am phone call to Harry Styles, which makes us want to crawl into a duvet burrito and cry.
It’s better than yesterday’s reports that claimed he let 1D know via text, eh?
Perrie has already been trolled by some Directioners comparing her to Yoko Ono, who was famously said to have broken up The Beatles, and since then there’s been a whole load of rumours claiming Zayn left after she gave him some sort of ultimatum.
Even Louis Walsh has been getting involved. Obviously.
We’re still pretty convinced that Zayn, 22, is old enough and whatnot to be able to think and make decisions for himself, but a new source has piped up to hint that he felt stuck between the band and his fiancée.
An insider told Reveal magazine that Zayn broke the news in a super emotional phone call to Harry.
The band insider said: “They were both in floods of tears. Harry was hoping to talk round and get him back on the tour. He had no idea he was going to drop the bombshell and say he was leaving.
“Zayn said, ‘It’s my life with Perrie or my life with the band. I can’t do both. I can’t go on’.”
Another source (who we’re sometimes convinced are talking sock puppets or something), added to Closer magazine: “He spent an hour on the phone to Harry crying, trying to make all the boys see it was the right thing.”
We’ve never wanted to wrap them in blankets, give them ice cream and hug them lots more.
The source continued on to explain how Perrie ‘MAY’ have come into Zayn’s decision to leave, explaining: “Zayn felt he needed out of the showbiz world to get his head straight.
“He’s always struggled with the fame and felt it all became too much. In the end, he felt it was a choice between the band or Perrie – and he chose Perrie.
“Perrie is devastated that she’s being made the scapegoat for Zayn quitting the band. She knows the fans will always blame her for Zayn’s exit.
“She’s been crying about the accusations. Following the cheating claims, Perrie was livid, although she knows it’s all been blown out of proportion. She’s already trying to get through each day with the weight of the cheating allegations on her shoulders and the latest backlash is pushing her to the limit.”
“But Zayn promised he’d make her his number-one priority. He told her he was ready to leave the band and fully commit to her.
“Perrie was shocked by his choice but he assured her it’s what he wanted. She told Zayn he needed to make it clear him leaving the band wasn’t her fault.”
Hugs all round, guys? Let’s hope this doesn’t mean that the lovely Little Mix girl is subjected to more hate, because no-one deserves trolling. EVER.
The source also ‘revealed’ that Perrie, who has been “nursing Zayn through everything,” has apparently told her fiancé that the haters won’t break them.
“She knows it’s a tough time for him and appreciated what a big sacrifice he’s made for her. She wants to focus on the positives and start planning the Wedding. They’d both love a summer celebration.”
Until either of these two speak out, we’ll take these reports with a salad bowl full of salt and just hope that the two can be left to enjoy their relationship.
Just don’t forget our invite to the wedding please. We’ve already got a hat.
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