Even though fans freaked out when Zayn Malik first announced he’d be leaving One Direction, it actually turned out to be a good thing for the band. HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned the boys are ‘better’ without Zayn. Find out why!
As it turns out, Zayn Malik‘s exit from One Direction wasn’t such a bad thing after all. Not only did the band just release their best album yet, which also happens to be their first without Zayn, but things have “gotten better” between the boys since Zayn’s departure.
“Things have actually gotten better between them all since Zayn left because he was so unhappy in the group and that negative energy did bring the group down. There’s a lot less bickering and just a better overall vibe between them all since he left,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
The band’s producer even said their last album was the “most fun” to make. “We were having so much fun when we were making this record — going out, having parties, really enjoying ourselves and not taking any day for granted that we got to spend with each other,”Julian Bunetta told Billboard on Aug. 25. “When you’re faced with some uncertainty, you appreciate the moment more.” The moment that you’re in becomes really special and sacred. It was definitely one of the most fun album-making processes I’ve had because of that.”
It certainly sounds like the boys aren’t missing Zayn’s presence. They’re actually doing “better” without him. That must hurt Zayn to hear. If anything, he’s probably hoping they miss him. And maybe they do, but we’re glad they no longer have to deal with his “negative energy.”
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— Chris Rogers