Is there still tension between One Direction and Zayn Malik? When 1D visited ‘Ellen,’ of course she asked them about Zayn leaving the group. Although the boys didn’t say much, Harry Styles made it very clear that things are still pretty awkward between them! Watch the video here!
It has already been almost eight months since Zayn Malik, 22, left One Direction, but apparently that time hasn’t really relieved any of the tension between them. The 1D boys have brushed over the topic of Zayn’s departure before, but when they discussed it with Ellen DeGeneres, Harry Styles couldn’t help himself from admitting that it’s still awkward to talk to Zayn several months after he left!
Ellen jumped right into the Zayn drama when she sat down with the boys on The Ellen Degeneres Show, asking if they had known he was going to leave and whether they’ve talked to him since. After Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne vaguely chimed in to answer, Harry bursted out laughing — and then the truth came out! “You could cut the tension in here with a knife,” Harry said. “Let’s make some jokes!”
Clearly Harry thinks there is definitely still awkwardness with Zayn! While that lightened the mood a little bit, just the boys’ body language was telling enough that things aren’t totally back to normal with their former bandmate. As Harry requested, Ellen did make a joke before the awkward moment by telling 1D that they now all fit on the couch since Zayn is gone. But evidently that comment wasn’t the kind of jokes Harry was talking about!
Right around the same time the boys chatted with Ellen, Zayn’s tell-all interview with Fader magazine coincidentally also came out — and he wasn’t afraid to hold anything back! Zayn admitted that he always knew he would leave the group, also saying that he doesn’t think their music is cool. He even went as far as revealing whether “Larry” (Louis and Harry’s “shipping”) is real! No wonder the boys are still feeling awkward to talk to Zayn…he’s still bashing them!
Plus, Zayn previewed his upcoming single, “Befour,” in addition to the interview, which fans are speculating is totally about 1D as the song’s spelling hints at their album title Four. Then again, the boys just put out their new album, Made In The A.M. — which you can buy here — that’s believed to stand for “Made In The After Malik,” so it seems both 1D and Zayn have taken their tension to their music! Considering the 1D guys are about to take a year-long break, who knows when the awkwardness will go away — if it ever does!
Are you surprised that things are still awkward between Zayn and 1D, HollywoodLifers? Do you think things will ever be the same with them? Share your thoughts below!
— Taylor Weatherby