Zayn Malik is totally missing Louis Tomlinson! Tensions have been pretty high between Zayn and the One Direction guys after he left the band, and Louis is the one former bandmate with whom Zayn can’t stand having bad blood. In a new interview, Zayn revealed he wants to rekindle the friendship he and Louis once had!
Just a couple of months after Zayn Malik, 23, parted ways from One Direction, he and Louis Tomlinson, 24, began quite the feud with each other, and things haven’t been the same since. But once Louis became a dad to little Freddie Reign, Zayn realized how sad he was about his fallout with Louis — and couldn’t help admitting that the wants to be friends again! Could this be the start of a renewed friendship between Zayn and Louis?
After Louis shared an Instagram pic with Freddie on Jan. 27, Directioners couldn’t help noticing that his ex-bandmate favorited the photo not long after it was posted. While it was a sweet gesture on Zayn’s part, he hinted that there was an ulterior motive for his very public move. “We’re not talking on friend terms obviously,” Zayn explained on London’s Capital FM Breakfast Show, “so that’s as far as I can go, by favoriting his picture.”
Aww, Zayn is clearly bummed he couldn’t reach out to Louis to congratulate him! He also admitted that Freddie is “cute as f***” and that he wishes Louis “the best of luck,” which almost makes the situation even more heartbreaking. But Zayn did insinuate that he hopes his Insta favoriting will at least catch Louis’ attention! “We’ll see if I get an invite [to visit the baby],” he added.
Considering the battles Zayn and Louis have had in the last year, though, Zayn’s attempt to make amends with Louis may be more difficult than he would like to think. Their bad blood began when Zayn worked with Naughty Boy in May 2015, and Louis decided to comment on a picture of Zayn that the producer tweeted. Zayn had no problem firing back, telling Louis that he had no life, which obviously didn’t go over well. Their feud got so heated that fans even declared that “Zouis” is dead!
Then, months later, Louis declared that things hadn’t gotten any better between them. When Zayn got into a Twitter feud with Calvin Harris over Taylor Swift, Louis favorited one of Calvin’s tweets that totally slammed Zayn! As if this isn’t enough to prove that the tensions remained, Zayn has since revealed that the only member of the band that he has spoken to is Liam Payne. But with One Direction on their break and Louis’ excitement over being a dad, Louis could be inspired to let go of the past — it sounds like Zayn has!
Plus, 1D featured Zayn in their music video for “History,” so clearly the guys don’t totally hate him. Despite their feuds, maybe a Zayn/Louis rekindling isn’t so far fetched? Zayn is preparing for the release of his own music, starting with his single, “Pillow Talk” on Jan. 29. Now that Zayn has made it clear that he wants to make up with Louis, it will be interesting to see if Louis has anything to say…especially if it involves their friendship!
Are you surprised Zayn wants to be friends with Louis again, HollywoodLifers? Do you hope Louis will want to rekindle things too? Let us know below!