What would you do if Taylor Swift called you cool? Even when you’re Zayn Malik, you totally freak out! The ‘Pillowtalk’ singer gushed over a time when T-Swift complimented him — and admitted that she made him blush!
Zayn Malik may be one of music’s biggest heartthrobs, but even Taylor Swift, 26, can get him flustered! In a new interview, the 23-year-old singer talked about meeting Taylor when he was hanging at Gigi Hadid‘s house, and Zayn revealed that Taylor’s compliments had him completely speechless!
“I don’t get much feedback from my peers. I spoke a bit to Taylor,” Zayn told DazedDigital.com. “At Gigi’s house we briefly spoke and she told me she really enjoyed the album. It was nice to get some feedback. She said she thought I was cool and I kind of blushed a bit and didn’t know how to take it.”
Whoa, can you imagine getting a compliment like that from Taylor?! Apparently Zayn couldn’t either! Although the two singers have likely chatted prior to the hangout at Gigi’s (Taylor did date Zayn’s former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles, after all), being told that you’re “cool” by one of the biggest names in the industry is a huge deal. We can’t blame Zayn for blushing and not knowing what to say!
Taylor’s sweet words likely weren’t just special to Zayn because she’s such a superstar — it probably helped him with his anxiety too. Zayn announced in a heartfelt Instagram post on June 11 that he has been struggling with a lot of anxiety, which even got so bad that he had to cancel his performance at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball that night. Surely such a big compliment from someone like Taylor helped put Zayn at ease, at least for the time he spent with her!
Another gal that has helped Zayn with his anxiety is Gigi. Despite reports that Zayn and Gigi had broken up after seven months together, a source told E! News that Gigi has actually been one of Zayn’s biggest supporters through his struggles, and he really “appreciates” her. She even shared a loving message to her “Z” on Twitter! Aww! Since Gigi and Zayn are still going strong, we’re thinking there will be more get togethers with Taylor in the future — so hopefully she’ll help Zayn keep his confidence up with more amazing compliments! But she’s still not going to convince him to re-join 1D, sadly; he totally dissed his former band in the interview, too!
How would you react if Taylor called you “cool,” HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with what Taylor told Zayn? Tell us below!