It’s the reunion we were all waiting for! After not speaking for months, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik had the briefest interaction at the American Music Awards, and it was all caught on video. But, unfortunately, it was a bit awkward. Watch here!
We saw the photo of Zayn Malik, 23, and Niall Horan, 22, shaking hands at the AMAs, but now, the video of their interaction has surfaced, too! In a quick Snapchat clip from the audience, Niall walks right by his former bandmate in the front row, and leans down for a handshake. The whole thing catches Zayn totally off-guard, though, and he appears to be totally uninterested in taking the conversation any further. SO awkward!!
As HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY reported, Zayn “appeared shellshocked” after his quick moment with Niall. “He was not anticipating it at all,” our source revealed.
Of course, things didn’t exactly end on the best note for the guys — Zayn left One Direction in 2015, and months later, it was revealed that he hadn’t spoken to any of the guys, except Liam Payne, briefly. However, before the show, Niall gushed to Entertainment Tonight, “I haven’t spoken to him in a few months or whatever, and haven’t seen him in a while, so I’m looking forward to seeing him.” It seems the 23-year-old didn’t exactly feel the same way!
In fact, when Zayn got onstage to accept his Best New Artist award, he totally threw major shade at 1D, glancing at the trophy and asking the crowd, “This one just has my name on it, right?” OUCH! An eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Niall wasn’t in the crowd at the time, but its likely he caught wind of the diss by now.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Niall and Zayn’s reunion? Do you think it was really awkward?