Liam Payne just confirmed that Zayn Malik quit One Direction (in part) because of Perrie Edwards! While speaking to Capital FM, the 1D singer admitted that his former bandmate left the group because he wanted to spend more time with his fiancée.

"Sometimes you have to move on because you're not enjoying what you're doing as much as you used to. He wanted to spend time with his family and his missus. That's cool with us," he said.

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"He had to do what he had to do. We are still great mates. I know it's difficult for people to see. It's like any other job sometimes — you just have to move on. We are going to just keep going, keep flying the flag."

It's nice to know that Liam respects his choice, but this isn't a mind-blowing realization. Zayn wanted to spend more time with his friends, family, and his fiancée. Although fans have blamed Perrie for his decision to leave the group, she just factored into his decision — Zerrie wasn't the only reason he left. But this is the first time we've heard one of the 1D guys speak up about it!

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