Ever since Zayn Malik left One Direction in March of 2015, things have been pretty rocky between him and his former bandmates. Well guys, Louis Tomlinson just opened up about why his relationship with Zayn never truly recovered after a certain incident.
It turns out, Louis was upset that the 26-year-old didn’t come to support him after his mom, Johannah Deakin, passed away.
“I had a couple of calls with him after I lost my mum,” Louis explained to Dan Wootton in his recent podcast. “All the boys had agreed to come to that performance and he didn’t show so that really bugged me.”
The “Back To You” crooner’s mom unfortunately died of leukemia in December of 2016. And only days after her tragic death, the 27-year-old singer appeared on The X Factor stage to sing his new song, “Just Hold On.” It was an emotional performance, and all of his other bandmates — including Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne — came to support him during the hard time.
“It was just seeing everyone there – Harry, Niall and Liam – that was what I needed that night, that support,” he continued. Referencing Zayn, the 1D heartthrob added, “So on the other end of the spectrum, it kind of really showed. So, eh, I hope he’s alright.”
As fans know, Louis revealed in the past that he tried to make up with Zayn after his mom died.
“My mum said: ‘You’ve got to get back in contact with Zayn. Life’s too short’,” Louis revealed to The Sun in 2017. “A mother’s intuition is just f—ing crazy. It always felt supernatural to me. My mum always knew what I was feeling and what I wanted. I can’t stand to hold a grudge with anyone. It doesn’t sit with me right. If there is any animosity, just clear the air. I met up with him and it was nice.”
But although they tried to be friends again, it’s clear it didn’t last long.
“Truthfully, it never really got better,” Louis added.
And in December of 2018, Zayn released a song about his time in One Direction, which Louis was not happy about.
“I’d rather be anywhere / Anywhere but here,” the lyrics to the track, titled “Good Years,” read. “I close my eyes and see a crowd of a thousand tears / I pray to God I didn’t waste all my good years.”
Proper confused. What a hypocrite!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 6, 2018
“Proper confused,” Louis tweeted at the time. “What a hypocrite!”
Not to mention that in November of 2018, Zayn admitted that he left the band with zero friends. Ouch!
“I ain’t spoke to any of them for a long time, to be honest with you,” he told British Vogue. “That’s just the way it is. There’s things that happen and things that were said after I left… Snide things. Small things that I would never have expected.”
Sorry #Zouis fans, it definitely seems like these two won’t be making up anytime soon.
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