Zayn Malik totally wrecked our hearts when he decided to release his new album, Mind of Mine, on the same day that he left One Direction a year ago. However, the former 1D guy says that the March 25th release date was purely accidental!

"I don't know, is that how it works out? Is that the date that it is?" he said on Zach Sang & the Gang.

"It's March 25th. It wasn't planned, but it works that way. But it just seems to coincide with the iTunes launch and everything.

When the host asked if it was fate, he agreed, "Maybe it's a sign!"

Um, we kind of have a hard time believing that he forgot the date of the day he left the biggest boy band in the world. But maybe that's just us.

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