Harry Styles Reveals He “Didn’t Realize” Zayn Malik “Wasn’t Enjoying” One Direction
Harry Styles insists there’s “One Thing” he didn’t know about former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik: that he didn’t want to stay in the group. “You didn’t realize he wasn’t enjoying it that much,” Styles said Friday in a radio interview. “We were sad, obviously, that someone had left, but also sad that he was not enjoying it so much that he had to leave…Everything was going so well and everyone had kind of got to this place where everyone was kind of living in a way where they I think felt pretty good. It felt like everyone was kind of enjoying it.” However, he adds that the silver lining to Zayn’s departure was that “the four of us became closer because we were like, ‘OK, this is a hurdle that we weren’t expecting.'” Styles’ second solo LP <i>Fine Line</i> arrives December 13.