Who is Zayn Malik?
Zayn Malik, is a 27-year-old singer and a former member of One Direction (aka 1D), a boy band from the UK.
Zayn was born to a British Pakistani father and an English mother in Bradford and was an only brother to three sisters.
Growing up, Zayn made appearances in school productions and attended performing arts courses. He wrote his own raps and sang alongside Jay Sean when he made visits to Zayn’s school.
Zayn initially intended to become an English teacher. However, fate had other plans. His life changed upon joining One Direction at the age of 17 when he auditioned for The X Factor in Manchester.
Zayn’s exit from One Direction
Following the release of One Direction’s fourth album, “Four”, Zayn grew tired of being in the band.
In March 2015 he made his last live appearance and a week later he announced his exit from the band. He wrote in a statement that he wanted to be a “normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight”.
The news came as a shock through One Direction fan community, who still wish it was a horrible dream.
Despite expressing his want to stay away from showbiz, Zayn was seen working with Naughty Boy in a recording studio less than one month after he quit the band.
He scored a contract with RCA Records in July and his debut solo album released in 2016 with the name “Mind of Mine”.
Zayn’s fan community started to speculate over who the lead track “Pillowtalk”, with its erotic lyrics, is written for. His other songs, most of which are collaborations, include “Wanna Live Forever”, “Like I Would”, “Still Got Time”, and others.
Beginning of Zayn and Gigi
Gigi and Zayn started going out at the beginning of 2016.
In an interview about the release of his solo debut track “Pillowtalk”, Zayn let slip that he is involved with Gigi.
However, the road for their relationship was rather rocky and they briefly split up in June 2017 before reconciling weeks later.
Zayn, in the past, had also dated “Little Mix” star Perrie Edwards from 2012-2015 and X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson.
The explosive pregnancy news
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On April 29, 2020 reports from the US flooded claiming that Zayn and Gigi are having a baby together. Gigi is known to be around 20 weeks pregnant and the couple expects the baby to arrive in September 2020.