Zayn Malik has been embarking on a solo career without One Direction, but he has also left Naughty Boy and Perrie Edwards behind. However, instead of Zayn Malik’s departure being a sign of the end for Naughty Boy and Perrie Edwards, it appears that a Zayn-free life has been good for them.
Aside from Naughty Boy and Perrie Edwards, Zayn Malik is also allegedly doing well. For example, People Magazine reported on September 16 that he has been working with producer Malay who is associated with Frank Ocean. According to Malay, Zayn Malik is “pure genius.”
TheDaily Mail reports that Zayn Malik is also moving on from Perrie Edwards and is now allegedly dating Neelam Gill, according to a September 22 rumor.
Initially, there was a lot of focus on how Perrie Edwards was severely upset by Zayn Malik breaking up with her, according to a September 11 report by Hollywood Life.
Nevertheless, it appears that her life is better than ever because of it. Not only is Little Mix exploding with popularity, but her personal relationships also got tighter after Zayn Malik dumped her.
A recent visit to Disneyland Paris (where Perrie Edwards was pictured with Zayn the year before) was used as proof that Perrie is strong. About the awkward return to Disneyland Paris without Zayn Malik, the Daily Mail states the following on September 17.
“There wasn’t a glimmer of sadness on the stunning star’s face as she threw herself into her family trip without a care in the world. Perrie has had to adjust to life without Zayn, who is said to have dumped his fiancé of two years via text message, just days before she jetted off for a Little Mix promo tour in the US.”
Perrie Edwards will likely come out on top with or without Zayn Malik because of the sincere support of her Little Mix gal pals. Since the breakup, Twist quoted Perrie Edwards saying the following on September 11.
“[We are] past the point of being friends, we literally love each other so much…It’s weird, I don’t even know why. But it just works — we believe in sisterhood and just being strong women. We’ve really become stronger as a unit and realize that when four girls like us come together, it is a force to be reckoned with.”
Around the same time that Zayn Malik broke up with Perrie Edwards, he was also breaking up with Naughty Boy. Interestingly, Naughty Boy’s career has also seemed to blossom post-Zayn Malik — and Naughty Boy has possibly won over a friend of Zayn’s.
Naughty Boy was quoted by the Mirror on September 22 from a Capital FM radio interview. In it, Naughty Boy stated a few things that alerted listeners that he might still have hard feelings about his experiences with Zayn Malik.
“I basically just got caught up in a circus,” said Naughty Boy. “When Zayn left the group, I was accused of being the reason why he left… it was like I went back to primary school. But now I’m working with people like Beyonce, it’s like I’m doing my masters. This whole year has been such a journey and to end on a note like this – I couldn’t ask for more.”
As it appears, Naughty Boy’s post-Zayn Malik life is about texting Beyonce, according to the BBC — and possibly befriending Simon Cowell.
Seventeen reports on September 21 that Naughty Boy posted a picture on Twitter around September 9 with Simon Cowell putting his arm over Naughty Boy’s shoulders.
Should Zayn Malik be worried about this? There might be reasons for Zayn Malik to be interested in the scenario, especially since Naughty Boy captioned the tweet with the hashtag #Future.
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