And although the latest evidence of their romance doesn't really push the story along much further than a couple of twenty-somethings enjoying one another's company, the internet is abuzz about it nonetheless.
More interestingly, Malik has come out swinging in his split from Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne.
“There was never any room for me to experiment creatively in the band. If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as f***, so they could use that version. Whenever I would suggest something, it was like it didn’t fit us. There was just a general conception that the management already had of what they want for the band, and I just wasn’t convinced with what we were selling. I wasn’t 100 percent behind the music. It wasn’t me. It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people. As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren’t happy about.”
Here's to hoping the boys he left behind find a little more solace in their break-up than Zayn did.