Well, well, what is this?
Zayn Malik and Rita Ora were recently photographed together in an SUV after leaving a Los Angeles restaurant. The newly single 22-year-old former One Direction singer and the 24-year-old "Black Widow" artist have not commented.
Zayn arrived alone at the KOI Japanese eatery in West Hollywood at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, E! News has learned. He was driven in a chauffeured SUV. Several minutes later, Ora arrived alone in another chauffeured SUV and entered the restaurant.
Less than an hour later, a man who appeared to be a restaurant manager was spotted escorting both singers out of the venue to one of the SUVs. Ora got in the right back passenger's side, smiling, while Malik, who looked more serious, entered from the opposite side and sat next to her in the left back passenger's side. The vehicle then drove off toward nearby Beverly Hills.
The Brits may of course just be friends, as they share the same management company. A restaurant source told The Daily Mail that the two had attended a dinner organized by a member of their management team and were also joined by other music artists and staff members.
The pair's dinner outing took place more than a month after Malik and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards split and called off their engagement. The two got engaged in 2013 after a little more than a year of dating.
Ora had split from boyfriend Ricky Hil, Tommy Hilfigger's son, in July after dating for about a year.
Ora had recently commented about Malik, rather bizarrely.
In an interview with the U.K. radio station Capital FM, she was asked about male pop stars. When asked about Malik, she said he is "gorgeous, but I just..."
"Not your thing?" the DJ asked.
"I don't know," Ora said.