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Well, this isn't going to sit well with One Direction fans.
Although Zayn Malik has said time and time again that he left the famous boy band because he wanted to live life as a "normal 22 year old," people won't accept that as a reason. Now that he has been spotted in the studio with producer Naughty Boy, many have speculated that he left to launch his solo career.
But behind all of the rumors and hearsay, there has always been the thought that Perrie Edwards, Malik's fiancée, could be to blame, and according to Liam Payne, that's exactly the reason. In an interview with Capital FM, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Liam seemed to confirm the thoughts that have plagued every Directioner.
"Sometimes you have to move on because you're not enjoying what you're doing as much as you used to," Liam told host Lisa Snowdon. "He wanted to spend time with his family and his missus. That's cool with us."