Zayn Malik: There aren’t any secret gay relationships in One Direction
Zayn Malik has insisted that all of the members of One Direction are straight.
The former boyband member, who quit One Direction earlier this year after a rumoured rift, spoke out about fans ‘shipping’ members of the band together.
Members of the band have been vocal about eager young fans theorising about their sexuality, with Liam Payne venting earlier this year: “[The rumours are] absolutely nuts and it drives me insane… it becomes like a conspiracy or a cult.”
Speaking to FADER, Zayn Malik insisted that the rumours are all false.
He said: “There’s no secret relationships going on with any of the band members.
“It’s not funny, and it still continues to be quite hard for them. They won’t naturally go put their arm around each other because they’re conscious of this thing that’s going on, which is not even true.
“They won’t do that natural behavior. But it’s just the way the fans are.
“They’re so passionate, and once they get their head around an idea, that’s the way it is regardless of anything.”
He added: “If it wasn’t for that passionate, like, almost obsession, then we wouldn’t have the success that we had.”
The band are due to go on hiatus next year, with some sources reporting that there is little hope of the members re-uniting because of long-standing rifts.