Say what? Zayn Malik shocked the world last year when he left the boy band, One Direction. And now, he revealed the "person" who encouraged him to pursue his own musical career!
Zayn Malik out and about in NYC
During Q&A with Glamour magazine, the 23-year-old was asked when he realized that he should end his time in the boy band.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Are a Stylish Couple on NYC Lunch Date
He replied, "An alien spoke to me in a dream…."
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik hold hands as the young couple are seen out and about in New York
One year after leaving the band, Gigi Hadid's boyfriend released his first solo album, Mind of Mine, in March 2016.
Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik Sighting, NYC
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