Selena Gomez Says She's Here for Zayn Malik 'If He Would Ever Want to Reach Out'
By Antoinette Bueno
Zayn Malik has a friend in Selena Gomez.
The former boy band member has created plenty of headlines since leaving One Direction in March -- whether it's feuding on Twitter or breaking up with his former fiancee, Little Mix's Perrie Edwards -- but Selena says she's listening if he ever wants "to reach out." The comment came in response to 1D fans creating a stir when the 22-year-old British star recently started following Selena on Twitter.
"I know Zayn, so it’s almost like if he would ever want to reach out, he knows that he could," Selena, 23, says in an interview with Key 103 radio in Manchester.
And she had nothing but positive things to say about Zayn stepping out as a solo artist.
"I think that's so exciting for him to go and figure out what he wants to do [in his solo career], but I don't know what that is," she shares. "I think it'll be pretty exciting but, yes, I love him, he's awesome."
"Taylor's just been such an incredible inspiration and she's just like one of my biggest supporters," Selena also said about the 25-year-old "Wildest Dreams" singer during the radio interview. "She has always wanted to see me find what makes me different and never forced her opinion too much; she would just tell me what she believed and what she thinks I should do."