Zayn Malik has no problem talking about sex.
During a radio interview with SiriusXM's The Morning Mash Up in New York City on Thursday, the 23-year-old singer likened his sex life with girlfriend Gigi Hadid to the NSFW activities in Fifty Shades of Grey -- yes, really.
It all started when Malik -- who just released the Taylor Swift-assisted song "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever" for Fifty Shades Darker -- was asked if he had ever read the erotic Fifty Shades trilogy, or seen the first movie.
While the former One Direction heartthrob said he'd never read through any of the E.L. James novels, he did admit to being pretty clued into the books' general theme. When one of the DJs joked that Malik "lived the movie," he grinned from ear to ear and laughed. "I like that," he said, smiling.
Malik also dished on his relationship with Hadid from a more PG perspective during the interview, opening up about how his romance with the 21-year-old model first started.
"Yeah, I just asked her [out]. It was pretty straight up," he explained. "I just asked her if she wanted to go out. I was in New York; I was here."
But while he clearly has no problem talking about the bedroom, it turns out Malik is a "gentleman" about the tamer details of his relationship with Hadid.
"A gentleman never tells the full details! But yeah, we met and we spoke, and we went on a date," he said.
ET sat down
with Hadid last month, who was a little more open to sharing details of her first date with Malik.
"We were both talking about [the fact that] we'd never actually been on a first date until each other," the supermodel dished of their relationship. "I met him once before and he is obviously so gorgeous, but really the way we could have conversations and kind of just…we're really interested in the same things, so it was really easy. So that was amazing."
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