Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid aren't a power couple. They're a normal couple -- at least according to the 24-year-old singer.
In a new interview with Evening Standard, Malik opens up about his relationship with Hadid, and how they try to stay normal while living their lives in the spotlight.
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"In New York [where Hadid is based], you can sometimes get out in the early hours of the morning for a walk," the "Pillowtalk" singer shared. "But there’s no underground parking here, no escape routes. So they’re going to get pictures, they’re going to find you. In L.A. [his U.S. base], it’s more catered to these things -- you’ve got back entrances and that."
Malik and Hadid are constantly making headlines, but the singer would prefer they not be referred to as a "power couple."
"That's not something I want to be a part of," he confessed. "I'm with her because I like her and I hope she's with me because she likes me. When we come home, we don't really talk about that s**t. We just spend time together as a normal couple, cook food, watch TV, have a laugh."
Cooking seems to be a big hobby for Malik, who admitted he's been into baking pies recently. "I cook a mean chicken and sweetcorn pie, with alfredo sauce. I make my own pastry, roll it out and everything," he boasted.
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Malik also opened up about his struggle with anxiety while launching his solo career last year, and his eating disorder during his time with One Direction.
"It's not a thing that you just get rid of overnight but it's getting to a much more manageable place," he said of his anxiety. "I think it came from a lack of confidence, just a sense of disbelief in myself."
"You have a certain sense of control [as a solo artist], which is nice," he added. "And I'm more confident in my ability and what I want to give to my fans. I can think of people coming out to see me perform as a positive thing now, rather than something I am dreading."
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