"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.
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."