"My mum said, 'You've got to get back in contact with Zayn,'" Tomlinson said. "'Life's too f**king short.'"
The performer continued, speaking about his extremely close relationship with Deakin, saying, "A mother's intuition is just f**king crazy. It always felt supernatural to me. My mum always knew what I was feeling and what I wanted."
Tomlinson also added that he "can't stand to hold a grudge with anyone," so he made the decision to meet with the "Still Got Time" singer.
"If there is any animosity, just clear the air," he stated. "I met up with him and it was nice. It was that brotherly love. We will always have that love for each other. I can't speak on behalf of him but we really care about each other."
As for how the rest of the band feels about Tomlinson? Niall Horan stressed that the "Back to You" singer is an "unbelievable guy."
"He's a great singer and someone that if, I'd say, we would have lost the plot along the way if we hadn't had Louis," Horan told Nova's 100. "He was a very vital member of One Direction."
Tomlinson is now hard at work on his solo album and released the video for his new single, "Back to You," on Friday morning.