Zayn Malik Talks Losing Touch With His Former One Direction Bandmates: 'Everybody Grows Up'

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Everyone's gone off in their own direction.

Zayn Malik covers the latest issue of Billboard, where the "PILLOWTALK" singer addresses growing apart from his former One Direction bandmates, admitting that he does not keep in touch with them.

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“Our relationships have definitely changed since we were in a band together, but I think that’s just life,” the 24-year-old singer says. “Everybody grows up; two of the guys have got kids now. But no, I don’t talk to any of them, really.”

The growing apart has led to new opportunities for Malik, such as "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," his Taylor Swift collaboration from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, which he fondly thinks of as exposing both of them to each other's fans.

"I worked with her because I felt like she was the right artist for the song,” Malik says. “And of course she’s also a massive artist, so that brings its benefits. I get to let her fans know that I’m doing this kind of music, and she lets her fans know she likes my kind of music -- there’s no opposition, for real. Everybody can like everybody’s music.”

Malik's issue of Billboard is on stands now.

Meanwhile, in September, ET talked to Malik's girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, about how the couple inspires each other's style.

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