Zayn Malik is not very good at saying goodbye.
Remember when Malik left One Direction in March of 2015?
It wasn’t so much that the singer even decided to go off on his own… it was that Malik said he ditched the beloved boy band because he wanted to make real music.
But Malik made an even bigger farewell mistake in breaking up with Perrie Edwards, the Little Mix singer has seemingly revealed.
More than 12 months after the pop stars ended their two-year engagement, Edwards has confirmed what has long been a suspicion across the Internet:
That Malik dumped her without even talking to her about it.
He did it via text message.
“It was horrible, the worst time in my life. A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that,” Edwards reportedly wrote in the group’s latest book One World.
An except from this tome has made its way on to Twitter. Behold:
Edwards, of course, does not reference Malik by name in this passage.
But we’re pretty sure he’s the only person she dated for four years and was engaged to for two years.
Back in November, the ex-One Direction member – who is now dating model Gigi Hadid – denied rumors that he had broken up with Edwards in this cruel fashion.
He told The Fader magazine that he has too much respect for Edwards “than to end anything over text message.”
“I love her a lot, and I always will, and I would never end our relationship over four years like that,” Malik back then. “She knows that, I know that, and the public should know that as well.”
Well, the public now has questions over this.
According to this same book, Little Mix bandmates Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock helped Edwards through the difficult breakup.
“The girls were amazing. We’d have sleepovers and they’d get my favorite desserts and do everything they could to cheer me up,” she wrote.
“I surrounded myself with friends and family … I didn’t want to be alone because when I was I’d start thinking about things and get upset.”
And there were times when Edwards simply couldn’t help it.
She broke down in the middle a concert last year, presumably over Malik:
Fortunately for Edwards, she appears to have moved on.
The artist is dating actor Luke Pasqualino.
“We’ve been on a few fun dates, which is nice,” she recently told The Sun. “It’s early days but yeah, he’s really lovely.”
We’re guessing he would never break up with anyone over the phone.
Malik, we suppose, can at least take solace is not being the old celebrity dirt bag.
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