Zayn Malik ‘wants to make amends’ with his One Direction bandmates

Zayn Malik wants to make amends with his One Direction bandmates, according to a new report.
The singer is reportedly looking for “forgiveness and friendship” from his ex-bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.
The 31-year-old devastated fans by his shock departure from the band in 2015.

During their time together, One Direction released five albums, went on four world tours, and starred in their own movie – before they went on an indefinite hiatus in 2016.
Now, Zayn is looking to rebuild his friendships following their breakdown since his departure – and now is open to a reunion.
A source told DailyMail: “He doesn’t know if it will ever happen, or when, but he would love to start a conversation with the other guys from One Direction and try to make amends with all of them.”
“He is trying to figure out the best way to reach out because it will be odd, weird, and uncomfortable, but it is something that has been on his mind.”

They insisted that Zayn’s wish to make amends is based on rebuilding those friendships and not necessarily getting the band back together for a reunion.
The source continued: “Whether that leads them to working together again musically is one thing, but Zayn’s reasoning is to become friends with his mates that he did so much with.”
“Zayn wants to approach them for forgiveness and friendship. Working with them is not important to him right now.”
“He has matured and wants to show the rest of the guys this. To be friends again would be amazing,” they added.

Last year, Zayn revealed the real reason behind his shock departure from One Direction.
During his appearance on Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast, which was his first interview in six years, Zayn admitted that he left the group because he wanted to be a “normal 22-year-old.”
The dad-of-one also revealed that One Direction went on an indefinite hiatus because they’d gotten “sick of each other, if I’m being completely honest.”
“I was like, ‘I’m just going to get out of here, I think this is done,’” Zayn admitted.
“I completely selfishly wanted to be the first person to go and make my own record.”
 
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“There was obviously underlying issues within our friendships, too. We’d got sick of each other, if I’m being completely honest.”
“We had been together nearly every day for five years. We were close and got to do crazy things together which no-one else in the world will ever understand.”
“I look back now in a much fonder light than when I first left,” Zayn continued. “It just ran its course. I wasn’t afraid of what the world thought. First thing I wanted to do [after leaving] was ring my mum and be like, ‘Can I come home?’”
“As soon as she said yeah, I was like, ‘Ok I’m done.’ I hadn’t told my mum beforehand. I hadn’t really thought about it.”
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Speaking about the toll being in a group took on him, the singer said: “It was strange when we were on the live shows… it was a bit crazy.”
“I don’t think I comprehended it at all. It was just fun, but repetitive fun takes a certain toll and it feels overbearing.”
“I was 17. It’s taken me so much time to process it now I’m older. I don’t black it out, I just don’t overthink it.”
“We got thrown into the deep end, there was no time for anxiety. I definitely got out at the right time. If I’d done it any longer it might have affected me more.”

Zayn also spoke about feeling the pressure to fit a certain “role” in One Direction, saying: “They used to make out I was the serious one. That wasn’t really my personality type – it was just a marketing scheme.”
“I get it but I don’t think you can define a person as that. We were a bit more complex than that. I think I just had one face to pull and that was it and fans go with it.”