While Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson may not be friends after Malik’s departure from One Direction, he does think that his fellow singer’s baby is “cute.” Malik revealed his thoughts about Tomlinson’s newborn son on Capital FM’s The Breakfast Show that will be on air this coming Friday after the former One Direction member posted a photo of his son, Freddie Reign, on Twitter.
“Obviously I wish him the best of luck,” Malik said on air. “His kid is cute as f*ck so obviously I favorited it.” But this does not mean that the two are friends again and Malik further said to Capital FM as reported by Perez Hilton, “We’re not talking on friend terms obviously, so that’s as far as I can go, by favoriting his picture. We’ll see if I get an invite to visit the baby.”
Malik’s decision to leave One Direction caused quite a bit of controversy, and he has come out in multiple interviews explaining his decision. In a recent interview with Beats 1 on Apple Music with Zane Lowe, he touched on the topic. The exclusive interview was set to be aired at 12 p.m. Eastern time on Beats 1 via Apple Music, but a three minute clip was released early. Malik left the band to start a solo career.
Meet my little lad, Freddie pic.twitter.com/nec7OqwuQR
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 28, 2016
“I think I always kind of wanted to go,” Malik said to Lowe as reported by Billboard. “From the first year really, I never really wanted to be there in the band. I just gave it a go because it was there at the time and then when I realized the direction we were going with the music, I instantly realized it wasn’t for me because I realized I couldn’t put any input in.”