The X Factor couple's break-up was mutual

Zayn Malik knows he’s lucky to have his One Direction mates to help him mend his heart after his split from Rebecca Ferguson.

The cute boybander and mum-of-two Rebecca, 25, whose romance was a huge surprise to fans because of their 7-year
age gap, broke up last month.

‘I got told at the beginning of my career it’s quite hard to hold on
to a relationship and realised halfway through the relationship that it
hard,’ says Zayn, 18.

‘We both mutually decided.

‘Am I sad? We’re just getting on with it and doing our own thing. We’re still friends though.’

Zayn says the One Direction boys are being a great support, and credits Louis Tomlinson, 19, as the ‘agony uncle’ of the group.

‘The band are there to help me through it,’ he tells the Daily Record. ‘We’re 5 mates. 

‘We talk about everything.’

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