It鈥檚 no secret that the boys of One Direction have had their reported differences: Since their *official* split back in 2016, there have been reports of rivalries and feuds, like that time Liam Payne dissed Zayn Malik for leaving the band, or when he made a subtle dig at Harry Styles鈥 new music. In a new interview, however, former 1D member Malik admits that while he鈥檚 mostly on good terms with his former bandmates (fights and all), he鈥檚 not in contact with Harry Styles. According to him, they 鈥渘ever really spoke鈥 鈥 even when in the band.

Speaking with Us Weekly after hosting the outlet鈥檚 Most Stylish New Yorkers party, Malik said, 鈥淭o be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band. So I didn鈥檛 really expect that much of a relationship with him when I left. And I haven鈥檛 [had one] to be honest.鈥 Ouch!

Still, the 鈥淒usk 鈥楾ill Dawn鈥 singer, who has moved forward with his own solo career post-1D, isn鈥檛 ruling out all hope of a group reunion.

鈥淲ho knows? I鈥檝e said it before: Never say never,鈥 he told Us Weekly. 鈥淚f I wanted to come back in 10, 15 years鈥 time, then yeah, why not? I don鈥檛 know. If I didn鈥檛 want to [be in the band] then, I might not. It just depends on how I鈥檓 feeling at that time.鈥

For now, Malik is enjoying the slower pace of his life. 鈥淲e were basically going at, like, 500 miles per hour. We did everything to an extreme in the band,鈥 he recalled. 鈥淸Now] it鈥檚 not as full on, it鈥檚 not as extreme, it鈥檚 not as in-your-face. It鈥檚 at my own pace. So this way, it feels 100 times more manageable. It鈥檚 just easier. It鈥檚 a lot less work.鈥

It鈥檚 also more to his personal tastes, which run the gamut of musical genres. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 really like to stick to one genre and go off of that. I like to do whatever I鈥檓 feeling that day, whatever鈥檚 feeling good,鈥 the 24-year-old explained. 鈥淭here鈥檚 still a lot of soulful R&B tunes on there, there鈥檚 some club tunes on there, there鈥檚 some more obvious pop songs as well.鈥

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