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    Zayn Malik Opened Up About His Current Relationship With Former One Direction Members

    "That's just the way it is."

    Zayn Malik is gracing the cover of Vogue this month.

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    In the cover story, he talked about his career in One Direction and his relationship with the other members.

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    "We went from theatres, to arenas, to stadiums. There was never any sort of bridge between. Just boom, boom, boom," he said.

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    "I guess that kind of progression to any mind – but especially when you're 17, 18 — it kind of affects you a little bit," he added. "People take it different ways, especially when there are five different personalities. The relationships had broken apart."

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    According to the cover story, Zayn did not walk from the 1D situation with any new friends. "I have always been a bit like that, though — always a bit of an island. I don't like to confer with too many people."

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    And as for whether or not he talks to the other members. "Nah. I ain't spoke to any of them for a long time, to be honest with you. That's just the way it is."

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    "There's things that happen and things that were said after I left. Snide things. Small things that I would never have expected."

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    Damn, I'm not even a Directioner and I feel kinda bad. Hopefully they can make amends at some point.

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    Knowing boy bands, I'm sure they eventually will!

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    You can read an excerpt from the issue, which hits stands Nov. 9, here.