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Zayn Malik Discusses Relationship with Gigi Hadid, Eating Disorder w/ One Direction

Zayn Malik gets super candid and real about his personal struggles with mental health, the real reason he left 1D and of course his smoking hot model girlfriend, Gigi Hadid! Zayn comes clean in a new interview with The Sunday Times Style magazine. He talks about his personal demons, mental health issues and more. The former 1D singer discusses how he conquered anxiety and an eating disorder, which all played a major part in his leaving One Direction in 2015. Zayn tells the mag, “It was something I was dealing with in the band,” the it being his eating disorder and anxiety. Last year during an interview he revealed to the BBC, “It wasn’t as if I had any concerns about my weight or anything like that. I’d just go for days - sometimes two or three days straight- without eating anything at all. It got quite serious, although at the time I didn’t recognize it for what it was.” One thing that really had him upset over his eating disorder was the stigma attached to it. He said people usually expect girls to have eating disorders, but they don’t expect guys to have it, which to him was crazy! The serious control which he had over food and eating, eventually led him to leave his One Direction life. After departing from the group, Zayn went back home to be with his mom and family and to get out of the spotlight. And another person beside his mother Zayn is thanking… his girlfriend Gigi Hadid! Zayn previously revealed Gigi has really helped him handle his anxiety, especially when it comes to performing in front of big crowds. The couple has been together for a year and a half and she’s been living with him in hi Bel-Air home for the past year. Funny enough though, he’s never taken her to his hometown… but she has met his family in London a few times. Well, at least she’s met the fam and she’s still around, so I’m guessing they loved her! And the love for Gigi gets even better. Like most couples, they’ve got nicknames for each other, he calls her Gee and she calls him Zee… and there are other nicknames, but he kept those private!! HEYOOO! I can only imagine what they call each other behind closed doors…. ANYWAYS… what is your take on Zayn coming so clean about his mental health and his past? Is his eating disorder a surprise to you? It definitely was to me! Speak up in the comments below!
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