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Zayn Malik explains why his engagement to Perrie Edwards broke down

Cosmopolitan logo Cosmopolitan 3/11/2016 Dusty Baxter-Wright
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Despite breaking up over a year ago, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid's relationship has been all over the press recently - namely because Little Mix's latest single 'Shout Out To My Ex' appears to be about the ex-One Direction singer.

But that's not the only reason, because Zayn has just released his debut autobiography Z, and in it, he addresses why his 4-year relationship and 2-year engagement to Perrie broke down.

The singer, who is now dating Gigi Hadid, has been accused of dumping Perrie by text and leaving her homeless with her dogs when they went their separate ways, but he has now explained his side of the story.

Speaking about leaving One Direction and his relationship with Perrie, he writes: "It was March 2015, I had been in a bad place for a while and I didn't see myself getting out of it unless I made a change. 

© Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) "My relationship with my fiancee, Perrie, was breaking down. To make matters worse there were so many crazy stories flying around in the newspapers about us, and it felt like such an invasion of privacy, it made me just want to disappear for a while."

Speaking about why he left One Direction, he wrote: "I wasn't going to spend another minute doing something which made me ill and which I no longer believed in. I couldn't see that there was anything left for me to give or to gain from staying.

"The memory of that night is kind of a blur. I was in f******g bits, but I finally came to the realisation something I already knew deep down, and had known for a long time. I was leaving the band and going home."

So that's quite intense.

Zayn Malik explains why his engagement to Perrie Edwards broke down © Perrieeele/Instagram Zayn Malik explains why his engagement to Perrie Edwards broke down

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