Alien told Zayn Malik to quit One Direction

Zayn Malik may have quit One Direction over a year ago, but he still vividly remembers what made him decide to leave the alien.

No lie, the 23-year-old boyfriend of Gigi Hadid chatted with Glamour magazine for an interview inside their August 2016 issue and revealed the first moment he realized he needed to leave the group.

"An alien spoke to me in a dream…" he said, trailing off and leaving our imaginations to figure out the rest.

Well, at least all you hardcore 1D fans can now channel your anger toward space! One of those dang aliens has to be listening...

Meanwhile, in honour of his first solo tour and album, Mind of Mine, Zayn also dished on a few more of his "firsts."

For example, he was candid in admitting that his first celebrity crush was Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. "They're the same, right?" he joked.

He also has quite a few musical inspirations, his first motivational song being "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, which he said with "no question." The first album he ever owned was Tupac All Eyez on Me, while his first on-stage performance was Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You." 

Another interesting tidbit? He's a huge Bob Marley fan. After every show he pays homage to the Rastafarian singer, and he even admits that if he could jump in a helicopter right now and leave, he'd visit Jamaica. 

Meanwhile, Zayn has also been making headlines after rekindling with Gigi recently.

The two had split briefly in June after dating on and off for about seven months, but they got back together again quickly after that. Since then, they have returned to showing off their PDA on social media.

Mostly recently, Gigi shared a photo of the pair playfully kissing each other. It looks like Zayn was going in for a smooch, but Gigi found something to be hilarious, and he instead ended up having one of those slightly awkward teeth-kisses that are always adorable.

"Squish ya," she captioned the pic. Presh!

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