Liam Payne on why Zayn Malik left One Direction

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: May 21, 2015 16:55 IST

Liam Payne, one of the band members of boyband One Direction, has said his former band mate Zayn Malik left the British boyband because of his relationship with Perrie Edwards.

"He wanted to spend time with his family and his missus. That's cool with us," Payne said on a radio show, reports

At the time of his departure, Malik said he was leaving to lead a 'normal' life, but was surrounded by rumours he had cheated on his fiancée Edwards at the time, after he was photographed holding hands with another woman in a Thai nightclub.

However, Payne insisted there are no hard feelings between Zayn and the remaining band members Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, as they can understand his motives.

"Sometimes you have to move on because you're not enjoying what you're doing as much as you used to," he said.

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