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'He was made to be the outsider': Abi Clarke claims 'secret fling' Zayn Malik was 'not on speaking terms with One ...

The 29-year-old was allegedly not on speaking terms with his One Direction bandmates in the lead up to his dramatic exit from the group in 2015.
'He was made to be the outsider': Abi Clarke claims 'secret fling' Zayn Malik was 'not on speaking terms with One Direction and aimed his frustration at Harry Styles' before dramatic exit
  • The singer, 29, felt like an 'outsider' among Harry, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, his former flame Abi Clarke, 30, reportedly told a friend
  • When he was allegedly pressurised into 'doing things he didn't want to', Zayn decided he didn't want to be a 'robot' and called it quits before going solo
  • Zayn had directed his frustration towards Harry, annoyed with how the rest of the band would 'obey' him, a source said
  • 'They wanted him to go down a path he didn't want to. It led to a fall out' 
  • It follows reports that Zayn had an affair with Abi while he was in a relationship with Gigi Hadid, whom he split with in October after six years together 

By Callum Wells For Mailonline

Published: 15:16 GMT, 16 January 2022 | Updated: 15:32 GMT, 16 January 2022

Zayn Malik was 'not on speaking terms with his One Direction bandmates and directed his frustration towards Harry Styles' in the lead up to his dramatic exit from the group in 2015.

The singer, 29, felt like an 'outsider' among Harry, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, according to former TOWIE star Abi Clarke, with whom he is alleged to have engaged in a brief fling while still in a relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid. 

When he was pressurised into 'doing things he didn't want to', Zayn decided he didn't want to be a 'robot' and ultimately called it quits before going solo. 

Upset: Zayn Malik was allegedly not on speaking terms with his One Direction bandmates and directed his frustration towards Harry Styles, in the lead up to his dramatic exit from the group in 2015
Upset: Zayn Malik was allegedly not on speaking terms with his One Direction bandmates and directed his frustration towards Harry Styles, in the lead up to his dramatic exit from the group in 2015

Upset: Zayn Malik was allegedly not on speaking terms with his One Direction bandmates and directed his frustration towards Harry Styles, in the lead up to his dramatic exit from the group in 2015

Abi told a confidante about the falling out, according to The Sun. 

They claimed: 'He said he was being made to do things that he didn't want to do. He said, "I'm not a robot."

'They wanted him to go down a path he didn't want to. It led to a fall out.' 

Zayn had directed his frustration towards Harry, annoyed with how the rest of the band would 'obey' him, they added.

Tragic: The singer, 29, felt like an 'outsider' among Harry Styles (right), Liam Payne (centre), Niall Horan (far left) and Louis Tomlinson (centre left), his former flame Abi Clarke, 30, reportedly told a friend (pictured in 2014)
Tragic: The singer, 29, felt like an 'outsider' among Harry Styles (right), Liam Payne (centre), Niall Horan (far left) and Louis Tomlinson (centre left), his former flame Abi Clarke, 30, reportedly told a friend (pictured in 2014)

Tragic: The singer, 29, felt like an 'outsider' among Harry Styles (right), Liam Payne (centre), Niall Horan (far left) and Louis Tomlinson (centre left), his former flame Abi Clarke, 30, reportedly told a friend (pictured in 2014)

Abi reportedly told the friend: 'He was really fed up. Zayn felt he'd been made "the outsider".'

She was also allegedly serenaded by the Pillowtalk songster, who invited her to appear in the music video for Dusk Till Dawn.

The anonymous friend claimed the reality star thought it was 'surreal' when she heard the track on the radio following its September 2017 release, despite their plan falling through for her to appear in the video.

Representatives for Zayn and Abi did not immediately respond when contacted for comment by MailOnline.

It follows reports that Zayn had an affair with Abi while he was in a relationship with Gigi Hadid, whom he split with in October after six years together.

Oh no! When he was pressurised into 'doing things he didn't want to', Zayn decided he didn't want to be a 'robot', and ultimately called it quits before going solo, according to reports
Oh no! When he was pressurised into 'doing things he didn't want to', Zayn decided he didn't want to be a 'robot', and ultimately called it quits before going solo, according to reports

Oh no! When he was pressurised into 'doing things he didn't want to', Zayn decided he didn't want to be a 'robot', and ultimately called it quits before going solo, according to reports

The pop star is said to have been 'obsessed' with the TV personality after seeing her from across a bar in Los Angeles, with the pair going on to have a secret fling.

Abi, who previously dated Floyd Mayweather, called Zayn 'Mr Grey' as they went on to meet up at his mansion in North London, according to The Sun.

Zayn split from supermodel Gigi in October, after six years together. They share a 16-month-old daughter Khai.

The reported affair only ended when Abi saw a text from the supermodel, 26, pop up on his phone, saying; 'I miss you'.

Former flame: Abi reportedly told the friend: 'He was really fed up. Zayn felt he'd been made
Former flame: Abi reportedly told the friend: 'He was really fed up. Zayn felt he'd been made

Former flame: Abi reportedly told the friend: 'He was really fed up. Zayn felt he'd been made "the outsider" 

The stunned television star, who joined TOWIE briefly in 2013, is said to have thought Zayn had broken up with Gigi when they began the fling and so ended things upon seeing the message as she 'didn't want to be his other woman'.

Of their fling Abi told her friend, according to the publication: 'My experiences with him were like Fifty Shades of Grey. I called him my "Mr Grey". We had a great time together.'

Abi reportedly told her pal Zayn told her she was his type as he loved 'curvy girls with a big bum'.

The pair were said to have first laid eyes on each other at LA bar The Bungalow with Abi being invited over to Zayn's table. The publication claims Zayn 'moaned to her how there were lots of skinny girls in LA'.

Shock: Abi, who previously dated Floyd Mayweather, called Zayn 'Mr Grey' as they went on to meet up at his mansion in North London, according to reports
Shock: Abi, who previously dated Floyd Mayweather, called Zayn 'Mr Grey' as they went on to meet up at his mansion in North London, according to reports

Shock: Abi, who previously dated Floyd Mayweather, called Zayn 'Mr Grey' as they went on to meet up at his mansion in North London, according to reports 

Abi told her friend: 'He said he liked my figure, He was very tactile, he was in an oversized black jacket and drinking brandy... he was all over me, kissing me,' with Zayn's manager 'trying to get us somewhere private'.

The influencer is also said to have told her friend that Zayn kept remarking that she 'reminded him' of his ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards, whom he dumped via text in 2015.

The pair are said exchanged numbers and went on to rendezvous at his £4million house in London.

Abi went on to describe to her pal Zayn's 'incredible' three-floor home, which was adorned with superhero figures and 'cool street art', while the home is also said to feature glass floors, a giant teepee in the garden and a old-school pub.

It is said the singer confided in Abi about everything from his family, his time in One Direction and even his split from Perrie, 28, telling her he was 'really upset' about how that relationship had ended. 

The now property developer went on to describe to her pal the moment the romance came crashing down after she accidentally saw a message from supermodel Gigi on the phone, which read: 'I miss you'.

The pal said she told her: 'I was stunned. It made me feel really s***. I went very quiet. He’d made it clear he was single. He was so attentive to me I thought it must be true. We were seeing a lot of each other and you grew feelings. It was very awkward.'

Following the end of their alleged fling, Zayn is said to have returned to LA full time, but Abi wasn't far from his mind as some time later he FaceTimed her at 3am from the US.

Happier times: Zayn split from supermodel Gigi in October, after six years together. They share a 16-month-old daughter Khai (pictured in 2016)
Happier times: Zayn split from supermodel Gigi in October, after six years together. They share a 16-month-old daughter Khai (pictured in 2016)

Happier times: Zayn split from supermodel Gigi in October, after six years together. They share a 16-month-old daughter Khai (pictured in 2016)

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