Former member of One Direction , the English boyband whose platinum-selling album Live While We're Young topped international charts. He left the band in March 2015 and released his debut album Mind of Mine, featuring the single " Pillowtalk ," in March 2016.
2012 was a good year for his band, as they won three MTV Video Music Awards that September.
His parents, Yaser and Trisha Malik , raised him alongside his sisters, Doniya , Safaa and Waliyha . He dated X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson in 2010 and he was engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards for two years until they split in August 2015. In 2016, he began a relationship with model Gigi Hadid ; they briefly broke up in March of 2018 before getting back together a month later.