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Cheating scandals and overzealous fans have contributed to rumors circulating that Zayn Malik may be leaving One Direction.
Despite our recent reports that One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik was exposed for cheating on his girlfriend, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, with Australian waitress and former stripper Courtney Webb, the couple has seemingly worked out their problems and appear happy as ever. They were photographed earlier in the week holding hands and kissing.
However, according to Perez Hilton, constantly being in the spotlight has taken a toll on Malik, and sources have brought up concerns he may even consider leaving One Direction.
A source close to the band gives insight on the situation: “There is growing concern among the bosses that Zayn is on the brink at the moment…He feels that the last six months have been his toughest in the band yet. Even before the cheating scandal, Zayn was steering clear of nights out with his bandmates and sometimes would skip media events.
He has been quite low at several points when being away for key family celebrations. But his pals have cheered him up. People forget he is the shyest member. Naturally, he likes the adoration and his day job, but he is battling to cope with the pressure which comes with it. Zayn feels that being caught out with Courtney has made the band look bad, and is still worried about how bosses will react in the long run.”
Recently, an official representative for the band has laid those rumors to rest. “It’s completely untrue. Zayn isn’t leaving the band.”
Only time will tell whether he can handle the pressure.