If your whole world wasn't flipped upside down in 2015 when Zayn left the band because of "the level of scrutiny he gets put under," know that there has been a ton of drama ever since. At one point, Zayn said he didn't buy his former bandmates' Made in the A.M. album, and there have been a lot of words exchanged on Twitter.
In a just-published interview, Louis said he's still not over how Zayn handled the whole situation. When Metro UK asked Louis if he could ever forgive Zayn and welcome him back into the band if they had a reunion, he said, "I just don't think I am mature enough, even in my own head, to give that a real answer."
The "We Made It" singer added, "At the moment, I am still pretty mad about the whole thing. I don't think he [Malik] handled it very well. But never say never. Who knows? He chatted a lot of sh*t in the early days. I thought One Direction were pretty good."
That said, after Louis' mom passed away in 2016, he shared that her "dying wish" was for him to "get back in contact with Zayn" because "life's too f*cking short." At the time, Louis said he and Zayn were on good terms and that he "can't stand to hold a grudge with anyone." But when Zayn didn't show up to Louis' first performance after his mom died, things went downhill, again.
"I had a couple of calls with him after I lost my mum, and all the boys had agreed to come to that performance, and he didn't show, so that really bugged me…It was just seeing everyone there—Harry, Niall, and Liam—that was what I needed that night, that support. So on the other end of the spectrum, it kind of really showed. So, eh, I hope he's alright, but…"
To be fair to Zayn, he did tweet his support at Louis, but the damage was already done, and it seems Louis is having a hard time getting over everything.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.