Louis Tomlinson’s Mom Dying Wish Was for Him to Make Up with Zayn Malik
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has revealed that his mother’s dying wish was for him to reconcile his friendship with former pal, Zayn Malik.
Ahead of the release of his new single, the 25-year-old admitted that his beloved mom Johannah Deakin—who passed away at 47 in December after battling leukemia—urged him to contact his former bandmate to resolve their issues.
Zayn left 1D back in March 2015 to pursue a solo career which led the pair to fall out in a very public way by trading insults on Twitter.
But after the tragic death of his mom, Louis has opened up about the part she played in the pair making amends.
“My mom said, ‘You’ve got to get back in contact with Zayn. Life’s too f—ing short’,” Louis candidly told The Sun. “A mother’s intuition is just f—ing crazy. It always felt supernatural to me. My mom always knew what I was feeling and what I wanted.”
“I can’t stand to hold a grudge with anyone. It doesn’t sit with me right. If there is any animosity, just clear the air,” he added. Following his mom’s wise words, Louis admitted he and Zayn did reconcile earlier this year and explained: “I met up with him and it was nice.” Before adding: “I would always see the good in Zayn and also watch him shoot himself in the foot with some of his decisions, but he’s just a little misunderstood.”
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And it seems like the pals have put the fallout behind them as Louis started showing some public love to Zayn on social media, most notably when he liked an Instagram post of the 24-year-old and his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.
Louis is also still close with his other bandmates—Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Niall Horan—who came out to support him when he performed his first solo hit “Just Hold On” on The X Factor shortly after his mom’s death.
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Performing the track with Steve Aoki, the star dedicated his performance to his mother after she urged him to go on with the show, before thanking his fans on Twitter for their outpouring of support. He wrote: “Feeling so much love around me and my family. Mom would have been so f—ing proud (sorry for swearing mom) love you !”