We listened to the Call Her Daddy interview with Zayn Malik so you didn’t have to, here’s five key takeaways…
Alex Cooper sat down in her childhood home in Pennsylvania to interview Zayn Malik for her wildly popular podcast, Call Her Daddy. It marks the first time the star has agreed to do an interview in six years. He candidly opens up about coping with anxiety, his relationship with his daughter and clears up speculating rumours around Yolanda Hadid.
Here are 5 key takeaways from the episode.
He lives in Pennsylvania with 15 pets
Zayn initially made the big move from NYC to Pennsylvania with ex-girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. Seeking suburban bliss similar to his hometown in Bradford, the star instantly fell in love with the paparazzi-free state. He also has three cats, three dogs, three turtles and six chickens.
He nearly didn’t go to his X-Factor audition
The star didn’t want to go to his X-Factor audition back in 2008, but thanks to his Mmm, he made it out of bed and surely enough unknowingly started the biggest step in his life. He sang the infamous “Let Me Love You”, by Mario and met Harry Styles for the first time in the waiting room.
His mum was the first person he called when he left One Direction
When the singer decided to leave One Direction back in 2015 in pursuit of his solo career, he rang his Mum just before the big decision to check if she still had a bed for him back home in Bradford. She did, so he left.
He has equal custody of his daughter
Clearing up conspiracy around the custody of his Daughter, Khai, Zayn confirms he shares equal custody of her with ex-partner, Gigi Hadid. The two spend valued time together, specifically signing as she is already showing signs of “musical intelligence” at just two and a half years old. Zayn went on to say she has brought “colour” back into his life.
Yes, Yolanda was mentioned…
Jess Cooper rounds off the episode by dutifully asking about the Yolanda Hadid wardrobe bust up speculation that happened in 2021. The response from Zayn was brief and concise with, “I knew what the situation was, I knew what happened. And the people involved knew what happened too, and that’s all I really cared about. […] It’s family issues, if something happens in the family, I’d rather keep it just in the family. ”