One Direction's Zayn Malik: I should have never dated Rebecca Ferguson - it was wrong from the start
The pair's break-up was painful.
'It did end quite badly so we don't talk any more,' Zayn, 19, tells Now's Dan Wootton.
'We're not in touch at all.
'It was just a weird situation and a weird time I was going through being away from home on The X Factor tour.
'To get that comfort and friendship from someone was nice. But I think it was a wrong decision to make at such a young age.'
Does Zayn think it was unrealistic for him and mum-of-two Rebecca to be together?
'Definitely. That was definitely unrealistic. That's evident now,' he admits.
'It was just a wrong idea from the start.
'It shouldn't have happened.'
Read Dan Wootton's full interview with Zayn Malik in Now magazine dated 22 October 2012 - out now!