It’s safe to say that Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik’s feud is well and truly over, with Louis shocking fans as he spoke out in support of his former One Direction bandmate.
There was a fair bit of controversy when the Brit Award nominations were revealed yesterday, with Zayn and One Direction going head to head in the Best British Video category, with 1D nominated for ‘History’ and Zayn for his debut solo single, ‘Pillowtalk’.
However, Louis has spoken out to alleviate any speculation of beef between the two artists, heaping praise onto Zayn as he gushed: “Zayn had an absolute smash with Pillowtalk.
“It’s a weird feeling to see us all on our own but it’s also nice to feel that you’ve got the support of the other lads.”
Zayn is also nominated for British Single of the Year for ‘Pillowtalk’.
Throughout his time in One Direction, Zayn and Louis were incredibly close, with fans affectionately dubbing their friendship ‘Zouis’.
However, things turned sour when Zayn sensationally quit the group in March 2015, with him soon having a very public Twitter spat with Louis over his relationship with music producer Naughty Boy.
Last month Zayn appeared to offer a public olive branch to Louis after the star tragically lost his mother, Johannah Deakin, following a short battle with leukaemia.
After news of Johannah’s death broke, Zayn tweeted: “Love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. Proud of your strength and know your mum is too x”.
It was later reported that Zayn had privately been in constant contact with Louis in the days following Johannah’s death, implying that the pair are definitely back on good terms.
The Brit Award winners will be announced at the ceremony at London’s The O2 on February 22nd.