Zayn Malik’s Ex Has Something To Say About Their Fling…

Zayn Malik‘s ex girlfriend has spoken out about their relationship and uttered those four little words we NEVER thought we’d hear any red-blooded female say about One Direction‘s dashing Bradford lad – ‘It was a mistake’.

After reflecting on her much-gassed about 2010 fling with the now-engaged boybander, former X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson has admitted she regrets ever hooking up with him in the first place.

Speaking about the age-gap, the 27-year-old songstress told The Independent: ‘That was my first mistake. I was 23, he was 18. Of course, if it was a 23-year-old guy dating an 18-year-old girl, no one would have batted an eyelid, but this way around was a big deal, apparently.’

‘I didn’t realise that. I was just a hippy, free-loving person, but that’s not a good thing to be in this industry. You can’t just follow your heart.’ Er, if our biggest regret in life was getting so smooch one of the nation’s hottest hunks, we’d be feeling preeetty pleased with ourselves right now.

After the pair’s brief romance fizzled out, Zayn went on to meet Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards aka. future wife and love of his life – and Rebecca claims she couldn’t be happier for the pair.

‘I love Little Mix’, she said. ‘I think it’s nice to wish people well. It’s easy to hate your ex but actually it’s nice just to say, you know what, good luck to you.’

Aw. This is more like it, we only want kind words for our Malik. Wonder if this will wangle Bec an invite to the wedding?

By Robyn Munson

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