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Neelam Gill: Zayn Malik has a crush on a model

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Ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik allegedly dumped his fiancée via SMS. Now he should be in love again.

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It was a turbulent month for Zayn Malik: In March, the 22-year-old left his boy band One Direction, and shortly thereafter, long-term girlfriend and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards was over. In August, the two officially dissolved their engagement - allegedly Zayn had given his loved one the passport by SMS.

After that, the failed couple fought a somewhat embarrassing social media battle. Meanwhile, however, Zayn really seems to be over Edwards: gossip papers report that the neo-solo artist is blown away by model Neelam Gill.

"She's not sure if she wants the drama"

The 20-year-old is the first Indian model to be signed by Burberry. According to the British Daily Mail, she should fly to Los Angeles these days, where Zayn rented a house to work on his first solo album. Gill confirms the trip to L.A. on Twitter. Gill and the former One Direction Schnügel are said to have met in March - at that time, however, nothing went because Zayn was still engaged.

Now the lovebirds are allowed to live out their feelings. But not in public - Gill is against it. While Zayn was totally "in love", she wanted to concentrate on work. "You can't expect them to show up in public," says someone from the environment to the "Daily Mail". "Both want to keep their connection a secret." For Gill in particular, an official relationship would be a big step: "She's not sure whether she wants the drama that goes with a relationship with a public figure."