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Stephanie Davis opens up on Zayn Malik split

Stephanie Davis opens up on Zayn Malik split

Stephanie Davis dumped Zayn Malik because he was seeing Perrie Edwards.

The axed 'Hollyoaks' actress has admitted she decided to call time on her brief fling with the former One Direction hunk, 23, in 2011 after she discovered he was meeting up with his now-ex-fiancée.

She explained: "We dated for five months in 2011 just before he started seeing Perrie. We actually broke up because I found out he had been meeting up with Perrie.

"It was just one of those things. Zayn is a good lad really, I don't have anything bad to say about him."

But although they didn't end on extremely bad terms, the brunette beauty, 22, has admitted she hasn't spoken to the 'Pillowtalk' hitmaker for years.

She told Britain's OK! magazine: "We still have mutual friends. Zayn is dead sound, I'm sure if we bumped into each other now we'd be absolutely fine."

Meanwhile, after breaking up with Stephanie, Zayn went on to date Perrie and later became engaged but things crumbled last year.

He's now in a relationship with model Gigi Hadid, while Stephanie is romancing her 'Celebrity Big Brother' co-star Jeremy McConnell.