Zayn Malik breaks Twitter silence for first time since Perrie split news

And it’s a weird message

by Emmeline Saunders |
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Zayn Malik has broken his Twitter silence for the first time since news of his and Perrie Edwards’ split became public… and he’s made absolutely no mention of it whatsoever.

The 22-year-old ex-One Direction singer, who quit the band back in March to pursue a “normal” life, has posted a picture of a lotus leaf sitting on a piano. Weird, huh?

If you want to get all educational about it, the lotus flower in many cultures symbolises purity, rebirth and spiritual awakening - so is Zayn trying to make a point about fresh starts?

Or could it be the outline of a new tattoo he wants? The outlines and way it's been cut out look like a design.

Seven hours later, he updated his status with:

What does it all mean?

Perrie, on the other hand, has been forced to address the split as she and her Little Mix bandmates are currently doing promo for their Black Magic single in the US.

They all appeared on E! last night, with the host asking Perrie directly how she felt in the wake of the split.

“Perrie, obviously I know it’s a very tough time for you with the news breaking today about you and Zayn, so your fans, I know, are heartbroken,” the presenter said.

“I’m good, thank you,” Perrie replied, before Leigh-Anne Pinnock answered: “We don’t really want to talk about it.”

Zayn is thought to have initiated the break-up two weeks ago, just a couple of months after the couple splashed out on a £3million north London mansion to live in together.

The Sun today reports that Perrie is “livid” with Zayn, especially as she’s been planning their wedding, and having stuck by him after all the drugs and cheating rumours he’s gone through.

The pair had been dating for four years, getting engaged back in 2013 and reportedly planning their wedding for next year.

Perrie Edwards' style evolution


Perrie Edwards style evolution

20th August 20131 of 15

20th August 2013

We heart this chic Patricia Bonaldi sheer patterned gown Perrie wore to the One Direction: This Is Us premiere

27th May 20152 of 15

27th May 2015

Channelling relaxed summer vibes in a floaty maxi skirt and cold-shoulder top

19th March 20133 of 15

19th March 2013

We really hope she was off to a Barbie themed party here...

14th February 20134 of 15

14th February 2013

Lilac locks and cartoon heroes

9th June 20155 of 15

9th June 2015

Keeping it simple in a '90s inspired khaki ribbed maxi paired with pretty sandals and sleek locks

19th October 20136 of 15

19th October 2013

Nailing sports luxe in silky joggers, heels and a printed top

20th February 20137 of 15

20th February 2013

Matching her frock to her hair and keeping her signature flower crown, obvs

4th July 20128 of 15

4th July 2012

Auditioning for Sandy in Grease?

13th November 20119 of 15

13th November 2011

Part farmer, part equestrian, part fisherman, she's got it all

12th November 201110 of 15

12th November 2011

We know there's such a thing as stage outfits, but REALLY?

22nd October 201111 of 15

22nd October 2011

We're not quite sure what happened to poor Perrie's hair here. Maybe it caught sight of those sequin shorts and became terrified...

18th July 201512 of 15

18th July 2015

Looking oh-so-cool in high-waisted jeans and a lacy halterneck for a performance on Weekend

6th May 201213 of 15

6th May 2012

We much prefer Perrie when she's all pretty and fresh-faced. This look was way too harsh for her

3rd November 201114 of 15

3rd November 2011

Choosing a '50s quiff and white lace mini for her first awards ceremony at the Cosmopolitan Awards

9th June 201215 of 15

9th June 2012

Grecian goddess but not quite right...

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