When asked by The Independent, Rebecca Ferguson believes that her relationship with Zayn Malik may have stalled her career. She said: ‘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 realize 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.’
Ferguson was also shocked by recent comments in which Malik labelled the relationship a ‘mistake': ‘I was so shocked by what he said! But I’m not going to retaliate. We don’t talk any more. We’re not in touch at all.’
UPDATE: Zayn E! News interview under!