He has come under fire for recent Twitter spats with stars including Calvin Harris.
But Zayn Malik still has one big fan – and it’s none other than Selena Gomez.
Selena, 23, has said she wants the former One Direction star to “reach out” to her after he started following her on Twitter.
Recently-single Zayn, 22, sent One Direction fans into a frenzy when he joined the star’s long list of followers less than a month after splitting from fiancee Perrie Edwards.
Fans questioned whether the singer could be into the former Disney actress now he was back on the shelf.
Selena previously admitted she didn’t know Zayn was now following her on Twitter, but has now told Manchester’s Key 103 radio station she thinks Zayn is “awesome”.
She said: “I know Zayn, so it’s almost like if he would ever want to reach out, he knows that he could.
“I think that’s so exciting for him to go and figure out what he wants to do [in his solo career], but I don’t know what that is.
“I think it’s be pretty exciting but, yes, I love him, he’s awesome.”
Selena’s kind words come after the singer was embroiled in an online spat with Calvin Harris following a retweet he shared hitting out at Taylor Swift – who also happens to be Selena’s pal.
Naturally, the Scottish DJ didn’t take too kindly, and it erupted into a bit of a war of words between the two stars, with Zayn calling him a “d***head”.