Now 29, Payne discovered himself in a spot of scorching water earlier this 12 months following his look on IMPAULSIVE.
Throughout the over one-hour-long sit-down interview with Paul, Payne revealed his true emotions about his time in One Course, and held exactly nothing again.
”It was well-known inside the band that I do not like taking s–t,” Payne stated as he began speaking a few time he nearly “got here to blows” with one other (unnamed) bandmate backstage.
“There was one second the place there was an argument backstage and one member, specifically, threw me up a wall. So I stated to him, ‘In the event you do not take away these fingers there is a excessive probability you will by no means use them once more.'”
Though he did not disclose with whom the scuffle was, Payne went on to debate Zayn Malik’s previous controversies together with one headline-making Twitter feud with Paul’s brother, Jake Paul, in 2020.
Malik’s girlfriend at the time Gigi Hadid – with whom Malik shares a baby – tweeted in Malik’s protection calling him “a respectful king” after branding Jake “irrelevant.”
“She tweeted one thing about get your self a respectful man or one thing. That one did not age very properly,” stated Payne, referring to the 2021 allegations in opposition to Malik through which he reportedly shoved Hadid’s mother during an altercation.
Payne stated there are “many the reason why I dislike Zayn,” however tried to back-pedal on the remark by including, “There are a lot of the reason why I will at all times, at all times be on his aspect. If I had needed to undergo what he went by means of – together with his development and no matter else… My dad and mom are overly supportive to the level the place it is annoying at occasions. Zayn had a special upbringing in that sense.”
Payne also stated he and Tomlinson “hated one another” after they have been in the band however are shut pals now, and claimed his personal solo ventures have been extra profitable than these of the different former members, which was heavily refuted by fans online.
Days later, Payne somewhat apologised for what he said about Malik on Twitter, saying Malik is his “brother” and he’ll “stand by him endlessly.”
As for his private life, Payne was with X-Issue dancer Danielle Peazer from 2010 to 2012, then dated his childhood good friend Sophia Smith from 2013 to 2015.
One 12 months later, Payne began courting singer Cheryl Tweedy (née Cole), with whom he shares five-year-old son Bear Gray Payne. In 2019, Payne dated British supermodel Naomi Campbell, earlier than he began a relationship with Maya Henry.
Payne and Henry introduced their engagement in August 2020, however in June 2021, Payne introduced their cut up. They acquired again collectively later that 12 months and resumed their engagement, however in May 2022, they broke up for a second time.