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One thing that was lost in all the hysteria over Zayn Malik walking away from One Direction was the amount of money he was leaving on the table. One estimate suggests that One Direction is in line to rake in around $75 million in the coming year.  Zayn's share would've been $15 million, although that's pre-tax, and before agents and managers take their cuts. In other Zayn news, everyone is assuming that he quit One Direction, because that's how it's been presented, but some sources are saying it wasn’t entirely his decision.  Apparently, "Zayn's alcohol and drug use became a huge problem . . . he chose not to get clean, and that's when they parted ways.  They gave him every opportunity to clean up his act, but he just couldn't do it."





Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he is single. During a recent radio interview, he revealed that he and his girlfriend Athina Andrelos have split after dating for more than a year. When asked about his love life, Ed said, "I wasn't single, I was in a relationship for a long time."  Ed reportedly appeared to be taken aback and also sad by the question. The radio host then asked, "Do you want to be single?" Ed replied, "Um" before pausing. Another host on the show then said, "He looks like he's about to start crying —you shouldn't have asked that." Ed then said, "That's interesting. That's the first time I've spoken about that." The host apologized, saying, "I'm sorry I didn't know." Ed later said, "I didn't know you were going to ask." The host continued, "I didn't even have it written down, I just wondered. I looked at you and thought, 'He's nice. I wonder if he's with anyone?'" Ed and Athina reportedly started dating last year and were recently spotted at the 2015 Brit Awards. 


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