The 'Pillowtalk' singer - who is in a relationship with model Gigi Hadid - admits his ''relationship ''with Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan has changed since they were in the chart-topping group together, but he insists there is no bad feeling between them, it's just their lives have all moved on in different directions.
He said: ''Our relationships have definitely changed since we were in a band together, but I think that's just life.
''Everybody grows up; two of the guys have got kids now. But no, I don't talk to any of them, really.''
Zayn previously opened up about his struggles with an eating disorder while in One Direction, but these days he insists he's in a better place.
He said: ''I'm taking things at my own pace, eating well, not going too crazy. Making sure we have dinnertime.''
The 24-year-old singer has been working hard on new music and is enjoying spending time at a studio close to a working farm near rural Pennsylvania as he's been getting involved in country life when he's not recording.
He told the new issue of Billboard magazine: ''The farm is out of the way and feels grounded. I do a lot of farm work. I take the horses out and feed the cows and that kind of stuff.
''It's cool. I've always been interested in animals.''
Zayn's girlfriend, Gigi, is a regular visitor to the studio and ensures her boyfriend is well looked after.
He said: ''She's in the studio quite a lot. She likes to cook for me and stuff -- when I'm here late, she'll come down and bring me food. She's cool.''
The couple ''pretty much live together'' but the 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' hitmaker is thankful the 22-year-old model is very organised as she manages to coordinate their schedules so they get to see a lot of one another.
He said: ''It's actually not that hard for us [to line up schedules]. It helps that she's really organised.
''Thank God! Because I'm really not, so she helps organise my schedule around seeing her.''
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