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Who is the girl that may have caused Zayn's temporary break from One Direction tour?

Many Directioners are probably picking up the pieces of their broken heart.

It was announced yesterday (March 19) that One Direction member Zayn Malik has quit the group's ongoing tour temporarily, and will miss concerts in Manila and Jakarta.

A spokesman for the band said: "Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta."

Could he be going back home to smooth things over with with his fiancee Perrie Edwards from UK band Little Mix?

After all, the last time Zayn was accused of cheating on her with a prostitute, he emerged a few months later with a tattoo of a cartoon version of Edwards.

It is rumoured that Zayn has been stressed out by heavy criticism following rumours that he had cheated on Edwards with a fan he had met while clubbing in Phuket.

 

 

 

 

Partying with Zayn from One Direction last night #thailand #1D #best #night #patong #phuket xx

A photo posted by Lauren x (@laurenrich_x) on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:41am PDT

 

It's clear that Zayn is trying to make amends after all.

Meanwhile, bandmate Liam Payne has also taken to Twitter, though his comment doesn't address Zayn's temporary departure directly.

 

 

So who is the girl in the photo that's possibly causing all this ruckus?

These are some facts that we know about her.

1. Who is she?

Her name is Lauren Rich. And she lives in Essex, England.

2. Lauren and Zayn have something in common.

The both of them are clearly fan of tattoos - she has several on her body including one of the Mad Hatter.

3. The photo was completely innocent, says friends

While some fans are convinced that Zayn cheated on Edwards, friends of Lauren say that the photo is nothing to be mad about.

One her friends, who didn't want to be named, said: "It's probably totally innocent. She's just had her picture taken with a celebrity and now it's blown up to this."

Sources: Mail Online, Mirror Online


Related report: Zayn Malik quits One Direction tour due to 'stress'

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