Swedish model Martina Olsson is speaking out, alleging that she and former One Direction member Zayn Malik hooked up during a tour stop in Thailand recently. Olsson says the incident took place last week, around the same time photos surfaced of the singer holding hands and getting rather cozy with an Englishwoman by the name of Lauren Richardson. Olsson is urging Malik’s fiancée, Perrie Edwards, to leave him immediately, saying he “has cheated on her and continues to lie about it.”
According to the Sun, the British tabloid, Olsson said it all started when she was approached by one of One Direction’s bodyguards at Seduction, a nightclub in Thailand. The guard brought the 24-year-old model to the band’s VIP section, where she spent the rest of the night partying. After leaving the nightclub with members of the band to continue the party in their villa, Olsson says she began talking to Malik.
“He didn’t mention anything to me about having a fiancée. He was really flirtatious,” she revealed before going into detail about their steamy affair.
The young model said Malik later asked her to shower with him. She reportedly accepted his offer, following him into the bathroom, where things really heated up.
“Straight away when we were in the bathroom, he started kissing me. He picked me up and said, ‘I want you now,’ and carried me to the bed,” she claimed.
Olsson isn’t the only one Malik reportedly cheated with in Thailand. Photos hit the Internet showing the 22-year-old singer walking hand-in-hand with Richardson. According to Olsson, a lot more than just hand-holding went down between the pair. She told the Sun she saw Malik and Richardson together just one night after her alleged hookup with the boy bander. The two reportedly disappeared for 30 minutes during yet another party at the 1D villa. Olsson also claims she and Malik were intimate once more after he sent Richardson home in the early hours of the morning.
Malik briefly addressed the rumors in a tweet on March 18, attributing the claims to pure jealousy. He told followers he loves his fiancée, whom he has been engaged to since 2012, and was sorry for “what it looks like.” Edwards has not spoken on the stories.
"I'm 22 years old ... I love a girl named Perrie Edwards," Malik posted. "And there's a lot of jealous f---- in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x."
The following day it was announced that Malik would be leaving the On The Road Again world tour due to stress. He flew from the Philippines back to the U.K., where he could recover in peace, according to a statement released by the band. The Mirror reported they hoped to have him back on the tour by March 29.
Days later, on March 24, Malik announced he would be leaving One Direction for good. While many speculated that his relationship with Edwards was a contributing factor, a statement released by the singer said he simply no longer wished to live life in the public eye. It has since been reported that he may intend to branch out from the group act and pursue a solo career.