Still, a recent report from Heat (via Belfast Telegraph) quotes an insider saying that "Zayn's exhausted and sick of fame," adding he "gets overwhelmed and has always found fame really hard to deal with."
The source added, "It hits him more at certain times than others and it's bad right now. He gets so homesick. His family are so close and he hates that he never gets to see them. Zayn feels like he's given so much of his life to the band and is cut off from everything. I think he thought proposing to Perrie would mean an escape - that they could move to the country and have pets and be normal. But things haven't panned out like that yet."
In a new interview with A Current Affair, Zayn talked a bit about the rumors, admitting he has felt homesick in the past but "it does get easier."
He explained, "You get used to it, and you obviously embrace it and realize what is actually going on is an amazing thing and what we are doing is incredible. Obviously, It just took me a bit of a longer time to get used to it, and kind of adjust myself to it, but I feel good now."