"I think it's just kind of the natural way things go," Simpson said of seeing the model with Malik. "You're going to expect that kind of stuff [in the press]. I've kind of gone a different way, kind of been taking a little time for myself."
"I'm always very, very happy for her and her career," he qualified. "I know how hard she's always worked to get to the point in the modeling industry that she's at now and I couldn't be more proud of her. We still talk every now and then."
Malik released his first solo album, Mind of Mine, in March, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
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