Los Angeles: Actress Rebecca Ferguson says her former beau and singer Zayn Malik deserves happiness.
The 30-year-old runner-up of "The X Factor" dated the former One Direction star for four months in 2011. Although their relationship ended soon, the "Bones" hitmaker looks back on their time together in a "positive" light, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Malik, 23, got engaged to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards, but he dumped her via text message after dating her for four years last year.
Now he is dating fashion model Gigi Hadid, 21, and Ferguson is thrilled for him as she thinks Hadid is a "lovely" and "beautiful" person.
"Yeah I think it was so many years ago now. But I've always wished him well. I might have had a moment the week after I got interviewed, I was probably ranting like any normal girl," Ferguson told BANG Showbiz.
"But I look back and it was a fairly positive time in my life. I really wish him well. He's a good person and he deserves happiness. I am glad to see he has met a lovely girlfriend.
"She is beautiful. I am just a bit of a hippy, I like love and I like people to be happy," she added.