One Direction's Zayn Malik texts mum goodnight while on tour

One Direction star Zayn Malik is an international popstar but still likes to keep in contact with his mum.

Tricia Branan lives in Bradford with Zayn's father Yaser and his three sisters.

She remains close to Zayn and likes to hear from him while he is away on tour.

Tricia told Now magazine: "I don't expect Zayn to text me all the time.

"But I text him `night night, Son' and he texts back `love you, Mum'."

However, she admits that she gets upset when 19-year-old Zayn is away but admits that if he is in London she travels down to do his washing.

It Zayn tweets that he is heading north, fans quickly rush to his family's home.

"Girls come and stand at the gate," says Tricia.

"Fans ask me for permission to marry him but he can choose his own Mrs."

One Direction are currently on a promotional tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Following their debut single reaching number one in the US charts they are set to have their first headline tour of North America this summer.

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