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Zayn Malik Competing Against One Direction in Teen Choice Awards Category

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Take a deep breath Directioners, because this news may prove difficult.

While fans have had ample time to mourn the departure of Zayn Malik from One Direction, the release of the first wave of Teen Choice Awards nominations might reopen old wounds.

Malik is competing against his former bandmates – Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson – in the Fashion Choice Male Hottie category. (One Direction is also nominated in Choice Music Group: Male and Choice Song: Group.)

This marks the first awards show where Malik and One Direction are up for the same award.

Since their split in March, both sides have made a point of mentioning each other when accepting awards.

Malik, who recently debuted a new green ‘do, took a moment to thank his former group – who he called the “four of the best guys that I ever met” – during the 2015 Asian Awards and Payne gave Malik a shout out at the Billboard Music Awards.

Zayn Malik Quits One Direction: ‘I Want to Be a Normal 22-Year-Old’

The Teen Choice Awards also marks the first time One Direction and Malik could walk the same red carpet – but separately!

The Teen Choice Awards airs live on Fox on August 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Voting commences on Wednesday at 12 p.m. PST.