Want to hear the weirdest news of the weekend? Perrie Edwards is apparently dating Joey Essex.
According to sources, an attraction sparked between the Little Mix singer and ex-TOWIE star Joey when they met at the Pride Of Britain Awards last month.
After that, they enjoyed a string of ‘private dates’.
It was pretty great timing. Perrie, 22, split from her fiancé Zayn Malik in August while 25-year-old Joey recently ended things with his girlfriend Charlotte Stuchfield.
So after chatting to Pezza at the prestigious bash, Joey got in touch. And it seemed as though Perrie was more than keen.
A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘It’s very early days, but Perrie likes Joey because he makes her laugh. They are just getting to know each other and taking things slowly, but Joey is already smitten.
‘Perrie has just come out of a serious relationship and is enjoying having fun right now.’
We also can’t help noticing that Perrie bears a slight resemblance to Joey’s exes Sam Faiers and Amy Willerton, who he starred with in TOWIE and I’m A Celebrity respectively.
But before you start picking out your wedding hats and sending out congratulatory cards, it seems this romance was never destined to blossom.
In fact, it appears Perrie and Joey never really were dating.
Perrie’s spokesperson has categorically denied the story, telling MailOnline: ‘Perrie is not dating Joey.’
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We can’t say we’re particularly surprised. Perrie is currently busy promoting LM’s upcoming third album Get Weird, as well as making the most of her newly-single status.
She recently revealed how much fun she’s been having since her break-up with Zayn, telling the Mirror: ‘I’m having an absolute blast.
‘We have a bit of banter with guys in nightclubs… I love it. I’m feeling brilliant and I’m in a good place.’