Ever wondered how Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards really got together?
Well, according to Celebrity Big Brother‘s Stephanie Davis, it was slightly less romantic that we’d imagined.
The ex-Hollyoaks actress, 22, has alleged that she was actually seeing the 23-year-old when he first took a shine to the Little Mix singer back in 2011. Oo-er.
Stephanie tells OK!: ‘We dated for five months in 2011 just before he started seeing Perrie. We actually broke up because I found out he had been meeting up with Perrie.
‘It was just one of those things. Zayn is a good lad really, I don’t have anything bad to say about him.
‘We still have mutual friends. Zayn is dead sound, I’m sure if we bumped into each other now we’d be absolutely fine.’
If true, Zayn and Pezza were probably just good mates at this point. Seeing as they both found fame on The X Factor, they had loads in common.
But unfortunately for the pair, this shared history wasn’t enough to keep their romance going.
Despite getting engaged in 2012, Zayn broke off his four-year relationship with the 22-year-old last summer. Sad times.
He’s now romancing American model Gigi Hadid, while Perrie is busy with her Little Mix bandmates (and being single and fabulous, obvs).
Both singers have stayed fairly schtum about their split, although Zayn has spoken out to deny ending things things via text.
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The ex-One Direction singer recently told Fader magazine: ‘If you could word it exactly this way, I’d be very appreciative. I have more respect for Perrie than to end anything over text message.
‘I love her a lot, and I always will, and I would never end our relationship over four years like that.
‘She knows that, I know that, and the public should know as well.’
We’re glad to hear it.