s Meet Perrie’s New MAN
Say what? It looks like Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards has finally moved on from Zayn Malik – and you might recognise her brand-new bloke…
o 2015 wasn’t that kind to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards as her ex-fiancé Zayn Malik called time on their four-year romance, but 2016 is looking a whole helluva lot better – and it’s all thanks to one super- hot young actor. Yep, it was revealed recently that the 23-year-old singer had been spotted on a date with Luke Pasqualino, Michelle Keegan’s Our Girl co-star, and now friends say the 26-year-old is pulling out all the stops to woo Perrie.
According to our insiders, the pair were introduced by a friend and were texting each other for two months before they enjoyed a trip to the theatre to watch Aladdin The Musical, followed by a spin around the dancefloor at Mahiki. But despite the fact that the two are said to be in constant contact, friends say Perrie’s holding back, still insisting she’s single. ‘Luke’s really been pursuing Perrie,’ says a friend. ‘But she’s been extremely burnt in the past and she’s definitely been holding off from committing too soon.’
Perrie and Zayn, 23, broke up just over a year ago. Their split followed numerous reports that he’d cheated on her. In an interview earlier this year, Perrie seemed to refer to Zayn as a ‘bellend’.
Our insider reveals: ‘Perrie felt that when she and Zayn were together she very much gave him everything and ultimately it didn’t work out. Now she’s a lot more cautious. She finds it quite hard to trust people these days.’
Luke recently hit the headlines when he was spotted looking cosy with Michelle both on and off camera, as reports of her marriage woes with Mark Wright rumbled on. But insiders say the pair are nothing more than friends.
A pal says: ‘Luke’s going all out to show Perrie he’ll treat her well and he’s asked if she’d like to take a trip to Paris next month. At the moment she’s saying: “We’ll see.” But if things keep going well, she’d definitely consider it. He calls her daily and sends her loads of pictures of himself out and about in a bid to reassure her.’
Perrie recently revealed she’d made a bit of a gaffe with a bloke she fancies (although she forgot to mention whether or not it was Luke. Tsk!). ‘I was messaging someone – someone I really like – and misread what he said,’ she said. ‘He said: “Let’s start a campaign, right?” I went: “Eurgh! Champagne? It tastes like poo!” And he replied: “No, babe, campaign.”’ Oops.
That’s not the only awkward thing, though. Zayn once admitted the person he’d most like to play him would be Luke. In a 2013 interview, Zayn said: ‘I always say the same person, but I always forget his name. I know his name’s Luke… He was in the British Skins. He plays Freddie.’ You couldn’t make this up, could you?!
callsLuke Perrie every day and he sends her Loads of Pics of himself