No surprise here. According to a UK source, Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards had been “on the rocks for a long time” before calling off their engagement. In fact, the insider tells Us Weekly that Malik, 22, who called it quits two weeks ago, “was lucky to hold on to Perrie for as long as he did.”
“She’s so lovely and she put up with so much,” the source tells Us of the Little Mix songstress, also 22. “Her close friends are totally relieved it’s over so now she can move on.” The source adds that Edwards hadn’t seen Malik in weeks.
Aside from dealing with rumors of infidelity, Malik was constantly “flip-flopping from wanting one thing to the other,” the source explains, citing his decision to leave One Direction to be with Edwards, only to then dump her and start a solo career after she stood by him. “He’s sure showing the real him now,” the insider says of the Brit’s decision. “He can be such a great, caring guy, but right now, he’s losing all the good people around him who have been with him a long time and supported him from the beginning.”
Edwards, who another source told Us is “devastated and torn up,” was spotted sans her ring while getting yogurt with a pal in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 4, hours after Us Weekly confirmed the breakup.
“He just wanted to move on and start over in all ways,” the second source told Us.
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