Louis Tomlinson Did NOT “Betray” Zayn Malik By Partying With Perrie Edwards, Despite Report

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By Michael Lewittes

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Louis Tomlinson did not break the “guy code” nor was he “busted” when he was photographed out in London on Wednesday night with Zayn Malik’s ex fiancee Perrie Edwards, despite a sensationalized and inaccurate report. Gossip Cop can bust this absurd speculation. We’re told it was nothing more than a group of friends hanging out after the Brit Awards.

As Gossip Cop reported, Tomlinson and Liam Payne were on hand at the Brits, where they accepted the British Artist Video of the Year award for “Drag Me Down.” Afterwards, Tomlinson piled into a car with Edwards to hit an afterparty. OK! used photos of the two in the back of a cab to float that Tomlinson “was enjoying Perrie’s company,” and that Edwards was seen in one picture smiling because “she knew Zayn would get jealous.”

But contrary to how places like OK! have portrayed it, there was no “betrayal” on Tomlinson’s part as it relates to Malik, who called off his engagement to Edwards last year. What outlets like the aforementioned tabloid purposely neglected to mention was that Tomlinson and Edwards did not party alone together. They were joined in the cab by the other women from Edwards’ group Little Mix. And the members of One Direction and Little Mix, who both work for Simon Cowell, have been close friends for years.

Additionally, Tomlinson is now romantically involved with Danielle Campbell. He was not “busted” cheating on her nor somehow breaking the “guy code.” The only “betrayal” here has been of the readers of OK! and similar outlets that have manufactured rumors and willfully omitted key facts.

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