“Perrie Malik” Video NOT True: Zayn Malik And Perrie Edwards NOT Secretly Married (EXCLUSIVE)
In the 15-second clip, Edwards and her group mates appear to be on their tour bus. They go around each saying their names in dramatic fashion. When it’s Edwards’ turn, she flips her hair and announces, “Perrie Malik.”
The video was posted to Little Mix’s official Instagram on Thursday, leading “Perrie Malik” to become a trending topic on Twitter worldwide and in the United States, as fans wondered if Edwards was just goofing around, or actually revealing something about her martial status. “Guys what if Perrie and Zayn were secretly married?” asked one Twitter user. A number of One Direction fans were actually enraged, such as the person who tweeted, “Just saw the ‘Perrie Malik’ thing and I’m puking omfg.”
Another posted, “More like ‘Perrie I’m-using-my-boyfriend-to-promote-my-band-because-we’re-a-big-flop Edwards.'” Others, however, tried to be more rational. “You’re bringing the ‘Perrie Malik’ thing out of context. The girls were making fun of [Little Mix band mate] Jade bc she is the only one not dating anybody,” explained one fan. Someone else wrote, “why does it matter if perrie called herself perrie malik… like honestly if i was engaged to zayn id be calling that myself everyday.”
And still another commented, “why are people freaking out lmao if zayn & perrie are married/soon to be married then perrie will be called perrie malik get over it!!” The hysteria follows other similar reactions to Edwards posting Instagram pictures with Malik and talking about him in interviews. As Gossip Cop reported, the British songstress also received death threats after Malik quit One Direction, and Liam Payne recently said he left their band to spend time with her.
But regardless of whether the outcry is justified or not, Gossip Cop can confirm that Edwards was just being silly, and not slyly making an announcement. We’re exclusively told that the speculation she and Malik are already married is “rubbish” and “nonsense.” Of course, Gossip Cop previously busted similar rumors last year, after Malik posted a photo that showed him wearing what many thought was a wedding band. In actuality, it was his engagement ring.
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