‘The X Factor’ UK: Are Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards still going strong?

Mrs. Carter: It’s a tough time for Zayn and Perrie.

When you are an overnight sensation in the world of music, there are all sorts of benefits you get — including fame, fortune, and an opportunity to do what you love for a living. However, there are also problems that you are going to have to deal with almost from the get-go, including a loss of privacy along with having your personal life criticized left and right.

We’re not sure that any couple has endured this more than former “X Factor” contestants Perrie Edwards (of Little Mix) and Zayn Mailk (of One Direction). Earlier this year, Perrie deleted her Twitter account after being bullied by “fans” and also received a few threats of bodily harm here and there simply for dating the boy band member. Meanwhile, Zayn deleted his own account on Tuesday amid allegations of some lewd behavior (which has not been proven in any way) and other rumors that are floating around the internet at the moment.

But are things really bad between Perrie and Zayn at the moment? If they are, some reports clearly are not showing it. According to The Sun, Perrie (who has recently been mirroring Kelly Osbourne with her lilac-colored hair) has spent some time recently with Zayn’s family, and the two are getting closer than ever. This meeting may have happened before the latest allegations hit the web, though, but we have still not heard of any trouble in their relationship.

At the moment, though, Directioners (as they choose to call themselves) seem to be more concerned with Malik returning to Twitter than his relationship status. His name has been trending off and on ever since the news first broke, along with various pleas for him to come back.

Do you think Zayn is going to be better off getting away from all the attention for a little while? If you want to read up more about the initial story regarding his account, be sure and check it out over here.

Photo: ITV

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