Little Mix's Perrie Edwards has hit out at "jealous" One Direction fans who abuse her over her romance with Zayn Malik.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Perrie claimed that she didn't think of comments sent to her online as a "big deal".
She said: “It’s like being at school and you start dating the popular boy in the class and everyone is jealous about it."
And Perrie praised the Little Mix fans for standing up for her in hitting back at the 'haters'.
The blonde beauty told the newspaper today: "Our Little Mix fans have actually helped me. If people start on me then they stand up for me.
"In total there’s probably only been two or three comments that have truly got to me."
Speaking about her relationship with the One Direction star, Perrie continued: “When we’re together at home it’s just me and Zayn. I don’t even think of him being in One Direction."
She gushed: "He’s just a sweet little boy. His most annoying habit is the fact he doesn’t ever stop singing – he’s even worse than me.”
Little Mix's new single Wings is available for download now.