Claims that One Direction star Zayn Malik ‘cheated’ on girlfriend Perrie Edwards were previously branded “ridiculous”.
Zayn quit Twitter last month after ‘negativity’ surrounding him and the Little Mix star, after a video surfaced online claiming to show the One Direction singer hitting on another girl while on tour in the US.
The Daily Mirror quoted Zayn as blaming his exit from the social networking website on “all the hate” he was receiving when tweeting.
Zayn said: “Don’t worry about me, im fine. i just deleted my account because of all the hate i was getting just by tweeting something simple.
“And all the rumours of me smoking weed and cheating. i dont need to read any of that negativity. [sic]”
A source “close to Zayn” told the newspaper at the time about Zayn and Perrie’s relationship: “They couldn’t be happier, it’s ridiculous that anyone thinks otherwise.”
They added: “When they’re together it’s like excited teenagers getting together for the first time.”
But the reports have reportedly caused a long term problem between the teenage couple.
"Perrie was so upset when she heard the recording," a source told Star magazine this week. "She trusts Zayn, but it's hard to hear your boyfriend flirting with other girls and talking in that way.
"She feels humiliated. They are away from each other so much with their bands, so it's important they can trust each other to be faithful.
"She doesn't want to be one of those girlfriends who always stresses about what her boyfriend is up to. She knows boys will be boys but it was so upsetting."
A spokesperson for Zayn declined to comment.
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