Rebecca Ferguson reveals: Me and Zayn Malik are 'genuinely in love'

Rebecca Ferguson

In news that is likely to send the anger levels of One Direction fans through the roof, Rebecca Ferguson today confirmed she was in a relationship with the group's Zayn Malik. In an exclusive interview with this weekend's News Of The World, Rebecca confirmed the pair were in a "loving, caring relationship".

The mum-of-two told the newspaper: "We're really in love and it's hard to see how negative things have become.

"I want people to know that I'm happy, he's happy and we're in a loving, caring relationship. It's sad that people are so against it."

We originally reported back in March that the pair had been seen getting loved up with each other backstage on The X Factor tour.

A source at the time said: “There’s a lot riding on them. Simon won’t want a silly little tour romance to hurt them professionally.”

Zayn and Rebecca

Blasting suggestions she was only hanging around Zayn for fame, Rebecca told the paper today: "I've got a career, I've got my own record deal and money, and I've got my own life. I'm not gaining anything from this. It's genuine love."

In the intimate interview - out in today's paper or online at the official News of the World website - Rebecca says that at first she felt Zayn was too young for her. The 24-year-old said: "He was after me for months. I was like: 'No, you're too young.'

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"But he really wooed me and it was a long, long struggle before anything happened."

18-year-old Zayn and is fellow One Direction members - Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles Liam Payne and Niall Horan - are set to release her debut single in the summer, while Rebecca Ferguson has signed a deal with Epic.

Read the full interview on the News Of The World website here

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