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Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards: Love Stronger Than Ever After Leaving One Direction

Mon, April 6, 2015 10:11am EDT by 13 Comments

Since he made the massive decision to quit One Direction, things have been a bit hectic for Zayn professionally — but his personal life couldn’t be going better! In fact, his fiancee, Perrie Edwards, has been more supportive than anyone throughout the entire ordeal.

Fans are still reeling after Zayn Malik’s, 22, decision to leave One Direction, and his former bandmates are confused about how he’s shut them out, but the pop singer still has someone important in his corner after the life-changing choice. has EXCLUSIVELY learned how Zayn’s fiancé, Perrie Edwards, 21, reacted to his quitting the band — find out what she told him!

Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik’s Relationship Stronger Than Ever

Zayn’s decision to leave the band actually came after rumors that he’d cheated on his fiancé of nearly two years, but she clearly didn’t believe the hype. On March 31, the couple jetted off to France with Zayn’s family in a private jet, and they looked happier than ever together in an adorable, PDA-filled Instagram shot from April 1.

“Perrie’s been reassuring Zayn that everything will be okay, and told him that they should concentrate on trying to live normal lives. She’s been his rock through this and has really stood by her man,” an insider told EXCLUSIVELY.

Her desire to live life normally matches up with The X-Factor contestant’s reason behind quitting in the first place. “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight,” he said on March 25.

But, considering he’s already released a solo song and Perrie’s in a band of her own, Little Mix, chances are Zayn won’t be able to avoid the limelight completely!

Zayn Malik: How He’s Coping With Stress After Leaving One Direction

Despite a ton of criticism for his sudden decision to leave One Direction in the middle of a big tour, Zayn has found a new way to keep calm and relieve stress.

“To cope with the stress of everything, Zayn has taken to transcendental meditation,” a source told EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s really helped him to relax while he’s away in the south of France. He locks himself away in his bedroom and shuts off from the work. With all the pressures he’s under, it’s really good for his mindset, and helped him focus on where he’s at and what he has to do next.”

You gotta do what you gotta do, right?!

What do you think, HollywoodLifers — would Zayn have been able to make it through this without Perrie’s support? Are you hoping they’ll last?

— Alyssa Norwin