It’s not easy being a One Direction ex-girlfriend — that’s something Eleanor Calder knows all too well! That’s why the 23-year-old reached out to Perrie Edwards, who recently split from Zayn Malik, to lend some words of encouragement, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned.
Perrie Edwards, 22, is so lucky to have such good friends by her side after Zayn Malik, 22, ended their engagement in mid-July — and that includes Louis Tomlinson’s ex, Eleanor Calder. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on how Eleanor’s been comforting Perrie since the break up.
“Of course Eleanor reached out to Perrie and offered her support,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She feels sad for her and knows she is heartbroken and hurting. She basically let her know that she could relate and was there for her whenever she needed a friend. She told her to stay strong.”
News broke that Zayn and Perrie called it quits on Aug. 4, but they’d been having trouble for quite some time, and had actually ended things two weeks earlier. Still, the Little Mix singer seemed to be totally blindsided by the split — on July 11, just three weeks ago, she posted a happy picture of her and Zayn and gushed over how much she loved him.
Regardless, the 22-year-old is getting through it. “I’m good, thank you,” she told E!, just hours after it was revealed that the engagement had been called off. Luckily, Little Mix is super busy right now, so work has been able to keep Perrie’s mind off of everything — and she’s had her three amazing bandmates by her side to support her throughout the aftermath of the sad split.
Meanwhile, even though Louis and Eleanor broke up in March, she’s been dealing with some One Direction drama of her own! In fact, on the same day it was announced that Perrie and Zayn had split, Louis finally confirmed the news that broke on July 14: He’s going to be a dad. But fans are rallying around Eleanor, who was hurting pretty badly when her ex told her, privately, that he was going to have a baby with his friend, Briana Jungwirth.
Hey, now that Perrie and Eleanor are both single ladies, we’d love to see them out on the town together — we’re totally confident they’ll both find love once again, and love that they’re able to be there for each other during these difficult times.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers: What do you think of Eleanor reaching out to Perrie?
— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Sandra Clark