Bye, Zayn Malik! Perrie Edwards has bounced back quickly — she’s been spotted around town with ‘TOWIE’ star Joey Essex as they both nurse their broken hearts. The Little Mix minx is moving on with her romantic life…or is she?
Perrie Edwards, 22, and Joey Essex, 25, make a picture-perfect couple — they’ve been getting cozy since meeting when friends introduced them at the Pride of Britain Awards on Sept. 28. Can’t blame Perrie for trying to have some fun after her devastating breakup from Zayn Malik, 22, and Joey is not a bad choice for a rebound! Joey’s rep has confirmed that he and Perrie have swapped numbers and met a number of times — but are these cuties actually dating?
Sorry, Jerrie fans — they’re not dating. Joey’s rep told E! News that the duo is just friends. “Joey exchanged numbers with Perrie Edwards at The Pride Of Britain Awards and met up a couple of times,” Joey’s spokesperson said. “Joey is single.” Perrie’s rep also confirmed to the DailyMail that “Perrie is not dating Joey.” A source told the Mirror that “Perrie has just come out of a serious relationship and is enjoying having fun right now,” but now we know that her relationship with Joey is strictly platonic. Hear that, fellas? You’ve still got a shot with the Little Mix singer!
Perrie Edwards Secretly Dating ‘TOWIE’ Star Joey Essex Following Zayn Malik Split
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Joey said he’s totally “smitten” with Perrie due to all that they have in common. Perrie, of course, broke up with former One Direction member Zayn in Aug. 2015. It turns out that Joey also recently had a breakup — he and his girlfriend, Charlotte Stuchfield, 18, are also over, as Joey’s rep has confirmed he is riding solo. Looks like he and Per are just friends — but it could soon turn into something more! “It’s very early days, but Perrie likes Joey because he makes her laugh,” a source told the Mirror. “They are just getting to know each other and taking things slowly.”
HollywoodLifers, tell us in the comments — do you think Perrie and Joey would make a great couple?
— Gabriella Ginsberg