After their high-profile split, Perrie wrote in Little Mix’s book Our World, that, “It was horrible, the worst time of my life. A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that. Even though things my career were going really well, it was incredibly difficult for me.” Meanwhile, Zayn has been dating Gigi on-and-off since 2015, and the future parents rekindled their relationship in December 2019.