Rumors have been circulating about Perrie Edwards’ love life. New reports claimed that she’s been dating British reality star Joey Essex.
So is the Little Mix cutie really dating the TOWIE star? According to a new report via E! News, Joey Essex’s rep said that the two exchanged phone numbers when he met Edwards at The Pride of Britain Awards. The rep added that the pair “met up a couple of times.” He confirmed that both Essex and Edwards are single.
Perrie’s spokesperson also confirmed that the “Black Magic” singer is not dating the reality star, according to a previous report via the Daily Mail. In addition, a source from The Mirror says that since Perrie has come out of a long-term relationship with Zayn Malik, she has no intentions of dating anyone at the moment.
“Perrie has just come out of a serious relationship and is enjoying having fun right now.”
However, another report via the Hollywood Life claims that Joey is really into the Little Mix singer since they have a lot in common. He also just split up with his longtime girlfriend, Charlotte Stuchfield. But according to their reps, Edwards and Essex are just friends at the moment, so they could still be getting to know each other. The inside source told The Mirror that the pair enjoy each other’s company. “It’s very early days, but Perrie likes Joey because he makes her laugh. They are just getting to know each other and taking things slowly.”
Perrie Edwards has previously confirmed that she’s enjoying the single life after her split from the former 1D singer. In fact, she’s “having a blast” with her fellow girlfriends and bandmates.
“I’m having an absolute blast. We have a bit of a banter with guys in nightclubs…I love it. I love going out. I’m feeling brilliant and I’m in a good place – and I’ve got new hair.”
When asked by The Mirror if she’s been dating any guys lately, Perrie giggled and said that she only flirts with them as she parties the night away.
“We just banter with them – it’s fun. Jade can be a bad influence, but she always looks after me and makes sure I don’t get too drunk. The other night she was filling my glass with water.”
Celebrity gossip blogs have been commenting about Edwards’ flirty remarks on Instagram, some of which come from model Jack Greystone. He’s also been liking fan made edits of himself with Edwards. Although the pair have been actively flirting on the social media site, they have yet to meet in real life. Edwards has also been linked to model Michael Mather, who’s she been spotted with out and out at nightclubs.
Rumors are also swirling about Perrie’s ex-fiancé Zayn Malik. No, they’re not getting back together anytime soon. Some of the British tabloids have been wondering if he has plans to sell their “love nest” mansion that they bought prior to their breakup. Zayn is so desperate to sell their former home, that he’s willing to slash the price!
Reports claim that Malik is asking for as much as £30,000 or $46,000 U.S. dollars below the asking price. The reason is because he’s desperate to get his life and career started in Los Angeles. Malik reportedly dumped Edwards via text message after the couple called “Zerrie” were engaged for two years.
Perrie was obviously devastated by their sudden split, but sources close to the pop star say that she’s trying to face the world as she gets some help from her friends. Meanwhile, Zayn has been linked to his fair share of women a month after their split. He’s been rumored to be dating British model Neelam Gill and public relations assistant Carlyn Bryan, the mystery blonde girl he shared a photo of himself with on Instagram.
What are your thoughts on Perrie Edwards and Joey Essex possibly dating? Do you think they would make a cute couple? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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