Zayn Malik Breaks Up With Carlyn Bryan As Perrie Edwards Kisses Joey Essex?

Zayn Malik may have already broken up with his mystery blonde girl. The former 1D singer shared a cozy photo of himself with his arm wrapped around a Perrie Edwards lookalike.

Zayn Malik created fan frenzy when he shared the black-and-white intimate shot in late September. Fans tried to figure out who was the new blonde woman in Malik’s life. Possible guesses include Gage Golightly from Teen Wolf, and Nicola Ann Peltz from Bates Motel. Both actresses have since denied the Malik dating rumors.

It was then revealed in a report via The Sun that the lucky lady was Carlyn Bryan, a PR assistant from Los Angeles. The two have reportedly known each other for a year, even while Zayn was in a relationship with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. It seems like their relationship was short lived because Zayn has since deleted the infamous photo from his Instagram page.

(Credit: Zayn Malik/Instagram) [Photo by Zayn Malik/Instagram]It’s unclear if that means the alleged couple has split. Maybe Malik has just gotten tired of all of the rumors and speculation coming from just one photo. Or, maybe they haven’t been dating in the first place.

Zayn Malik has been sticking to sharing new photos of himself. In his recent selfie, he looks barely recognizable. But, some of his fans are saying that Zayn looks hotter than ever. The British bad boy has been letting his fans know that he’s been growing a beard. Zayn’s latest selfie just came hours after One Direction released their latest single, “Perfect,” which is allegedly about Harry Styles and Taylor Swift’s short-lived relationship.

(Credit: Zayn Malik/Instagram) [Photo by Zayn Malik/Instagram]While Malik grows a beard and flies solo, his ex-girlfriend has been linked to Towie star Joey Essex. Rumors are flying about their alleged relationship, but both Edwards and Essex’s reps have said that they are “just friends.”

“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, but Joey is already smitten.”

Now, Essex is opening up about his alleged romance with Edwards, and is even claiming that he kissed the LM singer.

During his interview with The Mirror, the reality star let it slip by saying that he went on a date with the “Black Magic” singer.

“We exchanged numbers, then we met up a few times. She’s just come out of a serious relationship and I’ve had serious relationships in the past. She just needs to go out and have fun.”

Joey was very coy when asked if he kissed Zayn Malik’s former flame on the lips.

“Obviously, we done what we done. She’s a really nice girl. She’s in Australia now.”

It’s interesting that Perrie Edwards would take a sudden interest in reality stars since she reportedly doesn’t like the thought of Zayn Malik having his own reality show. According to a report via the Hollywood Life, she thinks that Zayn is “desperate” and “lonely” for fame and attention. The insider told the celebrity gossip site that Perrie doesn’t understand why Zayn needs to have his own reality show since he never liked watching them. Zayn may have forgotten that him and his 1D bandmates were formed on a reality show, The X Factor UK.

“He never liked reality shows. He always said they were too gimmicky and mindless. Plus, he’s way into his privacy, so why he would want the whole world in on his every move is completely out of character. He must be really lonely, that’s what Perrie sums up.”

It’s been rumored that Zayn Malik is in talks with major networks to have his own reality show that will focus on his life after leaving One Direction. Don’t expect it to be released anytime soon, though. Malik says he wants his show to coincide with his new music, whenever that gets released.

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