June 9, 2016
Perrie Edwards Chats Up Dougie Poynter: Ex, Ellie Goulding, Laughs With Prince Harry

Perrie Edwards was spotted chatting with Ellie Goulding's ex, Dougie Poynter, at a recent event where they sparked the romance rumors.

Things have gotten even more complicated shortly after Ellie Goulding was spotted smiling with Prince Harry. Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards made an appearance at Glamour's Woman of the Year Awards on Tuesday, June 7. Edwards, 22, was seen chatting up the 28-year-old McFly drummer at the event, and insiders claim that the two got "very cozy" with each other, as reported by the Daily Mail.

"They were inseparable at the after show. Dougie was with Perrie, for ages looking cozy. He didn't leave her side towards the end of the night. She was enjoying his company and broke off from the other Little Mix girls to spend time with him. She looked really happy."
But another source was quick to deny the dating rumors, stating that the reason why they were seen together is simply because they are under the same management."They were stood together because they have the same management team," the source simply said.

It wouldn't be entirely surprising if the two started dating. Back in 2014, Perrie revealed in an interview that she had a crush on Dougie while she was engaged to former fiancé Zayn Malik. When asked about her celebrity crushes, Perrie, who once took a selfie with the British musician, admitted that she was gutted when she discovered that he was dating a fellow pop star.

"Then Dougie from McFly started seeing Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays and I was gutted," she added.

The musician has since ended his on-and-off relationship with Ellie Goulding in December of 2015. This recent news comes after Ellie was seen getting close to Prince Harry. The Royal was seen hugging and laughing with the pop star at the Audi Polo challenge. Onlookers even said that Ellie and Harry were "all over each other" and one said that the two even kissed underneath a blanket.

One of the insiders, who claims to be close to Harry's group of friends, said that after the polo match was a late-night party that banned any photos.

"Harry was really going for it after the polo – he was drinking and dancing. They were part of a wider group including Tom Hardy, but Harry and Ellie only had eyes for each other all night – they spent a lot of time sitting together under blankets. They were seen having a kiss before Harry had to go because he was playing polo the next day. Ellie left about five minutes later."
Harry and Ellie have been good friends since 2014, but have been exchanging some steamy text messages recently. Despite her split with Dougie, the two still appear to be good friends. Dougie said that he still has love for his famous ex-girlfriend and wishes her the best with her next relationship. And Ellie previously told Heat that she hopes they will reconcile their love one day.
"We love each other very much, we're still best of friends. She's one of the most amazing people I've ever met. But just right now, it's hard. I'm single now."
Perrie and Zayn called off their two-year engagement back in August of 2015. Since then, Zayn was linked to a long list of models and beauties, but he's been most recently linked to model Gigi Hadid since late November. Rumors have been swirling that Gigi and Zayn have split, but Gigi has taken to social media to let fans know that their relationship is still going strong.

Zayn and Perrie aren't friendly exes, but maybe their relationships will change things between them. What are your thoughts on Perrie dating Dougie? Do you think they would make a cute couple? Sound off below in the comments section.

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