Are the X Factor pair girlfriend and boyfriend?

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards have sparked rumours of romance after going on a date to a film together.

Little Mix star Perrie, who got chatting to the One Direction star when they recorded The X Factor charity single together last year, clearly wasn’t worried about what Zayn‘s admirers would think.   

‘Just went to see avengers assemble and it was #boring. Good night though! xD @zaynmalik,’ Tweeted Perrie, 18.

South Shields girl Perrie was first linked to Zayn in November but insisted she had ‘no time for romance’.

It seems things have changed.

‘@PerrieLittleMix yeah tonight was fun lets do it again sometime 😉 x x,’ replied Zayn, 19.

In early December last year, the 1D star strongly hinted that he was loved-up with Perrie.

Zayn was interviewed for MUZU.TV. about where he’d take his perfect date – and his answer was met with cheers from his band mates.

‘I’d take Perrie from Little Mix to Nando’s,’ revealed Zayn.

Louis Tomlinson, 20, was quick to blurt out: ‘Confirmation!’

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