1D's Zayn admitted that he and Rebecca's fling ended badly
The One Direction star, 19, described his short-lived romance with Rebecca as being ‘the wrong decision’ and that it ‘ended badly’.
‘I was so shocked by what he said! But I’m not going to retaliate,’ says Rebecca, 26.
‘At this point in my career and at my stage of life, I won’t expose what went on there.’
Rebecca – who’s mum to children Lillie May, 8, and Karl, 6 – dated Zayn for 4 months after they met on The X Factor in 2010.
She admits that some of the comments she received about their 7-year age gap were incredibly hurtful.
‘At the time, I think Zayn‘s management were trying to gear them towards a younger audience, so you can’t then have a young male singer seen dating a 24-year-old mum of two!’ says Rebecca.
‘And that is why I got the hard time I got. But you live and learn.’
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