The One Direction singer spends some time with pensioner Jenny Gasston

Zayn Malik is clearly keen to get to know his fiancée Perrie Edwards‘ family.

Little Mix‘s Perrie, 20, took the One Direction singer, 21, to her hometown of South Shields, Tyne and Wear to meet her 99-year-old great-grandmother at the weekend.

The couple were photographed cuddling up to Jenny Gasston in Perrie‘s grandma’s living room, where they enjoyed a spot of afternoon tea.

In the cute snaps, Zayn shows off his numerous arm tattoos in a black vest while pretty Perrie looks cool in an off-the-shoulder grey top and blue jeans.

The couple will be happy to have spent some time together as Perrie is very busy on Little Mix‘s Salute tour while Zayn is travelling the world with 1D‘s Where We Are shows.

Perrie stayed at her grandma’s house after her group played in Newcastle on Saturday.

Jenny – who’s the mum of Perrie‘s grandmother’s boyfriend Stuart Gasston – was very excited that she finally got to spend time with heartthrob Zayn.

Zayn is absolutely lovely. It’s the first time I’ve met him and I was thrilled we could meet. He was very nice. We had a nice cup of tea and some sponge cake,’ Jenny tells the Daily Mail.

‘Meeting him for the first time went very well. It was a pleasure to meet him. I love One Direction, my favourite song is Little Things.’

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Anna Duff