Perrie appears confident on Instagram

It doesn’t seem as though Perrie Edwards is too worried about the attention she’s received since her fianc√© Zayn Malik quit One Direction last month.

After Zayn, 22, made the shock announcement on 25 March, some 1D fans accused Perrie of ‘ruining’ the group and compared her to Yoko Ono.

Because of this, it may have been expected that the Little Mix girl would keep out of the limelight and stay away from social media for a while.

But Perrie‘s got different ideas.

In fact, the 21-year-old has been proving JUST how unfazed she is by sharing plenty of photos of herself on Instagram.

When Perrie jetted off on holiday with her future husband and his family last week, she wasn’t afraid of putting up snaps. One saw a smitten-looking Zayn kissing her cheek.

Despite receiving comments such as: ‘This is disgusting,’ and: ‘i hate you,’ she continued to post.

Her uploads included shots of her and Zayn pulling funny faces, a few of her relaxing in the sun and one of her posing by the extravagant private jet they’d travelled in.

Since returning to the UK, Perrie has continued her Instagram spree. In an image from yesterday, she showed off her tanned bod in a sexy thigh-slit maxi skirt.

‘Werkkk that leg!’ wrote the pretty singer.

It’s no wonder Perrie is keen to show she’s feeling confident. She’d been under intense scrutiny even before Zayn left One Direction.

Zayn had previously been signed off the band’s world tour due to ‘stress’, just days after being spotted holding hands with a blonde named Lauren Richardson outside a nightclub in Thailand.

After that, Swedish model Martina Olsson alleged that she’d slept with Zayn twice, although his spokesperson denied her claims.

Luckily for Perrie, not all Directioners are against her. She’s received some very supportive messages on her Instagram page.

‘Perrie you stay exactly the way you are because you are PER-FECT!’ scribed one, while another said: ‘Your gorgeous Perrie, screw the haters!!! Love you!

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