Last night, Little Mix debuted their new single, Shout Out To My Ex, on The X Factor, which is of course the show that put singers Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall together as a group.
And the song certainly leaves no doubt that it was written in the aftermath of a bitter breakup…
Leading inevitably then to speculation that it is about former One Direction singer, Zayn Malik, who broke-off his engagement to Perrie Edwards last year, just weeks after quitting One Direction.
At the time, it was widely rumoured that Zayn had dumped Perrie via text message. However, he later vehemently denied that…
But as we reported earlier, in ‘Our World’, Little Mix’s new book, Perrie insisted that he had dumped her by text, and that she was left “broken” by it.
So will Zayn respond to that claim? And will he or Gigi Hadid make any comment on the implication that Shout Out To My Ex is about Zayn Malik?
Well, probably not – unless it’s indirectly – because the fact is, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are clearly very happy together, despite having had their fair share of ups and downs…
In the early days of their relationship, it seemed that every other day there was a report in the press about them splitting after a row. However of late, and particularly since Zayn candidly revealed his struggles with anxiety and insecurity, the pair have seemed rock solid.
Gigi has been openly supportive of Zayn, and has heaped praise on him for his “strength” while dealing with anxiety so crippling, it’s forced him to cancel two headline appearances this year.
And he in turn has been gushing in his praise of Gigi, who he once dubbed “inspirational” for breaking out of the stereotypes that are often (unfairly) attached to models.
And though we really did love Zerrie, we also now love Zigi…
So we’re hoping that the whole Shout Out To My Ex drama will mark the end of the whole sorry affair for all concerned.
We also hope that the lovely Perrie can find happiness again, whether that’s with her rumoured current boyfriend Luke Pasqualino or someone else.
But one thing’s for sure, life is too short to hold grudges and harbour ill-will and anger. So maybe everyone can put it all to bed now!