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Here's How Differently Zayn And Perrie Are Handling Their Break-Up

She's been labelled as heartbroken, but on closer inspection, she's been projecting an image of girl power and strength. Zayn on the other hand...

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Earlier this month, the world's most perfect pop star couple, Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards, split up.

Reports suggested that Zayn called off his two-year engagement to Perrie and ended their four-year relationship over text message.

But in actual fact, Perrie has spoken publicly about the split just twice. And both times she's told the world she's "good, thank you".

The first time was during an interview with E! just days after the split was announced.


When asked how she was doing, Perrie responded simply, "I'm good, thank you", before her Little Mix bandmates jumped in to say they didn't want to talk about Zayn, and instead wanted to focus on the promotion of their single.


The second time was during an appearance on The Late Late Show last night.


When asked how she was coping, Perrie said: "You know what? I'm good. We're having an absolute blast in America. Things are going so well and I just wake up every day and I thank my lucky stars I have these three girls. [They've got me through this] 100%."

The only other public act Perrie has made is to delete all reference to Zayn from her Instagram account. Which, frankly, is a pretty good way to move on after a break-up.

Zayn's reaction to the break-up, however, has been very different.


First off, there was the fact that he faved this tweet from Kylie Jenner.

Then there was this ~cryptic~ tweet which he posted after Perrie's first TV appearance and an interview given by an ex-girlfriend who used a few choice expletives about him.

You just can't do enough for some people , I guess


Then came a series of tweets which seemed to be an attempt to show the world how happy he is.

I realise it's 2pm ... That bed was good ... 😜

Got something exciting coming soon :)!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Œ

He then attended Kylie Jenner's 18th birthday party, and chose to tweet this the following day.

Been an amazing day today ! Love LA love the weather, love all of you life is good πŸ˜‹


He went on to fave this image of a heavily tattooed blonde girl.

But over the last couple of days, his Twitter activity has got more intense.

On Saturday he retweeted this tweet which pitted Little Mix and Fifth Harmony against each other. And the retweet made it clear he was siding with the latter.

Which is the better single? Retweet – 'Worth It' by Fifth Harmony. Favorite – 'Black Magic' by Little Mix.

And people were quick to call him out.

@musicnews_shade @zaynmalik come on Zayn you were engaged to this woman. This is pretty shitty.


@musicnews_shade @zaynmalik so much for being 'in love' with perrie, very childish

@niazjmftljp by retweeting that, its clearly childish, when u grow up u realise how things actually are

@musicnews_shade @zaynmalik this is such a twatty move why the fuck would you even do it? Absolutely pathetic

But the drama didn't stop there. On Saturday night Little Mix joined Taylor Swift on stage for the latest date of her 1989 World Tour.

And, last night, Zayn decided to retweet this, which compared two quotes about the music industry – one from Miley Cyrus and one from Taylor Swift.

perrie: on stage performing with taylor swift zayn: sitting on couch on twitter shading taylor swift and perrie logic

Zayn is so jealous Perrie shared a stage with Taylor lmaoooo


Im pretty sure zayn dissed taylor cause she invited perrie on stage

And people are now calling for everyone to stop πŸ‘ portraying πŸ‘ Perrie πŸ‘ as πŸ‘ the πŸ‘ victim, because she seems to be the one moving on.

so while little mix are performing with Taylor swift, zayn is sitting on his phone rting shady music facts..perrie must be devastated

yet the narrative will still be Poor Perrie or EVERYTHING PERRIE DOES IS ABOUT SHOWING ZAYN WHAT HE'S MISSING

even tho all signs point to Zayn being the one who won't move the fuck on

Zayn does seem to be spending more time in the studio, though, which is probably a good way to channel all his emotions.

Vegas ! Baby ! Studio time 24 7