Zayn Malik wore a sweatshirt with a big ‘P’ on the front as he rehearsed with his One Direction bandmates ahead of their upcoming tour. It is the latest romantic gesture from the 19-year-old heartthrob following rumours of him cheating on Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards with Australian waitress, Courtney Webb. He was seen wearing the top as he brushed up on vocals and moves with bandmates Harry Styles, 19, Liam Payne, 19, Louis Tomlinson, 21, and Niall Horan, 19 in the run-up to their Take Me Home tour which begins on February 23.
In the wake of the scandal, it seems Zayn has been doing his utmost to make amends with Perrie. Family ties remain strong as Perrie tweeted photos of her having fun backstage with her and Zayn’s mum at a Little Mix concert in Sheffield. Zayn also popped up at the girl band’s gig in Liverpool on Saturday night where a fan tweeted that he was seen shouting "Love you Perrie, Love you Little Mix" from the balcony. He was also seen giving his girlfriend a teddy bear with a love heart in Cheshire after the allegations were made public.
Neither of the X Factor stars have spoken directly about the rumours, but on Saturday Zayn thanked his fans for their support on Twitter: "Hi everyone, just a quick message to say I love all you guys, without your support I don't know what I'd do :) x "One Direction’s 117-night Take Me Home tour opens at London’s O2 Arena before they head off to perform in America, Australia, Japan and further afield.