Hours after the news broke that Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards had called off their engagement, the Little Mix star was back on the promotional trail with her bandmates in LA. The 22-year-old appeared on E! with the rest of the girls on Tuesday to talk about their new single Black Magic, and was asked how she was coping following the shock split.
"Perrie, obviously I know it a very tough time for you with the news breaking today about you and Zayn, so your fans I know are heartbroken," the presenter said. "Everyone just kind of wants to know how you're feeling?"
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A consummate professional, Perrie managed to field the question with a smile on her face – although she did appear on the verge of tears. "I'm good, thank you," she said, before her bandmate Leigh-Anne added: "We don't really want to talk about it."
Perrie and former One Direction star Zayn got engaged in August 2013 after dating for a year. In March, Zayn shot down reports that he had been unfaithful to the pretty blonde, and it was later revealed that his decision to leave 1D was in part so the couple could spend more time together.
News of their split came as a big surprise to fans – but Perrie is said to be coping well in the wake of the public separation. "Her friends are rallying around her. She's doing fine," a source told E! News. "They split a few weeks ago. Her close friends have told her she's better off without him.
The Little Mix star seemed in high spirits on Tuesday, hours after the news broke
"He hasn't treated her right for a long time," the insider said, adding that Perrie is "doing great".
Certainly, Perrie appeared in high spirits as Little Mix continued promoting their latest single on Tuesday. She was photographed laughing and joking around with her bandmates as they took part in a number of public events, putting her heartbreak to one side to focus on the job at hand.