Perrie Edwards: 'Zayn split left me homeless'
Perrie Edwards says she was "homeless" after Zayn Malik dumped her.
The former One Direction star dumped the Little Mix singer via text message last year and Perrie, who had been living with Zayn in his North London home, says she had nowhere to go when the relationship ended.
She wrote in Little Mix's new book 'Our World': "After I split with my partner, out of the blue, I had nowhere to go, which was incredibly stressful. For a while I had no idea what to do."
Although Perrie's bandmates Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall all offered to let her stay with them, she says they "didn't really have room" and she didn't want to burden them.
Perrie, 23, added: "I thought about renting but I've got dogs and cats, so that was no good. At the time we were promoting 'Black Magic,' and while I was in America, things really hit me and I panicked. I realised I was homeless. I was crying every day, dreading coming back."
However, Perrie's mother Debbie and her management team came to the rescue when they arranged for the singer to stay in the guest cottage of Modest! Management owner Richard Griffiths.
Perrie explained: "I told her I was stressed because I didn't know what I should do about where to live once I got back to England. She arranged for me to stay in Richard's guest cottage for as long as I needed, until I got on my feet again. Thank God for him. I put all my stuff in storage, took my dogs and more or less lived out of a suitcase for a good month and a half."
Perrie previously opened up about Zayn, 23, dumping her by text, saying: "It was horrible, the worst time of my life. A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that. Even though things with my career were going really well, it was incredibly difficult for me. ... On the surface I was happy, but inside I felt broken."