PERRIE Edwardsâ€™s mum has hit back at fans blaming the Little Mix star for boyfriend Zayn Malik quitting One Direction.
Heartbroken Directioners have dubbed the 21-year-old â€œYoko Onoâ€ after the wife of Beatles legend John Lennon, who was blamed for breaking up the Fab Four.
Perrie came under fire on Twitter after Zayn, 22, left the boyband in March amid cheating rumours while 1D were on tour in Thailand.
But loyal Debs, whose daughter has been engaged to Zayn for two years, told 3am: â€œIt was his decision and nothing to do with Perrie.â€
And she insisted the coupleâ€™s relationship is stronger than ever.
â€œTheyâ€™ve always been happy,â€ she said. â€œZaynâ€™s one of the nicest boys Iâ€™ve ever met and I couldnâ€™t imagine Perrie with anyone else.
â€œI feel like heâ€™s already my son, theyâ€™ve been together since she was on The X Factor so heâ€™s part of the family.â€
Zayn said he left 1D as he wanted â€œto be a normal 22-year-oldâ€.
But bandmate Liam Payne said last month: â€œHe wanted to spend time with his family and his missus. Thatâ€™s cool with us.â€
But the couple are in no rush to walk up the aisle.
Speaking at the launch of Little Mixâ€™s debut fragrance Gold Magic, Debbie confirmed there were no immediate plans for a wedding as the girl band are focusing on their forthcoming third album and new single Black Magic.
â€œTheyâ€™ve got plenty of time,â€ she said. â€œTheyâ€™re still young. I visit quite a lot to cook them Sunday roasts. She could be like, â€˜Mam, Iâ€™m upset, take the day off and spend it with me,â€™ and I would.â€
She sounds like mum perfection… – Mirror