RUMOURS surfaced suggesting their relationship had ended before it truly started.
Yet Perrie Edwards is reportedly in the throes of an early romance with Luke Pasqualino as sources tell The Mirror that their union is very much on.
Claims that the pair had decided to ‘just be friends’ were disputed after a snap emerged showing the Skins star, 26, giving the 23-year-old Little Mix songstress a passionate kiss on the cheek during a night out.
The image, shared on a club promoter’s Instagram page, showed Perrie sticking her tongue out as Luke planted a kiss on her, while out in Mahiki a month earlier.
Perrie is reportedly in a hot new romance with the Our Girl heartthrob and while it was claimed that things had cooled off, it seems the pair have picked up their burgeoning relationship.
The pair were only pictured on their first date a month ago, but The Sun reported they had decided to just be friends since they first met in London’s Mahiki nightclub, where they were pictured looking cosy.
Luke is currently busy filming Snatch in Manchester and a source told the paper: ‘Luke’s made it known they’re definitely not together’.
Despite initial reports it seems the couple are in fact going strong: ‘She seems to be doing the chasing and even went to Manchester to see him recently where he’s filming his new TV show Snatch with Rupert Grint.
‘They’ve only seen each other three or four times since Mahiki, but it’s going well. They have decided to keep their romance off social media and stay private for a while as they get to know each other.’
The news comes after Little Mix star Perrie admitted that she drinks plenty of alcohol on first dates for a bit of Dutch courage.
She made the revelation as the group were quizzed on dating etiquette by Buzzfeed.
When asked if it was unacceptable to have more than two alcoholic drinks on a first date, Perrie replied: ‘Definitely not, I drink loads on the first date! I have pre-drinks!’
Meanwhile, bandmate Jesy Nelson, who’s engaged to Rixton’s Jake Roche, answered: ‘It didn’t work out well for me. Well, it did. In the end.’
Perrie, who was previously engaged to Zayn Malik, also revealed she thought it was ok to kiss on a first date, and she didn’t mind if her date didn’t pay.
However, the beauty surprisingly admitted she wouldn’t have the confidence to make the first move when it came to a kiss.
She recently confirmed her budding romance with Luke to Mirror Online. – Daily Mail