10 Celebrity Couples That Met on the Set of the Same Singing Competition
Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards. Harry Styles & Caroline Flack. Liam Payne & Cheryl… whatever her last name is right now. All of these pairs have far more in common than One Direction members, past or present: The X Factor.
If you look back at all of these duos’ humble beginnings, they have the same reality TV singing competition to thank for their initial meetups. And they are far from the only ones. There are actually a minimum of 10 couples with at least one uber famous half that started out on The X Factor. These are those pairs:
Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards
It was late 2011 when the couple formerly known as Zerrie first met. Zayn competed on the series with his One Direction pals the year prior, so they agreed to perform on the show the same season Perrie competed (and won!) with her fellow Little Mix chicks.
Soon after their meetup, it seemed like they were a match made in heaven. By April/May 2012, the two were caught kissing on camera, leading to the blossoming of Zerrie fanfic.
In September 2012, Zayn told Fabulous about his initial meeting with Perrie, "It was literally just texting her as a mate and stuff and she was asking me for advice because obviously they're doing the same thing that we were doing a year or so ago. And so it started off like that and obviously she's a very attractive girl... We're both northern too, and I think that helps."
Zayn popped the question to Perrie August 2013, but it wasn't meant to last. Nearly 2 years to the day later, he broke up with her. Sad.
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