ZAYN Malik was “really upset” about his failed romance with Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, his Towie fling Abigail Clarke has claimed.
The Sun revealed last night that the the ex-One Direction hunk, 29, had an affair with Abi behind the back of supermodel lover Gigi Hadid.
She told a pal he said she reminded him of the Little Mix star when they met at Los Angeles bar The Bungalow.
Abi confided to a friend: “He said he liked my figure, He was very tactile. He was in an oversized black jacket and drinking brandy.
“He seemed chilled. He was all over me, kissing me. His manager was trying to get us somewhere private, trying to play it cool.
“Zayn kept saying I reminded him of his ex-girlfriend, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix."
She added to the pal: “He told me a lot about his family and the band and his split with Perrie.
“He was really upset about how it ended. I thought it was sweet of him to admit that. He showed his vulnerability.”
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Perrie and Zayn were engaged for two years but split in 2014 with him starting to date Gigi the following year.
They split in 2018, before their relationship rekindled in January 2020 and their daughter Khai was born that September. They parted last October.
Singer Perrie is now in a relationship with Liverpool footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and they have a son together called Axel.
Some fans think Little Mix songs Shout Out To My Ex and Sweet Melody – about an unfaithful boyfriend – are about Zayn.
They met in LA and swapped numbers and were soon messaging regularly – but their first private get-together did not come until they were both back in the UK.
She revealed they romped in Zayn’s “dungeon-like” bedroom, which was straight out of sex flick Fifty Shades of Grey.
The one-time Towie star told a pal: “I called him my ‘Mr Grey’. We had a great time together.”
Abi believed he had split from his supermodel lover Gigi Hadid — and ended it when she saw a text from her on his phone.
Cette semaine, Zayn posted a selfie and appeared to sign up to a plus-size dating website that promises to match users with “big beautiful women”.
He was linked to WooPlus – which is aimed at those “who love plus-size singles”.
Abi refused to comment. A source close to Zayn said it would be wrong to suggest he was ever in a romantic relationship with Abi, but they had met a handful of times.