Zayn Malik may be One Direction's resident bad boy with his edgy, streaked coif, his heavy-duty tattoos and his new affinity for guyliner. But he has a softer side, too. His fellow band mates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are probably privy to it. Or just ask his girlfriend, Little Mix's Perrie Edwards. Better yet, witness the new bundle of joy the couple has recently added to their little family: a furry, cute-as-can-be puppy.
Edwards (the proud mother!) recently posted to Twitter a photo of the pup, a fuzzy, fluffy nugget with a precious face, which looks like it could be a toy Pomeranian. As Sugarscape reports, alongside the pic, she wrote, "New puppy. What shall we call him," then added "Z + P." They should call the puppy Zerrie, though. "Z + P" doesn't have quite the same ring to it. Regardless, the little pup obviously wasn't the only hit of sweetness that Little Mix's songstress was sending out to the Twitterverse; the doggie obviously also symbolizes the love Malik and Edwards share!
Malik seemed just as thrilled for his new fatherly role, as he retweeted Edwards' pic, plus added another one that had him nearly cradling the pint-sized pooch in his hands. So cute! Perhaps One Direction's recent dog-filled photo spread for Wonderland magazine went to Malik's head. For that shoot, each band member was assigned a golden Labrador puppy to pose with, and Malik seemed to be having a grand time with his friend.
Both Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards have recently emerged from a relatively rough patch in their relationship, what with those cheating rumors that were hurled in the 1D boy's face. But despite the brouhaha not to mention both pop stars' very busy schedules, both Malik and Edwards still seem to be very much smitten with each otherÂ—and with their new pup.
(Hopefully they don't split up anytime soon; who would get custody over the fur ball?!)
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