Ready for this?
It's been confirmed, by Rebecca Ferguson herself, that the 24-year-old X Factor runner-up is currently dating One Direction's Zayn Malik…who is just 18.
It's scandalous news right now across the pond, with many questioning Rebecca's motives for wanting to be with the younger man. However, Rebecca explains that it was Zayn who pursued her, not the other way around. She insists that for the months they were on tour with the show, Zayn kept after her to go out with him. When she finally relented, she realized how good they were for each other and pursued the relationship further. Now, as she puts it, they are "really in love." She adds:
"I want people to know that I'm happy, he's happy and we're in a loving, caring relationship."
With the tour over, expect to see these two out much more often than before. They've already been spotted in London on several dates in the last few weeks and on Thursday night, they attended a charity concert by Paloma Faith at the Union Chapel.
But we have to wonder… is this an ill-fated romance? An age difference of six years doesn't mean too much when you are older, but right now, there is a world of difference between 18 and 24. We don't have much hope for them, but we do with them all the best while they give this a try!
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