Speaking with The Mirror, the source said:
“It’s true – they’re a couple and are happy to come out and tell people now. They’ve only been dating for a few months as they were just friends before then. That all changed the last time Zayn was back in the UK in February, when they met up and realised it was more than that.”
Zayn and Perrie met last year during the X Factor finals – which Little Mix went on to win, and the pair have kept in touch whilst One Direction were busy touring the globe.
Zerrie went on a date to the cinema last week, prompting speculation that the pair were together, but Zayn apparently denied it was true when speaking to a radio station.
Perrie tweeted about the cinema get-together, saying: “Just went to see avengers assemble and it was #boring. Good night though! xD @zaynmalik”
Zayn then replied: “@PerrieLittleMix yeah tonight was fun lets do it again sometime x x”
Speculation has been rife that they have in fact been dating for months, but they’re now ready to make their relationship public.