GRIM-faced Little Mix star Perrie Edwards looked deep in thought yesterday following a tense showdown with cheating Zayn Malik.
The purple-haired singer seemed shell-shocked after The Sun’s revelation that her One Direction boyfriend had romped with waitress Courtney Webb.
Zayn, 20, flew back to Britain from a French music awards within hours of our exposé.
And yesterday morning he headed for a hotel in Nottingham where Perrie and the rest of Little Mix were staying before a gig in the city tonight.
Perrie did not breakfast with other guests, eating alone in her room.
But she agreed to meet with Zayn to talk about saving their romance. The couple emerged from the hotel just after midday — looking extremely tense.
Zayn puffed on a cigarette before climbing into a cab with Perrie, 19.
As the car pulled away she avoided looking at him by applying make-up.
The couple refused to say if they had patched things up.
But a source predicted she would give him the benefit of the doubt. The source said: “Perrie’s still deeply in love with Zayn. She’s very unlikely to end the relationship after this episode.
“The fact that they are physically together speaks volumes.
“It looks like she’s willing to give him a second chance.
“Her friends and bandmates know she’s head-over-heels in love with him. But she’ll certainly be keeping a closer eye on him after this incident.”