Little Mix Perrie 'Really Happy' With Zayn Malik
And X Factor winner insists she does know how to spell her BF's name...
She said: "Well, to be fair I didn't like the photo because I looked rank, so I'm a bit gutted that they catch you off guard.
"Obviously everyone knows that me and Zayn are together and I'm really happy."
And she then apparently tried to deflect attention onto her bandmate, saying: "But I'm not going to get into detail and talk about it too much – but Leigh-Anne's single you can hook her up!"
Perrie also had some explaining to do after a tweet from the band mis-spelled Zayn's name as 'Zayne' in their "Little Mix Alphabet" feature.
She insisted however that it was merely a clerical error.
She said: "Just to clarify. The alphabet was typed up wrong after we wrote it on paper. I am aware of how to spell my own boyfriends name Perrie <3."
And then she re-iterated, possibly after some ribbing from jealous 1D fans: "Just to make it clear one more time, I know how to spell my own boyfriends name, no need for the hate <3."