Rebecca Ferguson: Zayn & I Are In Love
X Factor runner-up confirms romance with One Direction’s Zayn Malik…
Rebecca Ferguson has admitted she and One Directionfans that she was too old for Zayn, who is 18. “There's only six years difference. I mean, Madonna does it and she gets a round of applause. It's like, ‘Go on Madge!’” she said.
But The X Factor runner-up admitted she initially thought the six-year age gap was too large. “I'm going to be really honest... he was after me for months,” she recalled. “I was like, ‘No, you're too young’. But he really wooed me and it was a long, long struggle before anything happened.
“[Zayn] is actually very mature. He's quiet and really, really nice. I've got a career, I've got my own record deal and money, and I've got my own life. I'm not gaining anything from this. It's genuine love.”
The pair weren’t dating during last year’s show, but got together while they were both on The X Factor tour earlier this year.
Rebecca’s debut album is due in November while One Direction are expected to release a single in June.