Zayn Malik tells Dan Wootton: Perrie Edwards and I trust each other
'I don't really understand that,' Zayn, 19 tells Now's Dan Wootton.
'I guess there's a sense of jealousy because I have a girlfriend now while I was a bit of a "bad boy" before.'
Zayn, 19, and Perrie understand each other's lifestyles because they're both teenagers going through the same thing professionally.
'When I'm away at work, she understands because it's the business,' says Zayn.
'Our jobs are full-on every single hour of the day. She gets that because she has to do exactly the same thing.
'We have a lot of trust and understanding between us. I think that's why our relationship works.
'Perrie has a lot of trust in me and I have a lot of trust in her.
'That's why it works.'
Read Dan Wootton's full interview with Zayn Malik in Now magazine dated 22 October 2012 - out now!
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