We all know that Zayn Malik once dated Little Mix star Perrie Edwards. The pair were together for four years, and even got engaged, before parting ways in 2015.

Since then, Zayn has happily coupled up with supermodel Gigi Hadid, while Perrie is seeing absolute babeoid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Jel.

The One Direction star's X Factor romance story doesn't end there though, as it's now been alleged that he previously dated someone who appeared on the show this year.

But who could it be? Did he once have a spark with Sharon Osbourne, or maybe he had a little romance with Nicole Scherzinger?

Credit: ITV

Of course it's not Sam Black who was booted off the show recently, it was his now fiancée Emma Smith. WHO KNEW?!

According to The Sun, Zayn and Emma were once an item and the pair hung out together, along with the rest of the One Direction boys.

Speaking to publication, a source confirmed: "Zayn and Emma met on the show and had a real romance.

The insider continued: "But once One Direction became big, it fizzled out."

Shame it didn't work out, but fans of the show got to see Sam and Emma get engaged on the stage in some pretty adorable scenes which aired recently.

Even though he did not make it through to the next part of the singing competition, Sam still bravely asked his baby momma to marry him in front of the entire nation.

One viewer gushed: "Sam on the X Factor should've went through! And that proposal."

A second praised: "Love an X factor proposal. Peak of British telly."

Another adoring fan added: "Legit bawled at the proposal on the X factor, so so so cute."

The pair already have a son together, Mason, who they welcomed in 2016. The couple previously revealed that they discovered Emma was pregnant soon on in the relationship while they were travelling on holiday.

Awww, true love.

Rachel Pugh

Rachel Pugh is a Junior Social Editor at PRETTY52. She previously worked as the Overnight TV & Showbiz editor for OK! Online. She started her journalism career in 2014, where she worked on the video desk for the Daily Star and Daily Express. Since then she has worked as a publisher, journalist, copywriter and social media manager on a variety of websites, with subject matters ranging from menswear to pop culture. Contact her – rachel.pugh@pretty52.com

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