Before he casted Gigi Hadid in his 'PILLOWTALK' music video and she got tangled up in this Jeremy McConnell/Sam Reece debacle, Zayn Malik and Stephanie Davis off of Celebrity Big Brother dated. How do we know? 'Cos she brings it up quite a bit, as you probably would tbf. And now she's been telling her fellow housemates all about their first date.
Yup - Stephanie reckons it was actually el Maliko doing all the chasing back in the early One Direction days; but admitted she didn't sleep with him on the first night 'cos she's 'not that type of girl.'
"At his first audition I was like 'he's my cup of tea I gotta have a bit of that'", she told her fellow housemates.
"One day I got a call off me mate and Niall was on the phone asking if it's okay to give Zayn me number. We became boyfriend and girlfriend, but it started going downhill, he couldn't cope with the fame, we'd have to wait till 4am to go the shop and even then there would be girls waiting.
"I ended it with him because at the time I was oblivious to that world - I remember having a night out with my girls and he kept calling and I changed my number.
"But I still speak to Danny, his best mate. He wasn't happy when I was going out with him, he wanted to get out of 1D - I can't believe he stuck it out for that long."
Chatting about her first date with el Maliko, Stephanie revealed: "He said 'I'm coming to Leeds this week, would you meet up with us?' And I said 'yeah, but I don't drive so my mum will have to drop me off'."
"We spent about three hours on the phone talking in the first conversation."
"I went to Leeds to meet him, and I went to his hotel room, but I thought I'm not that type of girl - to sleep with you straight away, I'll make you wait - so I just ended up kissing him."
Steph also claimed the pair of 'em stayed up until 4am (I wanna stay up all night and jump around etc. etc.); admitting 'he just wanted us'.
MEANWHILE an 'industry insider'-type reckons Zayn wants Steph to win the reality telly show. They told Mirror Online: "Zayn has been rooting for Stephanie. While he's been away, his friends have been keeping him updated. Now he's back in the country, he has been showing lots of support.
"When Stephanie started dating Sam, he said he wasn't right for her. Now all of this is happening, he feels for Steph because he knows what it's like to be the black sheep. He knows what it's like for people to take shots at you.
"He really wants everyone to know the real Stephanie and hopes that her true colours are shining through."
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