ZERRIE PART ONE
Louis tweets 4 times in Nov/once in Dec to show his support to LM and Zayn 3 times in Dec. Then, just after LM wins the XF, press reports on rumors about Zayn and Perrie kissing.
Then absolutely nothing (not even articles linking their names) until April 2012.
From April 2012 to July 2012 : the UAN tour
They tweet each other, implying they had a date in April 2012 :
Some seeding just in time to stage some kissing pics to confirm their relationship before Zayn flies to the US for the UAN tour, on May 20th :
Taken in front of Zayn’s apartment, these don’t show it but Liam (and possibly Niall) are here too, along some other friends.
During the tour, not that much happens. Except THAT ! Zayn stating that, just like Louis (Elounor is official since March 2012), he has a beard now.
After that, Zayn (alone) flies back to the UK for a few days on June 20th during a small break, just to be seen with her.
From August 2012 to January 2013 : the cheating scandals
Then, he comes back with the boys at the beginning of July but they’re not seen until 1D performs at the Olympics in August, that she attends :
And then, press reports on Perrie celebrating the Eid with Zayn’s family (short of his father) :
Just in time for the first cheating scandal to pop up the day afterwards : the peephole video on August, 21th. Just in time for LM first single (Wings) release on August, 25th.
Then, in September 2012, the second cheating scandal, on the 25th : the booty call for Harry (implying he does it for himself all the time). LM’s second single’s (DNA) official release is on October, 1st and got leaked on September, 28th.
In November, after speculations about their future as a couple since Zayn cheated, we got reassured by LM official twitter account :
Then, in December, which starts with all the boys flying to the US for their Madison Square Garden before getting back, it’s stunting time for everyone (Elounor, Haylor and Payzer). Here is Zerrie :
She obviously has to go back to the UK for her album promo but she makes a point to be seen with Zayn’s family doing Christmas shopping :
This is what is supposed to make us think they spent Christmas together (that’s what the articles said) :
And then, Perrie’s brother posted a pic for NYE :
(I don’t think it’s a coincidence all the boys except Niall had to stunt that hard during this particular month. No way. I kow why they pushed Haylor/Elounor together and Larry away from each other for the winter holidays : to shut down the Larry’s rumors. But then, what does this mean for the Zerrie/Payzer push and Ziam away from each other during those same holidays ? If Zerrie can be for LM’s promo, so can be Haylor for 1D’s promo in the US. In the end, at least, what about Elounor and Payzer then ?)
Here comes January, 28th, and the third cheating scandal : the most scandalous one since it’s illustrated with sleeping pics of Zayn, allegedly taken by the stripper who claimed having slept with him. Thanks for asking, LM’s 3rd single (Change Your Life) is released on January, 31th.
This time, the break-up rumors spread like wildfire and again, we’re reassured about their relationship a week later, on February. They go to a safari :
And in the same week, Zayn buys Perrie a teddy bear to “win her back”. If they put a smile for the paps :
They are clearly both fucking down with this :
From February 2013 to April 2013 : Interlude
Between February, 8th and April, 19th, there’s nothing. Nothing consistent apart from rumors they saw each other after the Brits (no pics, no reports from fans tough).
From April to June 2013 : the rise of Zerrie
So, the stunting starts again in April with some Zerrie selfies (3, all the same day, and probably all taken within the same minute) that got “leaked” (the old good leaking from a shady update accound that deleted a few days later), 2 days after LM released their 4th single (How Ya Doin’) :
Then, they celebrated their 1-year anniversary in Paris (yeah, France, the country where paps aren’t allowed to take pics without your autorisation) and we get a video in which you can see their handlers directing them/checking if the they’re in the paps’ shot. You can see a short analysis here : X.
And they use pets again for promo :
Then, for LM’s album release in the US/Canada, on May 28th :
At this point, the promo is so obvious everyone knows it’s a PR relationship, some thinks it’s genuine and it’s being pushed for promo, but mostly, everyone thinks it’s fake. They need to do some convincing here. It begins with Zayn doing a pact with Perrie, promising to never cheat again. And then, Perrie changes her look just in time for Zayn to get a tattoo that looks just like her new look.
Let’s add TMZ has the exclusive and the tattoo is based on a drawing Zayn did before he even started dating Perrie :
If you need the whole explanation, here it is : X.
But it works damn well : everyone is convinced.
Then again, nothing on the Zerrie front in July.
August 2013 : The engagement seeding
In August, 1D and LM attend the TCA. While the boys are seated in the back, Harry is in the front, next to Ed Sheeran and Zayn is seated with LM, next to Perrie. As you can see in this video, they’re quite stiff and they both (Harry and Zayn) have a camera shoved in their faces.
This is also the event from where we get this gif (definitely a couple about to get engaged, so comfortable in each other’s personal space) :
Which leads us to the This is Us premiere, at which Perrie is sporting an engagement ring :
But, during the whole event, they managed to not pose together once for a HQ picture and their team had to photoshop one.
But they tried ! Look at this cute kiss (even though she very obviously gives him the cheek and he drags his mother out of there as soon as it’s finished) :
And… the rehearsal ?
And when finally, Perrie’s gonna be asked about the ring, she’s gonna answer : “Nothing, it’s for me to know and for me to know.”
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