I actually think Zaneva was probably real. The popular opinion seems to be that it was.
I have seen few substantial arguments made for Zaneva being real or fake, simply because we saw so little of them. I have noticed that those who think Zaneva was real think it was probably a fling and not serious. Zayn
and Geneva weren’t legit famous, let alone signed to a record company or
a management team yet, so to my mind there was not much reason to stage a
relationship between them.
They broke up shortly after The X Factor,
and Zayn was immediately set up for Zabecca. Articles quoted Geneva as saying Zayn left her for
Rebecca, which was fake because Zabecca was fake. Whether she really said that or M!M had media make it up,
it was weird that Geneva was hedged into the Zabecca plotline.
For those who think it was fake, the question is, why stage it? For ratings? For
mutual PR for potential future clients? Did the X Factor producers even have that power? Honestly, I have no definite answer. Anyone care to chime in?