Perrie Edwards has opened up about her breakup with Zayn Malik in her girl group's new book, Our World. The Little Mix singer felt "homeless" after the One Director singer called off their engagement in August 2015.
The Shout Out To My Ex singer wrote [via US Weekly], "After I split with my partner, out of the blue, I had nowhere to go, which was incredibly stressful. For a while I had no idea what to do."
Edwards – who lived with Malik in his North London home – revealed that her bandmates, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, urged her to stay with any of them after the split , "but they didn't really have room."
"I thought about renting but I've got dogs and cats, so that was no good. At the time we were promoting 'Black Magic,' doing a lot of traveling, and while I was in America, things really hit me and I panicked. I realized I was homeless. I was crying every day, dreading coming back," she explained in Our World.
According to the X Factor U.K.alum, she called her mother, Debbie, to find a temporary place for her to put up. "I told her I was stressed because I didn't know what I should do about where to live once I got back to England. She arranged ... for me to stay in [Modest! Management owner Richard Griffiths'] guest cottage for as long as I needed, until I got on my feet again. Thank God for him. I put all my stuff in storage, took my dogs and more or less lived out of a suitcase for a good month and a half."
The British songstress previously opened up about Malik's decision to end their relationship via text. "It was horrible, the worst time of my life. A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that. Even though things with my career were going really well, it was incredibly difficult for me. ... On the surface I was happy, but inside I felt broken," she said.