Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
Perrie Edwards had been accused of forcing Zayn Malik to leave One Direction to concentrate on their relationship Reuters

Perrie Edwards' relationship with Zayn Malik has been rocked with multiple scandals, but it seems that the bedroom is one place that the former One Direction singer always gets it right.

The Little Mix star has opened up about her fiancée's lovemaking skills to reveal that "sex is better than food".

Speaking to The Sun, the songstress said: "I was asked what was better sex or food. I'm just saying I'm a lucky girl – it's got to be sex hasn't it?"

The saucy 22-year-old was following up on her recent interview with the Metro newspaper in which she said "even peanut butter-stacked cake with ice cream is not as good as sex".

Edwards has been engaged to Malik since late 2013, but the young couple are yet to set a date for their big day, due to both of their hectic schedules. But until then, the couple can enjoy some alone time after reportedly splashing out on a £3m ($4.6m, €4.2m) love nest.

The six-bedroom, five-bathroom property, which features a three-bedroom guest cottage is said to be located just outside London and is split into two wings.

"This is a big statement by Perrie and Zayn," a source told the publication. "They've had to shoot down rumours of a split after his exit from the band and this is both of them showing everyone just how serious they are. They're engaged and need somewhere they can both call home – and this house is it."

Malik announced he was quitting One Direction on 25 March to be "a normal 22-year-old", days after he was accused of cheating on Edwards with holidaymaker Lauren Rich in Thailand. He refuted the cheating claims and jetted back to London for crisis talks with the blonde beauty.

Following his shock exit, heartbroken Directioners accused his partner of persuading him to quit the group, slamming her as "the new Yoko Ono", in reference to the widow of the late John Lennon, who was infamously blamed for breaking up the Beatles.

But Edwards recently set the record straight, telling The Sun's Fabulous magazine that it was solely his decision to walk away.

"People have said: 'Did I do this, did I do that?' No matter what decision he made, I was always going to support him," she told the publication. "If he'd wanted to stay, I would have supported him just the same as I have done since he's left... If he's happy then I'm happy."