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Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall vow to find boyfriends in 2016

Published 22/12/2015 | 11:13

(from left) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
(from left) Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix arrives on the red carpet for the BBC Music Awards at the Genting Arena, Birmingham. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall are "single and ready to mingle" as they prepare to ring in 2016.

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Both singers have been embroiled in romance rumours in recent days, with Perrie reported to have struck up a relationship with nightclub promoter Leon King after they were spotted together at a festive event in London last week.

Jade was recently said to be enjoying a new romance with fellow pop star Jason DeRulo, but she has now declared both she and Perrie are on the look out for new men.

"Me and Pez (Perrie) are single and ready to mingle," she tells Britain's Daily Mail, and bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock is adamant both stars will be in new relationships next year, adding, "Perrie and Jade are going to find a nice man each and we're going to go on quadruple dates together."

Little Mix
Little Mix

Leigh-Anne is dating soccer player Jordan Kiffin and Jesy Nelson is engaged to Rixton singer Jake Roche.

Jesy recently sparked rumours suggesting Jade is dating U.S. singer Jason by telling Britain's The Sun newspaper, "She's got someone on the go. His name starts with J... then a D," and Jade added. "He's very hot. It's early days."

Jason Derulo is rumoured to be dating Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Jason Derulo is rumoured to be dating Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Jesy also described Jason's flirty behaviour with Jade onstage during the recent Jingle Bell Ball at London's O2 Arena, saying, "He's so lovely, really, really sweet... He gave Jade a little wink when we introduced him on stage. There's four of us but he looked to Jade and gave her a wink."

Perrie endured major heartbreak this year when she split from her fiance Zayn Malik just months after he gave up his place in One Direction, and he has reportedly moved on by striking up a new romance with model Gigi Hadid.

"As difficult as it can be to have your private life plastered all over... social media every day, I guess the one plus side is that it is like a looking glass for other women to look in and relate to," Perrie recently told British magazine Fabulous.

"I learn new things every day, but I've learned that no matter what life throws at you, you take it day by day.

End of a fairytale: Zayn has taken a new direction with fiancee Perrie
End of a fairytale: Zayn has taken a new direction with fiancee Perrie

"My bond with Jade, Jesy and Leigh-Anne this year has become even stronger. They're the most incredibly supportive girls and I'm very grateful to have them.

"My 2015 has been a rollercoaster. It's had its ups and downs, but this year Little Mix have achieved so much. We've worked extremely hard and the support we've received from our fans has been incredible and uplifting."

Perrie Edwards split with Zayn Malik earlier this year
Perrie Edwards split with Zayn Malik earlier this year

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