We were still hopeful that Zayn Malik was holding hands with Perrie Edwards when he was spotted at a club in Thailand with someone who looks like his fiancé — but she's apparently a girl named Lauren Rich. She posted a photo on her Instagram account with the One Direction singer, and she has the same tattoos and outfit as the girl in the other pic.


While they're getting pretty cuddly (with his arm wrapped around her), it seems more like a fan photo than anything incriminating. She was even fangirling after their encounter, writing, "Partying with Zayn from One Direction last night ? #thailand #1D #best #night #patong #phuket xx."

Some fans pointed out that she's a brunette (unlike the girl from the original pic that caused Directioners to freak out), but we think it was just the lighting. It looks like Lauren is blonde!

zayn malik holding hands lauren rich

Still, we hope there's more to the story than just these pictures. There were rumors that he cheated on the Little Mix singer when they were just boyfriend and girlfriend, but everything ended up all cool between them. Hopefully, we can chalk this up to a misunderstanding!

Click through to see more photos of them together from the night, and let us know what you think is going on between them in the comments!

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