Perrie graces the cover of Fabulous magazine, where she was voted Woman of the Year - and inside the issue talks about the struggle of maintaining work obligations amid the fresh sting of their breakup.
Turns out, while it wasn't an easy time, Perrie found a silver lining in it all, explaining: "As difficult as it can be to have your private life plastered all over the press and on 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."
She added, "I learn new things every day, but I've learned that no matter what life throws at you, you take it day by day."
Perrie definitely leaned on her Little Mix band mates during the tough time too, saying: "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."
There's nothing like besties totally having your back.
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