Rebecca Ferguson
Full name

Rebecca Caroline Ferguson


July 21, 1986 (age 30)


Singer, songwriter


Syco, Epic Records (U.K.), Columbia Records (U.S.)


Rebecca Caroline Ferguson is an English singer-songwriter. She was the runner-up in the seventh series of The X Factor.

She briefly dated former One Direction member Zayn Malik in 2011.


After finishing as runner up in the seventh series of The X Factor UK, Rebecca Ferguson's debut album Heaven was released in 2011 to commercial and critical success, going platinum in the UK and Ireland. Her second album, "Freedom" spawned the top 20 single "I Hope". Ferguson revealed her two children were the inspiration behind the album. Her third album, "Lady Sings The Blues", was released in 2015, charting at #7 in the UK. She is currently recording her fourth album.

Relationship with Zayn Malik

Zayn and Rebecca were photographed leaving a nightclub together in April 2011. Media speculated they were an item and they confirmed they were dating in May 2011. By July, break up rumours had already begun and the pair later confirmed they were only together for four months.

Ferguson called her relationship with Zayn her "first mistake" after becoming famous, in a 2013 interview, stating "That was my first mistake. I was 23, he was 18. Of course, if it was a 23-year-old guy dating an 18-year-old girl, no one would have batted an eyelid, but this way around was a big deal, apparently. I didn't realise that. I was just a hippy, free-loving person, but that's not a good thing to be in this industry. You can't just follow your heart.[1]".

In 2015, she again was asked to comment on Zayn and stated "I very much like to think 'live and let live' and I wish Zayn well. I hope he is happy. I am not one to look back on the past in a negative way. At one point it was really lovely being with him, so I wish him all the best."[2]


External Links


  1. Ferguson talks about dating Zayn
  2. 2015 Interview