Jessica Sanchez got the chance to hang out with her One Direction crush Zayn Malik over the weekend, snapping a pic with the adorable 19-year-old.

“Love him soooooooo much,” the ‘American Idol‘ alum wrote with her Instagram pic, which was taken after the stunning Manny Pacquiao boxing match on June 9. However, Sanchez’s tweet didn’t go over well with 1D fans, who wrote angry comments in response to the California native. In fact, “Be Strong Jessica Sanchez” became a trending topic after her fans rallied to defend the ‘AI’ star.

Sanchez may “love” Malik, but the singer is currently dating Little Mix member Perrie Edwards. However, the two teens may have something in common. Edwards was reportedly on the receiving end of hateful messages after being spotted on a date with her boy band beau on April 26. According to Hollywood Life, Edwards had to delete her Twitter account because of the backlash.

Rough stuff! When it comes to the press and his fans, Malik remains open about his dating life, though. “What’s the point of lying?” he said in an interview with Top of the Pops magazine. “You’ll just get found out and then you’ll look an idiot.”

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