Well, how's this for awkward? One Direction member Zayn Malik is dating Little Mix's Perrie Edwards, as any Directioner worth her salt is well aware. Edwards has admitted she thinks one of her BF's bandmates is really cute. Say what?

Turns out Edwards thinks fellow blond Niall Horan is a cutie, since, well, he is. But get this -- she loved him for his braces. No, we're not kidding.

Horan recently had his braces removed, but Edwards gushed during a fan chat that the singer "looks so cute" and that when he had braces, he was "rocking it."

And last year, Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock told a magazine that Edwards was crushing on Horan before she and Malik got together. Are there some residual feelings here? We hope not!

"Perrie's got a little crush on Niall," Pinnock said at the time. Then, LM's Jesy Nelson said, "Ever since she found out that he likes her, she won't stop talking about it."

Whoa. Is Perrie Edwards shaping up to be 1D's Yoko Ono?

Furthermore, Edwards was a little flip about her relationship with Malik when she told Metro UK that she's not the romantic type, so she leaves the romance up to him.

When asked about the most romantic gesture she's ever engaged in for her BF, Edwards replied, "I’d say loads of sweet things but I’m not really romantic."

Nelson remided Edwards that she made "loads of picture of them" when they first got together, so that's sweet, right?

It just sounds like maybe, just maybe, there might be some underlying issues in this relationship. Sigh.

In other Little Mix news that doesn't involve One Direction, the girls performed an acoustic version of their latest single 'How Ya Doin'?' on 'Sunday Brunch,' which you can enjoy below. These babes can belt it out.

Watch Little Mix Perform 'How Ya Doin'?' on 'Sunday Brunch'