Zayn Malik has told how he felt a tad nervous when he visited girlfriend Perrie Edwards' family for the first time.
The One Direction star, 19, recently went to meet the Little Mix singer's relations in Newcastle.
He told The Sun: "I was a bit scared of her brother to be honest - he's in the Navy. He's a big bloke.
"I thought he was going to be a bit defensive of his sister but he was really cool."
The heartthrob said it was tough spending so much time away from his family, and missing out on seeing his three younger sisters grow up.
He said: "It's been really hard. Last weekend was the first time in six months that I'd been home.
"It's pretty strange because you have images of people in your head when you left, then you just think they're going to be the same when you come back, like time freezes. I have sisters and from the ages of 11 to 13 - it's a big change for girls."