One Direction's Zayn Malik Is Engaged to Perrie Edwards!

Little Mix singer's mum says couple will "wait 'til 2014, 2015" to get married

By Rebecca Macatee Aug 21, 2013 3:00 PMTags
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Take a deep, breath, Directioners, but Zayn Malik is now officially off the market!

The One Direction boy-bander is engaged to girlfriend Perrie Edwards, a rep for the group confirmed to E! News Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Perrie, 20, showed off her impressive three-stone diamond ring at Tuesday's This Is Us premiere in London. There, the bride-to-be posed on the red carpet with her group, Little Mix, a four-piece girl band formed on the U.K.'s X Factor—similarly to how 1D came together on the show in 2010.

Perrie's mum, Debbie Duffy, confirmed the exciting news to Real Radio North East's Gary & Lisa Show on Wednesday, saying, "It's true. They got engaged on Sunday [Aug. 18] and it was absolutely lovely."


"He did the traditional asking me and then asking his mum and dad and everything," she added. "It was fabulous—just lovely."

Zayn, 20, briefly dated his future wife back in 2011, but they weren't officially a couple until April 2012. It might be a little while, though, before the twosome actually walk down the aisle.

"I mean, obviously they've got so much to do," Perrie's mom said. "They'll wait 'til 2014, 2015...One Direction are doing so much and Little Mix are the same. They're out of the country most the time doing their promotion for this, that and the other, so it's just unbelievable. But I think they will eventually get together and set the date."

Any guesses as to who the groomsmen might be? 

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua and Ruth O'Neill

(Originally published on Aug. 21, 2013, at 7:32 a.m. PT.)