Sorry, girls, but since now One Direction has one less eligible bachelor. One Direction heart-throb Zayn Malik is now engaged to his girlfriend Perrie Edwards, the bride-to-be’s brother confirmed via Twitter.
“Right. My sister and Zayn ARE Engaged! It’s true!” Jonnie Edwards tweeted. “You seen the ring on the finger and all that Jazz! CONGRATS!!!”
Columbia Records confirmed in a statement that “Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private.”
The speculation started after the couple attended the the world premiere of One Direction: This Is Us. The X Factor star was wearing a diamond ring on her left hand with Perrie’s mum Debbie now confirming that Zayn, also 20, proposed to her daughter over the weekend.
In an interview this week with Real Radio, Edwards’ mom, Debbie, spilled a few more beans, saying that Malik popped the question on Sunday.
“It’s true. They got engaged on Sunday and it’s absolutely lovely. It’s wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous. Perrie loves him to pieces and it’s perfect. They get on so well together and understand each other. It’s just fabulous. He did the traditional asking me and then asking his mum and dad.”
She added: “He did the traditional asking me and then asking his mum and dad and everything. And I just thought it was adorable.”
But don’t expect a wedding anytime soon. “I mean obviously they’ve got so much to do. They’ll wait ’til 2014, 2015,” Edwards’ mom said.
Debbie added that while her daughter is understandably thrilled she didn’t want to make an official announcement on Tuesday night, as she was reluctant to overshadow her new fiance’s big night.
“It’s one of the first weekends they’ve spent with each other, as they’ve both been on tours with their bands. He wanted to wait for the perfect moment,” a source told the newspaper. “All her bandmates were at V Festival, and she couldn’t wait to tell them. They’re all really excited for her, as the rest of One Direction are for Zayn.”
Edwards and Malik have been dating for around two years since they met during the eighth series of The X Factor. The show worked out pretty well for Edwards – not only did she meet Mailk, but her career jump-started when Little Mix emerged victorious.
Two months ago, Mailk showed off a large “cartoon style” tattoo of Edwards located on his right arm.
It is not know where the proposal took place, although a source told the Daily Mirror it was “romantic” and “perfect”.
In an interview with Twist magazine, Perrie couldn’t stop raving about what a great guy Zayn is.
“Zayn is so lovely,” Perrie gushed. “You know things are good when you can’t wait to see the other person. It’s a sense of friendship. The main thing I looked for is if he’s fun to be around, if I can have a laugh with him.”
Perrie also added that her bad luck in dating made her appreciate how great Zayn is: “I’d been on a few dates in the past with other boyfriends that didn’t go too well — I’d had loads of dating disasters! Zayn would never leave me with the bill like the other boys used to do!”