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Zayn Malik 'dumped fiancée Perrie Edwards by text message'

Published 06/08/2015 | 08:04

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson of 'Little Mix' seen arriving at the BBC Radio 1 Studios on July 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
Perrie Edwards and ex fiance Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik reportedly dumped his girlfriend of four years by text message.

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The former One Direction singer had been seeing Little Mix's Perrie Edwards since first meeting on the show in 2011 and the pair became engaged in 2013.

She was said to be his rock during his much hyped split from the band and the couple just bought a €4m mansion in London and it was thought they were keen to marry before the end of the year.

"He ended their engagement with one text message and in the two weeks since there's been complete radio silence between them," an insider exclusively told The Sun.

Perrie Edwards of 'Little Mix' poses for selfies with fans as she leaves the BBC Radio 1 Studios on July 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
Perrie Edwards of 'Little Mix' poses for selfies with fans as she leaves the BBC Radio 1 Studios on July 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)

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"She's devastated, which everyone understands, but is doing her best to focus on work and to put on a brave face in public."

Little Mix are currently promoting their latest album in the US and when asked by E! News how she was doing after the split, she simply responded "I'm good, thanks" before her bandmates intervened.

Just three weeks ago, Perrie was sharing loved-up snaps of them and the break-up is said to have blindsided her.

Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson of 'Little Mix' seen arriving at the BBC Radio 1 Studios on July 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson of 'Little Mix' seen arriving at the BBC Radio 1 Studios on July 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)

The pair's love was tested when Malik was pictured with blonde Lauren Richardson, 26, shortly before he quit One Direction.

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Photographs emerged in March of community sports officer Ms Richardson holding hands with the singer in Thailand, and he left the band later that month.

At the time, Malik tweeted: ''I'm 22 years old, I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous f***s in this world, I'm sorry for what it looks like.''

Love ma man!

A photo posted by Perrie Edwards (@perrieeele) on

Just last week, Malik said he will reveal the ''real me'' to fans, as he tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract.

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