Millions of hearts around the world have broken with the news that Zayn Malik has proposed to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards.
Zayn Malik is engaged to Perrie Edwards, it has been confirmed.
Yesterday the Little Mix singer sent the rumour mill into overdrive when she hit the red carpet with Zayn for the world premiere of One Direction movie This Is Us wearing a sparkler on her ring finger.
Now her mother has broken the hearts of countless boyband fans by confirming the 20-year-old hunk has asked the blonde-haired star to marry him.
"Yes it's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it was absolutely lovely. It's wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves him to pieces. It's perfect and they get on so well together and understand each other. It's just fabulous," Debbie Dufty told Real Radio.
Zayn and his One Direction bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne have been busy promoting their movie and their Take Me Home Tour.
The singer recently revealed he doesn't even have time to read while on tour, so spending downtime with Perrie was the perfect moment to propose.
“It was so romantic - Zayn popped the question over the weekend when they were alone together,” the insider told British newspaper The Mirror.
“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. 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.”
They were celebrating their one-year anniversary a few months ago with a short break in the romantic city of Paris, France when British magazine Heat reported that Zayn gave Perrie a Tiffany diamond ring.
The lovebirds supposedly made clear to friends that the jewellery didn't mean they were planning to tie the knot. Insiders told the publication that Zayn and Perrie insist it only means that they are fully committed to each other.
It is unknown whether the Paris ring is the same band Perrie donned at the This Is Us premiere.
Zayn was accused of being unfaithful at the beginning of the year but following the infidelity rumours Perrie publicly insisted she completely trusts her boyfriend.
She also spoke of how comfortable she is in her relationship.
"Things are all good. Zayn is my best friend and I've seen more of him since we finished our tour and but it's hard as One Direction have been on tour as well," she explained in March.
Earlier this summer TMZ reported that Zayn stepped into a tattoo parlour in Maryland, US, and inked a picture of Perrie on his right arm, memorialising his girl on his body forever.