One Direction's Zayn Malik is engaged!
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LONDON -- One Direction singer Zayn Malik will be headed in a new direction soon -- down the aisle!
While walking the red carpet for Tuesday night's London premiere of the boy band's film, ‘This Is Us,’ Zayn's girlfriend, singer Perrie Edwards of girl group Little Mix, set tongues wagging when she was spotted sporting a "huge" diamond ring on her ring finger. Hours after the event, the group's rep confirmed that the couple is engaged, People magazine reports. The pair has been together since 2011.
London's Mirror says Edwards' mother, Debbie Duffy, confirmed the news during a radio interview this week, saying, "It's wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous. It's true they got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely."
Of the actual engagement, an unidentified source told 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 of [Perrie's] bandmates [are] really excited for her, as the rest of One Direction are for Zayn.”
Zayn, 20, has already taken one step to make the relationship more permanent. He has a tattoo of the blonde singer, who is also 20, on his arm.
"She loved it, she thinks it's good," the Mirror reports Zayn said of the ink. "It's a good sign. She was shocked at first but loves it now. She thinks I'm crazy, like everyone else does. To be fair, I am a little bit crazy ... I'm happy to be labeled the crazy one of the group."
"One Direction: This Is Us" will be in U.S. theaters Aug. 30.