One Direction's Zayn Malik engaged to fellow British pop star Perrie Edwards
One Direction's Zayn Malik and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards in this photo from Instagram. The two have announced their engagement.
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:05AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:12PM EDT
LONDON -- One Direction has one less eligible bachelor.
Band member Zayn Malik is engaged to Perrie Edwards of the group Little Mix. They're both 20.
Edwards was spotted wearing a diamond ring Tuesday at One Direction film premiere "This Is Us" in London.
Edwards' mother, Debbie, confirmed Wednesday that her daughter and Malik were engaged. She told Real Radio: "It's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely."
Columbia Records confirmed in a statement that "Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private."
Like boy band One Direction, the all-female Little Mix formed on British TV talent show "The X Factor," winning the competition in 2011. One Direction placed third in 2010, but went on to top charts around the world.
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