By Staff Reporter, Aug 21, 2013 12:01 PM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter/PerrieEdwards)
One Direction's Zayn Malik is engaged to his girlfriend Perrie Edwards. Rumors about a possible engagement began when Perrie Edwards was seen with a diamond ring at the "This Is Us" premiere. But now, finally, Perrie Edwards' mother, Deborah, confirmed the engagement on Real Radio. "Yes, it's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely. It's been wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves him to pieces. It's just perfect and they get on so well together. It's just fabulous," said Deborah. A confirmation tweet was sent out by John Edwards revealing that his sister and Zayn are engaged. According to reports, Zayn Malik even asked for permission before popping the question.
The first thing you should know about the couple is their dating history. Zayn Malik reportedly dated Perrie Edwards in 2011 after they met on the set of the "X Factor" where Perrie Edwards was a finalist with Little Mix, but they did not become an official couple until 2012. Their relationship faced some turbulent times when waitress Courtney Webb claimed earlier this year that she spent a night with Zayn at his London home. Those allegations are reportedly false and Zayn even got a tattooed version of Perrie on his arm to prove his dedication.
The second thing to know about the engagement is how it went down. Yes, Zayn Malik is said to have asked for permission, but he also got down on one knee and gave her the ring. And if you think you'll find tons of details about their engagement, then think again! A representative for Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards has confirmed that "Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private." This comes as no surprise as Perrie Edwards previously told Teen Vogue that the media coverage of her relationship is scary and an adjustment.
As for when the wedding will take place, Deborah revealed that it won't be until next year or the year after. Since both Zayn and Perrie are 20, they have all the time in the world to tie the knot. "I mean obviously they've got so much to do," Perrie's mom said. "They'll wait 'til 2014, 2015...One Direction are doing so much and Little Mix are the same, they're out of the country most the time doing their promotion for this, that and the other, so it's just unbelievable. But I think they will eventually get together and set the date."
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