Zayn Malik of One Direction engaged to Perrie Edwards - see her ring!
It's official -- Zayn Malik of the popular English and Irish boy band One Direction is engaged.
The singer is set to marry girlfriend Perrie Edwards of the girl pop group Little Mix. The news was confirmed by Edwards' brother and mother and a rep for One Direction, who told MTV News: "Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private."
Both are 20 years old. Malik is the first singer out of the five members of his group to get engaged.
Edwards was seen wearing what appeared to be a diamond ring on her ring finger at the premiere of her boyfriend's pop band's documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" in London on Tuesday night.
Right, My sister and Zayn ARE Engaged! It's true! You seen the ring on the finger and all that Jazz! CONGRATS!!!" Edwards' brother, Jonnie, said on Twitter on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
His tweet has been retweeted 25,200 times, as of Wednesday morning.
The UK newspaper The Dorset Echo quoted Perrie's mother, Debbie Dufty, as saying, regarding the engagement news: "It's official. I'm over the moon. They are really in love."
Dufty also told the UK radio station Real Radio on Wednesday: "It's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely."
No wedding date has been announced. Malik and Perrie began dating in 2011 after meeting during a taping of season 8 of the UK version of Simon Cowell's singing competition series "The X Factor," which Little Mix won, MTV reported. Both One Direction and Little Mix are signed to Cowell's record company, Syco Music. He also attended Tuesday night's premiere - see PHOTOS from the event.