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Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards End Engagement: She’s ‘Devastated’

Tue, August 4, 2015 12:38pm EDT by 19 Comments

OH NO! Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards have ended their engagement after three years together, and she’s completely devastated over the split. So sad.

Zayn Malik’s professional career is thriving, but his personal life is slowly falling apart. The former One Direction boy bander has ended his engagement to Perrie Edwards, 21, according to People and sources.

The mag reports that Zayn ended the relationship two weeks ago, and his ex-ladylove is totally distraught. “She’s been putting on a brave face as Little Mix have had promotion to do, but she’s obviously devastated,” a source said. “Perrie’s being supported by her bandmates, but she’s really in pieces about this.”

“Yes, it’s true. Zayn and Perrie have called off their engagement and split,” an insider confirmed to Zayn and Perrie began dating in early 2012, and he popped the question less than two years later in 2013. Things seemed to have been going well between the two, and just over a month ago, Perrie was even gushing about her plans to have a baby with the singer by the time she was 24. That’s less than three years from now, if you were counting!

And just over three weeks ago, on July 11, Perrie posted a photo with her ex-man on Instagram with the caption, “Love ma man!” with a kissing lips emoji. Considering People‘s reporting that Zayn ended things two weeks ago, it definitely seems like Perrie really didn’t see this one coming. We’re definitely feeling for her during this difficult time!

The sad break up news comes less than a week after it was revealed Zayn had signed a recording contract as a solo artist with RCA Records. Maybe he simply got too busy with his career, and that took a toll on the relationship? And, keep in mind, it’s not only the 22-year-old who’s been busy with work — back in May, Perrie admitted to putting wedding planning on hold for her band, Little Mix.

“I don’t know when the wedding will be,” she admitted to The Sun. “We’re still planning it but I’m so busy with Little Mix now, Black Magic is coming out. Me and Zayn want it to be perfect, so as soon as I have a bit of time, we’ll plan it. I doubt it will be this summer — but I’ll let you know.” Eek, apparently not anymore!

Zayn Malik Previously Denied Cheating On Perrie Edwards

Zayn and Perrie have gone through a lot in their relationship — face it, Directioners don’t make it easy for their guys to lead private relationships — and in March, just before Zayn left 1D, it was even rumored that he’d cheated on his then-fiance. Photos surfaced of the 22-year-old holding hands with a blonde girl in Thailand, and the PDA pics had EVERYONE talking. But Zayn quickly took to Twitter to deny the rumors.

“I’m 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there’s a lot of jealous f–ks in this world I’m sorry for what it looks like x,” he wrote. Just one day later, Zayn announced he was leaving One Direction’s tour, and on March 25, he officially exited the group.

HollywoodLifers: How do you feel about Perrie and Zayn’s split? Are you totally devastated, or do you think this is what’s best?

— Alyssa Norwin