Zayn Malik and his fiancée Perrie Edwards have ended their engagement after just two years.
According to new reports, the former One Direction band member initiated the split two weeks ago, and told the Little Mix singer that they were done.
Zayn Malik, 22, and Perrie Edwards, 22, got engaged in August 2013.
Perrie Edwards stood by her fiancé earlier this year when he announced his shocking exit from One Direction. His dedication to the relationship, at the time, was cited as a contributing factor in his departure.
Earlier this year, Zayn Malik, who also has a very large tattoo of Perrie Edwards’ face on his upper arm, was accused of cheating on his fiancée.
At the time, Zayn Malik vehemently denied the rumors, tweeting: “I’m 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards.”
Zayn Malik admits he has “let the fans down” by leaving One Direction.
The 22-year-old singer announced he was quitting the band on March 25.
In an interview with The Sun just hours after announcing he was leaving the band, Zayn Malik said: “I can’t do this anymore.”
Zayn Malik admitted his decision was “crazy and wild and a bit mad”.
“But I’ve never felt more in control in my life. I feel like I’m doing what’s right, right by myself and right by the boys.”
He denied there were any rifts between the band members, saying those claims “couldn’t be more wrong”.
Zayn Malik also confessed he had wanted out of the band for some time.
He said: “You know, I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people.
“Basically, I’m only upset [because] I feel like I may have let them down.
“It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them [the fans] or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”
Zayn Malik also dismissed rumors it was the beginning of the end for the band, who were put together on The X Factor in 2010.
He refused to comment on speculation he could return in the future.
Zayn Malik quit the globally-successful pop group a week after walking away from their world tour due to “stress”.
It came after he was pictured with his arm around a blonde girl in Thailand, prompting speculation he had cheated on his fiancée, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
Immediately after the announcement Zayn Malik flew back to the UK, and wrote on Twitter: “I’m 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there’s a lot of jealous [people] in this world. I’m sorry for what it looks like.”
Announcing he was leaving One Direction for good on March 25, Zayn Malik said: “After five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band.”
In the interview with The Sun, Zayn Malik said his two-year engagement to Perrie Edwards had not been broken off.
He described Perrie Edwards as “a good girl” who was “supportive” of his decision.
Meanwhile, Zayn Malik has reportedly visited a west London recording studio to work on solo material with Naughty Boy; who helped launch the careers of Emeli Sande and Sam Smith.
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