Pioneer of modern-day boy band hair Zayn Malik of One Direction is getting married. It’s a musical union of sorts too—he’s engaged to British girl group Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
For those who need a contextual reference point, this would be like if A.J. McLean from the Backstreet Boys got engaged to Mel C of the Spice Girls.
The couple set off wedding rumors only about 24 hours ago when Perrie showed up a the red carpet premiere of the 1D concert-documentary, One Direction: This Is Us, in London sporting a huge diamond on her ring finger.
Zayn, on the other hand (or make that arm, rather), recently got a tattoo of his fiancée, in case you were ever doubting how serious he was about her.
The couple hasn't confirmed the news yet, but someone very close to the pair has: Perrie’s mother Debbie (oh, so excited, mom-we-don’t-want-you-to-tell-anyone-yet Debbie).
“It’s official,” Perrie’s mother told the Dorset Echo newspaper. “I’m over the moon. They are really in love.”
She later explained that Perrie didn’t want to make mention of it at the premiere, so as not to steal the spotlight from Zayn's band’s big movie debut.
“It’s wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous,” Debbie added in a radio interview. “It’s true they got engaged on Sunday and it’s absolutely lovely. Perrie loves him to pieces and it's perfect. They get on so well together and understand each other. It's just fabulous."
Perrie and Zayn have been dating for two years.