Shippers of Zerrie, rejoice — Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards are engaged! Yes, after celebrating their one-year anniversary earlier this year, the One Direction lad and Little Mix chick are set to tie the knot.
Rumors of the pending nuptials spread when Perrie showed up on the One Direction: This Is Us world premiere red carpet sporting a new diamond ring on her ring finger. This news was soon confirmed by Perrie's mother, Deborah. She tells Real Radio (via Digital Spy), "Yes, it's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely. It's wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves him to pieces. It's just perfect and they get on so well together."
Adding to the congratulatory messages, Perrie's brother, Jonnie, says, "Right, My sister and Zayn ARE Engaged! It's true! You seen the ring on the finger and all that Jazz! CONGRATS!!!"
Just months ago, fellow girl group member, Jesy Nelson, said wedding bells were in the near future for Zerrie. At the time, she said, "Perrie will be the first of us to get engaged. Zayn definitely seems like the kind of person who's gonna ask her to marry him soon. He's an early bloomer. I'm getting my hat already. They're just like a married couple anyway. They've got a dog and they literally dress in the same clothes."
Further proving his devotion, the 20-year-old heartthrob recently inked himself with a picture of his love's face. Though it came as a shock to Directioners, Perrie gushed, "It must be love to be honest. When I'm away from him, I guess he can just take a look at his arm and remind him of me. So it's a lovely compliment really. I love it, it's lovely."
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SIDE NOTE: Remember when Zayn Malik saved Harry Styles from a fire?