LAST UPDATED: 21 August 2013 at 14.57pm

It's official! One Direction's Zayn Malik and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards are engaged! The happy news was confirmed by Perrie's mother, Debbie, who, speaking in a radio interview, said:

"It's true they got engaged on Sunday and it's absolutely lovely."

"Perrie loves him to pieces and it's perfect," she continued. "They get on so well together and understand each other. It's just fabulous."

So, finally, our first X Factor wedding - we're sure even Simon Cowell couldn't have seen this one coming!

FIRST PUBLISHED: 21 August 2013 at 11.34am

It looks like there's only One Direction Zayn Malik and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards' relationship is going in - and that seems to be to the altar!

Perrie Edwards fuelled rumours of her engagement to 1D's Zayn Malik after appearing at the One Direction: This Is Us film premiere in London wearing a beautiful diamond ring on her engagement finger.


According to reports, the 20-year-old couple, who officially started dating in April last year after meeting on the X Factor in December 2011, became engaged after Zayn proposed to Perrie at the weekend.

A source told The Sun newspaper: Zayn got down on one knee and presented Perrie with the ring. She couldn't believe it.

'It's a shock to everyone.'


However, according to today, fans have dismissed the diamond band as a one-year anniversary ring bought from Tiffany & Co. while the lovebirds were in Paris earlier this year.

Whether it's an engagement or anniversary ring, one thing's for sure, it's certainly a sparkler with the X Factor!