‘The X Factor’ UK: One Direction’s Zayn Malik, Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards engaged!

The latest -Mrs. Carter: There’s love coming out now from the world of “The X Factor.”

Anyone who identifies themselves as a “Directioner” is probably well aware of the relationship that exists already between Zayn Malik of One Direction and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix. They’ve been together since last year, and even were linked for a little while before that following the girl group’s debut on the British version of the singing competition.

Now, the news is official that the two are getting married. Sources are confirming that Zayn and Perrie are now officially an engaged couple, even though there are still not a lot of details available about how he proposed or if they have started making any wedding plans yet. The two stepped out in public last night, with Perrie sporting a rather large diamond ring at a premiere for the One Direction “This Is Us” concert film that is hitting theaters around the globe.

While One Direction fans have had a pretty difficult go the past couple of weeks thanks to a documentary that presented many of them as obsessive and even at times frightening, the response online has by and large been very positive for the couple. There are always going to be a few people out there wanting to rain on their parade, but the majority of the fandom has sent nice messages to the couple; even the people who are sad about it are channeling it in a good way by including congratulations with their tweets of frowny-faces.

One Direction and Little Mix are two of the most-popular groups to ever come out of the Simon Cowell franchise, with the former being the most successful act in any form from “The X Factor.” The new season premieres on ITV on August 31, and it will be up to the show to see if they can find another group of people to produce a similar sort of success.

Photo: ITV

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