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 has announced he signed a solo record deal with RCA Records months after leaving One Direction.
Zayn Malik, who quit earlier this year saying he wanted to be a “normal 22-year-old”, posted a picture of himself signing a contract with RCA Records.
The former One Direction singer tweeted: “I guess I never explained why I left, it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am! #realmusic #RCA !!”
In a later tweet Zayn Malik wrote: “#REALME”.
Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Justin Timberlake and A$AP Rocky are among the acts signed to the label, which is part of Sony Music.
Simon Cowell, who signed One Direction to his label Syco, congratulated Zayn Malik on his new deal.
He tweeted: “We have been working on this for a while and I am pleased to say congratulations to Zayn Malik on signing with RCA Records.
“I believe they are the perfect label for Zayn Malik’s solo career and I am sure whatever they release together will be special.”
Frank Ocean’s producer Malay recently revealed that he had been working with Zayn Malik.
Posting a picture of Zayn Malik with his daughter he wrote: “Benefits of the job. My daughter gets to meet my co-workers, one [of] who happens to be one of her favorites what an amazing soul #zaynmalik.”
Since leaving One Direction, Zayn Malik has also spent time in the studio with Naughty Boy.
The producer, whose real name is Shahid Khan, put a track online featuring Zayn Malik singing over an acoustic guitar after he quit One Direction.
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.
One Direction band was the big winner at the 20th annual MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow taking the awards for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans.
The boys were not at the ceremony to collect the award in person but thanked their fans in video clips.
Other stars winning multiple awards included Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and Katy Perry, who was also absent from the event.
The event was held at the Hydro arena in Glasgow on November 9.
Anaconda singer Nicki Minaj hosted the awards, as well as performing a medley of some of her biggest hits.
Other performers included U2, Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood and Kiesza, who performed a large part of her set from inside a glittery red phone box.
Alicia Keys was among artists performing at the O2 Academy in Glasgow as part of an outside broadcast. Her performance was shown live on TV screens around the Hydro.
Speaking ahead of the show James Currell, chief operating officer for Viacom International Media, who produce the show, said he hoped this year’s awards could reach even more viewers than in the previous year.
One Direction band was the big winner at the 20th annual MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow taking the awards for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans
He said: “Tonight millions of viewers from across the world will see us from Glasgow on our 60 MTV channels and our 200 MTV digital properties.
“Last year we had 55 million people see the event. Could we do more tonight? Let’s keep our fingers crossed.”
Organizers revealed that 6,213 miles of cable had been installed to power the event, and a wiggery has been installed backstage to accommodate 500 wigs and 300 hairpieces.
Twenty two hairdressers and 40 make-up artists will assist the acts while 80 costumes have also been prepared.
The dressing rooms contain a number of treats, including a limited edition 10-year-old Highland single malt whisky from Glengoyne.
Meanwhile, each presenter and performer will be given presents including diamond and crystal jewellery, and SpongeBob SquarePants socks.
One Direction band is accused of plagiarism over the video for their latest single You & I.
Australian production company Oh Yeah Wow claims One Direction’s You & I clip is copied from a video it shot for Clubfeet’s Everything You Wanted.
A statement on Oh Yeah Wow’s reads: “It seems that the chaps of One Direction have taken it upon themselves to regurgitate our original concept.
“Don’t get us wrong, we here at Oh Yeah Wow are big One Direction fans.”
Referring to differences between the former X Factor group’s video and their own, it adds: “Yes 1d fans, we are aware ours doesn’t have the creepy facial morph stuff.”
Australian production company Oh Yeah Wow claims One Direction’s You & I clip is copied from a video it shot for Clubfeet’s Everything You Wanted
The post goes on to explain that the production company is not against inspiration helping what it calls “creative evolution”, but says “plagiarism and copycatting is becoming increasingly common and acceptable”.
It adds: “Considering the sleep deprivation one must endure to create an original piece with practically no budget, you can start to understand the annoyance we might feel when some affluent young bucks and a director devoid of creativity, decide to effectively steal (and subsequently dilute) our idea.”
The post then provides the Twitter handles of the band and the video’s director and encourages readers to post the message on social media using #nodirection.
Last year, Uncut published a statement from The Who guitarist Pete Townshend denying rumors that he was taking action over the similarity between his band’s Baba O’Riley and One Direction’s Best Song Ever.
One Direction’s Liam Payne lashed out at some journalists and bloggers over the weekend, calling them “bastards” for twisting a friendly tweet he sent to Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson into Phil Robertson anti-gay scandal.
Liam Payne tweeted Willie Robertson in praise of his “family values” and to inform him he was a fan of his business prowess and of the Duck Dynasty reality show
The dustup began when Liam Payne tweeted Willie Robertson in praise of his “family values” and to inform him he was a fan of his business prowess and of the Duck Dynasty reality show, prompting some to presume the pop star was endorsing dad Phil Robertson’sfamous anti-gay view.
Boyband One Direction has decided to capitalize on their female fans’ adulation by launching a cosmetics range in collaboration with high street beauty brand MUA.
One Direction has unveiled the “Little Things” beauty range, which will sell for pocket money prices.
One Direction has decided to capitalize on their female fans’ adulation by launching a cosmetics range in collaboration with high street beauty brand MUA
The range includes lipsticks, lip gloss, cheek tints and nail polish.
The Lip Polish products come in a different color and flavor for every band member and are available in Harry loves Strawberry, Zayn loves Watermelon, Louis loves Vanilla, Niall loves Cherry and Liam loves Blueberry.
Meanwhile, the “Kiss You” Lipstick range is named after their songs, with shades that include “Be Mine”, “Moments”, “I Wish”, “Rock Me” and “I Want”.
Last but not least, the boys have each put their face to a different shade of nail polish, with Harry Styles plumping for hot pink and Liam Payne choosing emerald green.
Lipsticks and lip polishes come decorated with autographs, while polish bottles come with plectrum charms featuring photographs of One Direction band members.
Fans have been tweeting about the range, and despite some initial skepticism, the reception has been generally warm.
One Direction star Harry Styles’ latest on stage incident saw him nearly set himself on fire during the band’s second Chicago show.
The near-miss occurred when Harry Styles walked into a flaming pyrotechnic on the stage.
But luckily for Harry Styles, his bandmate Zayn Malik was there to warn and stop the 19-year old from singeing off his famous floppy hair.
The would-be accident occurred during the group’s performance of Teenage Dirtbag – the same song that saw Harry Styles running off stage to be sick a week earlier in Detroit.
The song went off with out a hitch, with a much more energetic Harry Styles running around the stage and waving at fans.
Harry Styles’ latest on stage incident saw him nearly set himself on fire during the band’s second Chicago show
But as the pop song came to a close, the teenager picked up a white towel and wrapped it round his head as he made his way towards the side of the stage, and the impressive flame.
And conscious of the danger that lay in Harry Styles’, Zayn Malik, 20, attempted to make his friend aware of the fact he was heading towards a fiery ending.
Calling out and pointing didn’t work thanks to the raucous cheers of the thousands of fans watching the show, so Bradford boy Zayn Malik ran towards Harry Styles and pulled him back just seconds before he set himself alight.
Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne watched as their brave bandmate saved Harry Styles from a life-threatening injury, and seemed to chuckle at their mate’s clumsy behavior.
One Direction have 15 more U.S. dates on their Take Me Home world tour before flying to Australia, so hopefully Harry Styles will survive before they head Down Under.