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 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.