This summer is claiming to be one heartbreak after another.
Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik ended his engagement to Perrie Edwards, after their plans to wed have been ongoing since 2013. In a recent Instagram on Wednesday taken by her Little Mix band member Jesy Nelson, Edwards was already spotted without her ring.
“She’s been putting on a brave face, as Little Mix have had promotion to do, but she’s obviously devastated,” a source told People.
Edwards, 22, stayed supportive when Malik, also 22, decided to depart from 1D earlier this year in March so that he could be with his family and Edwards, his former band member Liam Payne said in his May statement. He posted on Facebook about his decision to separate from the band: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined,” he wrote. “But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”
The news about his departure from the band happened just one day after Malik was spotted with a mystery blonde, who wasn’t Edwards. He denied the rumors by tweeting, “I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there’s a lot of jealous f—ks in the world I’m sorry for what it looks like x.”
Malik’s rep has yet to comment about the engagement being over.