Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards call off their engagement

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards have called off their engagement.

A representative for Malik confirmed that the couple, both 22, had ended their relationship but wouldn't give out any more details.

They'd been together since 2012 shortly after Little Mix won The X Factor.

Perrie recently told Newsbeat she was looking forward to her wedding day more than her honeymoon because "it's where we say we're going to be together forever".

She was asked about the break-up on US TV channel E! and said she was "good, thank you".

But bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock told the interviewer they didn't really want to talk about it.

Perrie Edwards

Perrie wasn't wearing her diamond ring in a bikini snap shared on Instagram by her bandmate Jesy Nelson on Monday.

Zayn Malik left One Direction earlier this year after some newspapers reported he'd cheated on his fiancé.

Photos emerged of him holding hands with 26-year-old Lauren Richardson in Thailand.

He tweeted explaining his love for Perrie the day before leaving the On the Road Again world tour to return to the UK.

Perrie uploaded a photo of her and Zayn three weeks ago with the caption 'Love ma man!'

It was shortly after Zayn uploaded a photo of them celebrating Perrie's 22nd birthday.

Little Mix are on tour in America at the moment on a promotional tour.

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