Former One Direction member Zayn Malik splits with fiancee of two years

Zayn Malik has called off his engagement to Perrie Edwards.
Zayn Malik has called off his engagement to Perrie Edwards. PHOTO: ZAYN MALIK/INSTAGRAM

Having broken the collective hearts of One Direction fans after severing ties with the band in March, Zayn Malik has done it again.

The 22-year-old has reportedly called off his engagement with fiancee Perrie Edwards, leaving her "devastated and torn up".

A representative for Malik confirmed the news with US Weekly, with sources saying that he "just wanted to move on and start over in all ways".

Malik, who initiated the breakup a few weeks ago, got engaged to the Little Mix singer, also 22, in August 2013.

 

The pair first met on the set of reality show The X Factor in 2011 and became a couple in May the following year.

Malik had left One Direction after five years, citing stress and the wish to "lead a normal life".

He signed a record deal with RCA last month to pursue a solo career.