Up until now, Zayn Malik has remained relatively tight-lipped about his engagement to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards. But on Friday (August 23), the One Direction heartthrob took to Twitter to open up to his Directioners about his “happy” news.
“Never been more happy in my life! Thank you to everyone that has been so lovely about my engagement to my beautiful fiancé!” Zayn wrote two days after his rep confirmed the engagement to MTV News. “Big love.”
Never been more happy in my life ! Thank you to everyone that has been so lovely about my engagement to my beautiful fiancé ! Big love z X
— zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) August 23, 2013
Just two days before the guys are slated to appear at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, 1D visited the “Today” show Friday morning, where Niall Horan tried to deflect talk about Zayn’s engagement, joking, “I’m pregnant. It’s exclusive to the ‘Today’ show.”
Malik and Edwards first sparked engagement rumors Wednesday after the Little Mix singer was spotted wearing some bling at the U.K. premiere of One Direction’s new 3-D flick, “One Direction: This Is Us.” The following day, he sat down with U.K. radio station Capital FM and called the engagement “cool.”
Malik has been busy making the rounds promoting “This Is Us,” which hits theaters August 30. Additionally, 1D is up for Best Song of the Summer for their single “Best Song Ever” at the VMAs. They are currently ahead in the competition, with Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” trailing behind.
Directioners can vote for the boy band with the hashtag #voteonedirection. The VMAs will go live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday. The pre-show kicks off 8 p.m. ET/PT followed by the main show at 9 p.m. ET/PT.