One Direction fans, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because Zayn Malik is not married … yet.
After posting a photo of himself wearing what appears to be a wedding ring on his newly public Instagram account on Tuesday, some Directioners were convinced that he had secretly tied the knot with his fiancée, Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards.
But a spokesperson for Zayn shot down those rumors, telling the Daily Mail that, “Perrie and Zayn are not married. The picture shows his engagement ring.”
The cute couple, who have been together since 2011, became engaged last year and recently celebrated Perrie’s 21st birthday with a carnival-themed party, which was reportedly planned by her 1D fiancé.
Zayn is gearing up to kick off the North American leg of One Direction’s Where We Are Tour next month, and Perrie is busy working with Little Mix working on their third album, but for now they’re enjoying their time being engaged. Zayn is even helping with the wedding planning, whether he likes it or not.
“Well, [Zayn] tried to get out of it. He said, ‘You know what? The wedding, it’s all about the lady.’ He went, ‘Honestly, it’s your day. You’re the princess. You go all out and then just let me know what you want,’ ” Perrie told MTV News. “I went, ‘You’re not getting out of it that easy, love.’ I went, ‘You’re planning it with us, thank you very much.’ He thought he was clever, but no, I’m one step ahead.”