Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards split: 8 Things we loved about them

Aug 5, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET
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Multiple reports are claiming that One Direction's Zayn Malik and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards have broken off their engagement.

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According to People magazine, two weeks ago Malik ended his relationship with his "devastated" fiancée of two years.

"She's been putting on a brave face, as Little Mix have had promotion to do, but she's obviously devastated," a source told the mag. "Perrie's being supported by her bandmates, but she's really in pieces about this."

We loved these two and, as the breakup reports swirl, we've taken a look back at all their best moments together.

1. They met on X Factor (UK)

Taking us right back to the very beginning: the couple met on X Factor (UK) in 2011, the year that Edwards and her girl group Little Mix won the eighth season of the competition. And, despite superstardom, their relationship began to blossom — proving that their love was more important than a 100 random hook-ups.

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2. They surprised everyone with their engagement

We were thrilled when the lovebirds got engaged rather unexpectedly in 2013. The former 1D star reportedly popped the question while enjoying some alone time with his girl. Perrie was first spotted wearing a massive sparkler while walking the red carpet at One Direction's This Is Us film premiere on Aug. 20, 2013.

3. They went on the best dates

They spent some wonderful times together, jetting off to tropical paradises, Disneyland and enjoying zoo dates. But the best part was that they always looked so happy and carefree when they were together.



4. Zayn told the world he loves Perrie

The couple were plagued with breakup and cheating rumours during the course of their relationship but one of the best moments was when Malik shut down all the cheating reports with an adorable tribute to his lady via Twitter.

"I'm 22 years old… I love a girl named Perrie Edwards," Zayn tweeted. "And there's a lot of jealous f***s in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x."

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5. They expanded their family

Malik and Edwards even shared pets together: an adorable puppy and a gorgeous, albeit rather grumpy-looking, cat.



6. They were silly together

The couple were not afraid to be silly together and Malik was even OK with his fiancée painting his nails —if that's not love…


7. They even have matching nose rings

Cutest couple, ever.


8. Zayn got a tattoo of Perrie on his arm

And Zayn is going to have a hard time forgetting Miss Edwards because he even has a portrait of her tattooed on his arm.

For all these reasons and more, we loved Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards together and we really thought they were going to withstand the test of time.

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