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One Direction's Zayn Malik is engaged

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 5:58 PM EDT, Wed August 21, 2013
Zayn Malik attends a press conference for
Zayn Malik attends a press conference for "One Direction This Is Us'" at Big Sky Studios on Monday in London.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • One Direction's Zayn Malik got engaged on Sunday
  • His intended is a member of a British girl group
  • Her mother said Malik asked for her daughter's hand

(CNN) -- Singer Zayn Malik is heading in "One Direction" -- toward the altar.

One Direction member Malik is engaged to girlfriend and Little Mix member Perrie Edwards, a representative for their mutual label, Columbia Records, confirmed to CNN.

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"Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private," the rep said.

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Speculation about the pair heated up after Edwards appeared at the London premiere Tuesday of the One Direction documentary "This is Us" sporting a diamond sparkler on her left ring finger.

Edwards' mother, Debbie Dufty, told Real Radio that Malik was traditional and asked her for her daughter's hand in marriage. Dufty said she was thrilled after the pair got engaged on Sunday.

"It's wonderful because Zayn's absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves him to pieces and it's just perfect," she told the radio station. "They just get on so well together and they understand each other so it's just fabulous!"

Little Mix is a British girl group that formed in 2011 during season eight of the U.K.'s "The X Factor." They have been compared to The Spice Girls.

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