Zayn Malik, just months after leaving One Direction to focus on his personal life, has broken off his engagement to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards Split

Though neither Malik nor Edwards has released any kind of a statement on their reported split, multiple sources are saying that the relationship is over and that it was Malik who pulled the plug on their engagement. Apparently, the former One Direction singer broke up with Edwards two weeks ago, leaving Edwards devastated.

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

Throughout Malik and Edwards’ engagement, they were plagued by cheating rumors. Now that they’ve called it quits, Edwards’ friends are said to be relieved.

“She’s so lovely and she put up with so much,” an insider told Us Weekly. “Her close friends are totally relieved it’s over so now she can move on.”

Malik was “flip-flopping from wanting one thing to the other,” the insider added. “He’s sure showing the real him now. He can be such a great, caring guy, but right now, he’s losing all the good people around him who have been with him a long time and supported him from the beginning.”

Malik and Edwards, who met while competing on UK’s X Factor in 2011, went public with their romance in April 2012. They announced their engagement in August 2013.

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