One Direction pin-up Zayn Malik has confirmed reports he is set to wed girlfriend Perrie Edwards.

Rumours about the engagement began to swirl on Tuesday (20Aug13) when the Little Mix star turned up to the One Direction tour movie premiere in London sporting a large diamond ring on her wedding finger.

Insiders told media outlets in Britain that Malik had asked Edwards to marry him at the weekend, and her mother Debbie Dufty confirmed the news during a chat with Real Radio North East in England on Wednesday (21Aug13).

She said, "It's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it was absolutely lovely. It's wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves him to pieces. It's just perfect. They just get on so well and they understand each other so it's just fabulous."

And now Malik has broken his silence about the engagement during a radio chat to promote his new film.

Asked about his wedding plans, he simply said, "We're really happy. Yeah, it's cool."