Edwards' mother said the following to the UK's Real Radio: "Yes, it is. It's true. They got engaged on Sunday and it was absolutely lovely," she said. "It's wonderful because Zayn is absolutely gorgeous and Perrie loves him to pieces, so it's just perfect. They just get on so well together and they understand each other, so it's just fabulous."
The couple began dating in 2011, after they met backstage at the eighth season of the British "X Factor." The show worked out pretty well for Edwards -- not only did she meet Mailk, but her career jump-started when Little Mix emerged victorious.
Two months ago, Mailk showed off a large "cartoon style" tattoo of Edwards located on his right arm.