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Former One Direction star broken off engagement?

Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik - reports engagement is off Credit: PA

Perrie Edwards said she is "heartbroken" after splitting from her former One Direction fiance Zayn Malik who is from Bradford.

The Little Mix star thanked her family, friends and fans for helping her through what she described as "a hard time".

While not referring directly to having broken up with Malik, Edwards posted two tweets online to tell of her heartbreak.

The pop star duo, both 22, got engaged in 2013 but had never publicly announced a wedding date.

Reports that they had called time on their relationship emerged yesterday.

Louis Tomlinson confirms he's going to be a dad

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson Credit: Press Association

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has confirmed he's going to be a dad.

Speaking on Good Morning America today, the star from Doncaster said it is a 'very exciting time', confirming for the first time that he is expecting his first child, with stylist Briana Jungwirth.

He appeared alongside his bandmates, who acknowledged that life is 'different' since former member Zayn Malik decided to leave the group, but that things are still going 'great.'

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Newspaper reports: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson 'to be a dad'

Credit: PA

Louis Tomlinson is reportedly expecting a child with a Los Angeles-based stylist following a brief relationship. According to reports in both the People Magazine and The Sun, the 23-year-old One Direction star from Doncaster is set to become a parent with his close friend Briana Jungwirth.

A mutual friend of the pair insists that while Louis and the stylist aren't in a relationship, the singer will be a 'hands-on dad' when their baby arrives early next year.

Meanwhile a publicist representing the singer has refused to comment on the newspaper claims that he is to become a father. Asked by ITV News to respond to the claims, a representative said: "No comment". The band are currently touring the United States and are due to play in Seattle tomorrow. If true, it would make Tomlinson the first member of the band to become a father.

Louis Tomlinson sends message to Alton Towers victim

Louis supports injured fan Leah

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson says his thoughts are with 17-year-old Leah Washington from Barnsley, who had to have her left leg amputated after last week's crash on the Smiler ride at Alton Towers.

Leah is a big 1D fan and had been due to see them at Capital's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium last Saturday.

Her friend, Sara Stuart took to twitter to try and get the band to visit her in hospital as she continues to recover from surgery. And Louis Tomlinson, who is from nearby Doncaster tweeted back.

New career for Zayn Malik in the kitchen?

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik could be cooking up a new career - after his fiancee Perrie Edwards revealed he is spending his free time in the kitchen.

The singer, who shocked the boyband's fans when he quit in March, got engaged to the Little Mix star two years ago.

Edwards told the Sun: "It's nice to see more of him now. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, he's a great chef."

She also revealed her career - the band have a new single out - is getting in the way of the pair tying the knot.

She said: "Me and Zayn want it to be perfect, so as soon as I have a bit of time, we'll plan it. I doubt it will be this summer."

Malik flew home from the boyband's world tour with "stress" before suddenly quitting the group, saying he wanted to be a "normal 22-year-old."

One Direction have insisted they will go on without Malik and fans will get the chance to see the four-piece perform at Capital's Summertime Ball in London's Wembley Stadium next month.

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Zayn Malik thanks fans for support after quitting band

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has thanked his fans for their support following his decision to leave the band.

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik thanks fans for support Credit: Press Association

The singer, 22, returned to the public eye last week at the Annual Asian Awards, where he showed off a new shaved hairdo.

Malik has been quiet on Twitter ever since he declared his love for fiancee Perrie Edwards, after pictures emerged of him apparently close to another woman.

He flew home from the boyband's world tour with "stress" before suddenly quitting the group, saying that he wants to be a "normal 22-year-old".<

At the Annual Asian Awards, which Malik attended with his mother, the star paid tribute to his former bandmates, calling them "four of the best guys that ever met".

"Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life," he said.

One Direction mania hits the Keepmoat Stadium

One Direction fans were out in force in Doncaster where after getting wind that one of their idols was in town.

Louis Tomlinson took time out of his schedule to take part in a legends game for Doncaster Rovers' veteran James Coppinger

The singer posed for photographs and talked with fans who had camped overnight to secure their place at the front of the cordon:

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