Little Mix attended the premiere of One Direction's film 'This Is Us' last night. Tyneside's Perrie Edwards, girlfriend of Zayn Malik, was pictured on the red carpet wearing a ring on her engagement finger.
Jade Thirlwall, also from South Tyneside, tweeted saying the couple are not engaged and that the ring is a symbol of commitment.
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