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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.