Zayn Malik Calls Off Engagement to Perrie Edwards

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
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Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards have reportedly called off their engagement, further proving that the powers that be have officially deemed September 2015 open season on all your favorite celebrity couples.

PEOPLE says Zayn was the one to ultimately pull the plug on their three-year relationship. And according to context clues sprinkled throughout the article, Zayn didn’t even have the guts to do it in person — he merely “contacted” her. And although they’re both currently in Los Angeles, they reportedly have yet to see each other. Ouch.

A source told the site, “[Perrie]’s been putting on a brave face as Little Mix have had promotion to do, because she’s obviously devastated.”

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The breakup comes as a surprise to anyone who’s followed the escalating trajectory of Zerrie’s relationship over the past few years. The couple first got together back in 2012 and were engaged by August 2013, amid a slew of cheating scandals involving Zayn. Truthfully, their entire relationship has been rife with scandal practically since its inception. Zayn’s been accused of infidelity numerous times, and each time his public demonstrations of affection toward Perrie grew more outlandish until ultimately culminating in what seemed like a rushed engagement.

News of the couple’s breakup comes on the heels of a slew of other high-profile Hollywood couples also dissolving their relationships this summer. Within the past few weeks, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have called off their nine-year relationship, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner ended their 10-year marriage, Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock dissolved their 26-year marriage and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale called it quits after 13 years of marriage just last night.