One Direction's Zayn Malik finally made his private Instagram account public earlier this week, and in doing so, he made headline news (of course).
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Not only did the hashtag #THANKSZAYNFORMAKINGYOURIGPUBLIC go viral, some of his photos unleashed a hailstorm of speculation about whether or not he already married his fiancée, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
In one of the now-public pictures, seen above, what looks like a wedding band is visible on his left ring finger. His pose and caption (a simple "Blah") are so nonchalant, that many fans thought the photo was a subtle marriage announcement. Adding fuel to the fire is a previously-unseen photo from February (see below), in which Zayn is also wearing the significant piece of jewelry. But, it turns out, the ring has a different meaning than everyone assumed.
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"Perrie and Zayn are not married. The picture shows his engagement ring," Zayn's spokesperson tells Mail Online.
Who knew that the star was the type of guy to wear a "mangagement" ring? Whether it's truly one, more of a promise ring, or a Johnny Depp-type situation, it's adorable that the heartthrob is so publicly devoted to his longtime girlfriend.
Perrie, for her part, recently revealed that she feels ready to get married after a six month-long engagement. "We're young, but I think when you know, you know," Mail Online reports. "We've been together for a while now, so it is nice."
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