Is the wedding off? Rumours of a split for Zayn and Perrie

Trouble in paradise?

One Direction star Zayn Malik has been engaged to Perrie Edwards since August 2013, and although the couple have always said their wedding will be a long way off, recent events suggest it might not happen at all.

Little Mix singer Perrie was spotted out and about in London yesterday with her ring finger looking unusually bare, for the second time in three days.

Perrie has rarely been spotted without the diamond-laden sparkler since getting engaged, making her choice to leave home without it all the more worrying.

The blonde singer attempted to hide her hand from photographers as she walked to her car in London yesterday. A spokesperson for Perrie says she is simply having the ring cleaned, but it's unclear whether this is true.

Zayn is currently on a break from One Direction's world tour but has remained quiet on social media and has not been spotted in public with Perrie of late. 

Before Christmas, Perrie spoke to reporters at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards about the couple's plans for a long engagement, saying they were in no hurry to get married. "I don’t want to rush it – I want to take my time and make sure it’s perfect," she said. "We need time.”

We hope the pair can get their plans back on track soon!