See how the couple's relationship evolved before they ended it in August 2015

One Direction’s Zayn Malik is first linked to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards in November 2011.

The pair are said to have hit it off while filming the video for The X Factor’s charity single Wishing On A Star.

Perrie denies that they’re dating the following month but they spark rumours of romance again in April 2012 when they go on a cinema date together.

Zayn and Perrie confirm their relationship in May when they share a passionate snog outside his home in London.

?We’re incredible, everything’s going great,’ he tells the Daily Mirror.

Perrie meets Zayn’s family three months later when she joins them to celebrate Muslim holiday Eid.

In August 2012 Zayn quits Twitter after Perez Hilton releases video footage allegedly showing him inviting a girl back to his hotel room. He later reinstates his page.

Later in the year Zayn and Perrie get a cute pet dog called Hatchi.

There are further allegations that Zayn’s been unfaithful to Perrie in January 2013 when Australian waitress Courtney Webb claims she slept with him at his London home.

Perrie gushes about her man in April and Zayn shows his love for his girl when he gets a caricature of her face tattooed on his arm in August 2013.

The loved-up couple hit the headlines when Perrie steps out wearing a huge diamond ring at the London premiere of 1D’s film One Direction: This Is Us. They later confirm that they’re engaged.

Fans continue to speculate about when Zayn and Perrie will get hitched but Perrie admits in April 2014 that they’re too busy to plan anything just yet.

The Little Mix star also confesses in June that she’s so comfortable around Zayn she’ll even fart in front of him.

‘I do it because I’m engaged – but if I wasn’t engaged, I’d be kind of f***ed!’ she tells Now.

Rumours that the pair have split continue to swirl as Perrie is seen numerous times without her engagement ring but insists she is ‘getting it cleaned’.

In March 2015 the world is left shocked as Zayn quits on direction and suggests he wants to focus on his relationship with Perrie. The pair enjoy a trip away together and looked more loved up than ever as they’re seen on numerous low-key dates in the UK.

At the end of July Zayn’s solo career has a big boost as he signs a record deal with RCA.

A week later Perrie is seen soaking up the sun in LA with her Little Mix girls and new breaks that Zayn has called off the engagement. A source said: ‘Perrie is absolutely devastated. Zayn called off the engagement two weeks ago, she’s so upset.’

Read on to find out more about Zayn and Perrie‘s love story…

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