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).
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.
"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."