Zayn Malik is ready for a fresh start. It has been revealed that on the same day he announced he was quitting One Direction, Zayn and his fiancée Perrie Edwards were spotted house-hunting together in Hertfordshire.
The couple, who announced their engagement in August 2013, viewed a seven-bedroom mock-Tudor mansion in Welwyn, worth a reported £2million, according to the Mirror. The gated property – just 30 minutes from London - is said to have five bathrooms, four reception rooms, a gym and games room and four acres of land.
Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards are on the search for a new home
Friends are also saying that the pair are planning to bring their wedding forward – and could possibly tie the knot this spring.
"When Zayn proposed to Perrie nearly two years ago it was so he could marry her," a source told the paper. "However, because of the touring and making the new album, the time simply wasn't going to be there in the foreseeable future.
"Now though, he wants to make that right and get married as soon as they can plan that day they have been dreaming of since Zayn asked Perrie to marry him back in 2013. Neither of them can wait now that they have the chance to do that."
Zayn and Perrie seem unshaken by recent media reports suggesting that he had been unfaithful, and looked "very much together" as they viewed the house.
Zayn Malik spoke last week about his decision to leave One Direction
Little Mix singer Perrie had been blamed by some devastated One Direction fans for Zayn's decision to leave the band last week. She was described on Twitter as the "Yoko One of 1D".
Zayn quashed those reports as he gave his first interview since quitting One Direction, stating he had "never felt more in control in my life".
"You know, I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people's happiness," the 22-year-old told the Sun.
"And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.
"I'm only upset (because) I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way. It's not that I've turned my back on them or anything, it's just that I just can't do that anymore because it's not real to me."