Too many of you have asked for coverage of One Direction’s Zayn Malik and his engagement to someone named Perrie Edwards of something called “Little Mix”. I can honestly say that I know nothing about them. Or, should I say, I knew nothing about them before today, because I actually had to do some background research on this crap. About a week ago (I guess?), Zayn and Perrie announced their engagement – he’s 20 years old. She’s 20 years old. They’re both in the music industry and he’s one of the most loved teeny-bopper types out there. They’ve been together since December 2011, although their relationship seems to have been off-and-on (there was one big breakup last year).
But sure, they are 20 years old and engaged. He gave her a small engagement ring and they both seem very happy. It will never last, of course, because they are 20 years old and in the music industry, but it’s cute to see them try to take the next step. So will they actually try to make it down the aisle, or will this be some extended engagement? When asked about on GMA on Tuesday, Zayn admitted that they don’t have a wedding date: “I’m not sure myself yet [when we'll get married]” and the rest of 1D said that they’re all super-busy. Which is also fine. However, sources say that Zayn wants a traditional Muslim wedding and a Christian wedding. For real?
One Direction‘s Zayn Malik and fiancee Perrie Edwards are head over heels for each other and have reportedly started planning their wedding, however, no date has officially been set — yet! A report says that the fun-loving, engaged couple will have a Muslim wedding complete with Muslim music and flowers.
“Perrie and Zayn are insanely happy, and their relationship’s even stronger because they get on with each other so well. With that in mind, as well as looking into a church wedding, the pair are also discussing having a traditional Islamic ceremony, because Zayn’s family are Muslim,” a source tells Look magazine.
It sounds like the couple is being totally respectful of both of their faiths! We couldn’t be happier for them.
Perrie is also reportedly considering a ceremony, which would combine both of their religions. She will allegedly make plans to speak with a Muslim officiant and a priest, the source says. Perrie loves the idea of walking down the aisle to traditional Muslim music and incorporating flowers blessed with rosewater, which is a large part of an Islamic wedding. Sounds lovely!
I’m not trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, but I think the fact that he wants a traditional Islamic wedding and she wants a Christian wedding is probably a bad sign. This is a fight they will be having for the rest of their lives (if they stay together longer than one more year). First it’s how many weddings they should have, then it’s who should quit working (and it won’t be Zayn) and then it will be which religion to raise their children. I’m not saying that interfaith relationships/marriages can’t work. I’m not saying that AT ALL. I am the product of an interfaith marriage, and many interfaith marriages are just fine. I’m saying that a 20-year-old man who identifies as a traditional Muslim, who also is in a wildly successful boy-band, will not be able to make it work with a young Christian singer who wants a church wedding. This is a case-specific situation where I just don’t see how they could make it work for any length of time.
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