Zayn Malik has denied he has tied the knot after reports that he'd already married Perrie Edwards.

The speculation began after the One Direction singer posted a black and white topless snap of himself on Instagram, captioned "Blah" and wearing what appeared to be a wedding band on his ring finger.

Heartthrob Zayn, 21, sent his fans into meltdown after making his Instagram account, which had been previously been private, public.

But a spokesman for the singer told Mail Online: "Perrie and Zayn are not married. The picture shows his engagement ring."

The pop stars got engaged last summer, with Zayn proposing to the Little Mix singer.

Perrie, 21, has previously said of accepting Zayn's proposal: "It was a no-brainer! I think you know yourself when the time's right and when you're with the right person."

She has insisted she isn't worried about being too young for marriage, saying: "I'm not a typical girl that's partying all the time. I just want to be with someone and let that be it."