One Direction's Zayn Malik Sends Birthday Wishes To Girlfriend Perrie Edwards

10 July 2012, 14:25 | Updated: 10 July 2012, 14:49

The Little Mix star turns 19 today and has been receiving messages of congratulations.

One Direction's Zayn Malik has sent his girlfriend and Little Mix star Perrie Edwards a congratulations message to celebrate her birthday. 

The 'Cannonball' star turns 19 today (10th July) and has received messages on Twitter from both boyfriend Zayn and her Little Mix bandmates Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall.

"A very special happy birthday to my baby perrie! :D x mwah love you x," Zayn tweeted this afternoon, while Little Mix also posted: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY PERRIE! We love you lots n cannot wait to see u tomorrow :D love u jade, jesy n leighx #HappyBirthdayPerrie."

The newly turned 19 year-old, who rose to fame alongside her bandmates by winning the 2011 series of The X Factor, also tweeted last night about her birthday excitement.

She wrote last night (9th July): "It's my birthday tomorrow! Ahhhh :D I"m so excited, thank you for all the happy birthday messages and stuff! (: Love you all! Perrie x."

Perrie and Zayn officially confirmed they were in a relationship back in May after privately dating for several months, and Perrie said in an interview that the two are "really, really happy" together.

View a picture of Little Mix together at this year's Brit Awards below (Credit: PA):

One Direction star Zayn Malik has been enjoying a short break after the band's return from the US last week, and was pictured splashing out a reported £32,000 on a second hand Bentley car to celebrate their tour success.

Little Mix are preparing to launch their second single 'Wings' this summer, having released a song lyric music video for the track last week.

Check out Capital's gallery of One Direction's 'Up All Night' US tour below: