One Direction's Zayn Malik Engaged: How Have Other Pop Stars' Careers Faired After Putting a Ring on It?

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It's remarkable that One Direction's Zayn Malik got engaged to girlfriend Perri Edwards, if only because it's a shock that the band's manager would let him get away with such a thing. At 20-years-old, the kid's in his prime money-making years and sooner than you can say Chris Kirkpatrick Braces, he'll age out of drawing in the money-spending tween audience. To take himself off the market now is like a veritable gunshot to the hearts of all his loyal fans, and one to his foot, as well. Don't think his engagement is a big deal? Let's see how well putting a ring on it has worked out for other pop icons who popped the question early in their careers.

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