Zayn Malik fails to turn up as sister Safaa gets married aged 17
Zayn Malik's younger sister tied the knot earlier this week without her brother by her side.
Safaa Malik married her boyfriend Martin Tiser on Monday in their home city of Bradford. The young couple wed in a Nikah ceremony, an Islamic marriage celebration.
Safaa turned 17 last Friday and is still in school.
She and Martin celebrated with her entire family – her sisters Doniya and Waliyha and parents Trisha and Yaser – apart from Zayn, who was not a part of the day.
Mum Trisha shared photos from the celebration on Instagram, including one of the bride in a cream gown with red and gold embroidery and a red veil.
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Other images show the couple cutting the wedding cake and posing with other family members.
In a post on his Instagram page, Martin thanked his followers for their well-wishes.
"Thanks to all of you who support us. We so appreciate that," he wrote.
Zayn has not commented publicly on Safaa's marriage.
Fans of One Direction who watched their 2013 film This Is Us will know that Zayn's family is close-knit. The 26-year-old bought his parents their house after becoming successful with the band and is still though to support them financially.