After two years together, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have decided to call it quits. The couple had been together since November 2015. Both Malik and Hadid confirmed the news in separate statements released on social media.
Malik addressed the break-up on Twitter, in a statement that read:
“Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend. She has such an incredible soul. I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time. We wish this news would have come from us first. We love you all.”
Hadid also confirmed the break-up on Twitter.
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) March 13, 2018
Fans suspected there could be trouble in the couple’s relationship when former One Direction band member, Zayn unfollowed Gigi on Instagram. The couple was last photographed together in January, after celebrating their two-year dating anniversary just a few months before.
Zayn and Gigi started dating back in 2015 when the singer asked the model out after he performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Then in June 2016, they briefly broke up but rekindled their relationship soon after. In July 2017 they appeared on the cover of Vogue, discussing swapping clothes with one another.
While many fans may be heartbroken over Gigi and Zayn, it’s important to remember that they deserve privacy at this time – just as Zayn asked. Hopefully, they’re doing ok, as they go through this new transition in life.