Three months after Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid confirmed their breakup on social media, the former is setting the record straight as to what, exactly, is going on between them.
On Monday, GQ magazine unveiled Malik’s cover, and in the accompanying profile, he gets candid about his (possibly on-again) relationship with Hadid.
“We’re still really good friends, and we’re still in contact,” he said. “No bad blood.”
As if to underscore the point, he added, “We’re adults. We don’t need to put a label on it, make it something for people’s expectations.”
In the interview, Malik said the two met in late 2015 at a “cool party.” A few days later, he asked her out to dinner at the Bowery Hotel after finding out that she’d broken up with Joe Jonas. “I’m really thankful that I met her,” he explained, adding that she was there for him when he was partying too hard while releasing his first solo album. “I had a very negative outlook on things,” he said. “That might have been adolescence or testosterone or whatever the f*ck was running through my body at the time. She’s helped me to look at things from a positive angle.”
Like when the pair attended the Met Gala together, which Malik says is “not me” and was entirely his former stylist’s idea. “To do the self-indulgent Look at me, I’m amazing thing on the red carpet, it’s not me,” he said. “I get it, and I understand that people gain enjoyment from it . . . Gi stole the night, though. The stained glass on her dress. Everyone else just put a cross on.”
Now, Malik says, the pair still hang out together, sometimes at his farm, where he and Hadid share a horse named Cool. (“I looked like a complete idiot and she looked like a complete professional,” he said of the first time they rode horses together.) He credits the idea of buying the farm to Yolanda Hadid, who he says makes up an influential part of his inner circle. “We get on. She’s really f*cking cool,” he said. “She’s a Capricorn. She’s the same star sign as me.”
The profile also notes that throughout the interview, Malik referred to himself and Hadid by the term “we” in the present tense multiple times. This isn’t too surprising, considering the pair have been spotted together several times since their break-up, fueling speculation about a Zigi reunion. Two weeks ago, Hadid posted a photo of her and Malik playing Pokémon together on her Instagram. And back in May, an unnamed source told E! News that Malik wanted to get back together with Gigi, just a few days after the pair were photographed kissing on the sidewalk on April 30. And just 10 days before that, Malik was spotted near Hadid’s apartment over the course of two days, wearing the same clothes.
Of course, any reports of Malik and Hadid being back together are just speculation until one (or both) of them confirms it. As Zayn says, they don’t need to “put a label” on it to suit people’s expectations.
Taken from GLAMOUR US. Read the original here.