Say it isn’t so! Just as one pair starts dating, another heads to splitsville. ZiGi, the nickname for Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, is no more.
The Hollywood stars, who celebrated their two-year anniversary in November last year, have officially parted ways. The former One Direction member, 25, and the 22-year-old stunning supermodel took to their respective Twitter accounts to announce the break up.
“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,” wrote Malik.
Hadid also tweeted, saying, “Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years..not only in a relationship but in life in general. I’m forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be. x G.”
— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 13, 2018
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) March 13, 2018
Fans first suspected there was trouble in paradise when Malik recently posted an Instagram image with the caption, “When life throws you lemons, catch em so they don’t hit you in the f**king face.” Insiders claim that the A-lister’s busy work schedules was what caused them to drift apart.
Since their separation, many outlets have noted that Malik had already unfollowed his former flame and the rest of the Hadid family (including sister Bella and mum Yolanda) on Instagram.
Now fans are concerned if Malik will remove the eye tattoos of Hadid on his chest. The last time he had an arm tattoo of ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards, he covered it up.