‘We wish this news could have come from us first.’
After an eagle eye picked up on the fact that Zayn Malik had unfollowed Gigi Hadid on Instagram, the singer tweeted that, yes, the pop/fashion power couple has indeed called it quits.
The pair started dating in 2015, and made their love public with a pic of a pic on the photo-sharing platform. They’ve been together ever since, with Malik sitting front and center for many of the model’s turns on the runway and posing for pics together on major red carpets. There was a brief moment in 2016 when it appeared the romance had cooled, a rumor that Hadid promptly squashed.
U.K. tabloid The Sun noticed that Malik had unfollowed Hadid, along with a few members of her famous family, on March 13, which prompted Malik and Hadid to address the situation directly a few hours after the report went live. (Billboard has reached out to representatives for both Malik and Hadid for comment.)
pic.twitter.com/4st0iU9zHg- zayn (@zaynmalik) March 13, 2018
“Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving relationship,” he writes, going on to praise her “beautiful soul” and share his gratitude and admiration for her.
Hadid echoed Malik’s fond sentiments, adding that she’ll be “forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons” she shared with “Z.”
pic.twitter.com/dEDHlyH8P3- Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) March 13, 2018