Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Break Up: A Timeline of Their Romance
Instagram Official: Hadid and Malik cuddle up in their first couple-ly Instagram photo together.
Me-ow: Hadid posts on her Instagram page a photo of a shirtless Malik holding her cat, Cleo. Not pictured: Hiss right arm tattoo that bears the image of his ex-fiancée, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
House-Hunting? Hadid and Malik are photographed walking in New York City, visiting apartments available for rent. A source tells E! News that they are not looking to move in together.
Hadid’s Tributes: Hadid posts a photo of a Z-pendant necklace on Malik’s birthday. More than a week later, she is photographed in Paris holding her phone, whose wallpaper is a photo of Malik’s face.
“Pillowtalk” Video: Malik releases his debut single, along with a steamy music video that shows him packing on the PDA with Hadid.
February 2016—Girlfriend: In a radio interview, Malik finally confirms that Hadid is his girlfriend.
March 2016—Album Release Party: Hadid and Malik attend the release party for his debut solo album Mind of Mine in New York City.
Strike a Pose: Hadid and Malik pose as a couple for Vogue‘s May 2016 issue. Hadid tells E! News later, “I wish I could be on set with him every day. It doesn’t feel like work when he’s there. It was really fun. We had the best time. It was an adventure to go where we shot it.”
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Hadid and Malik spend a weekend apart, on opposite coasts, but she showcases her love for her beau by wearing a T-shirt bearing the words “lol ur not Zayn Malik” at Drake‘s Saturday Night Live after-party at Dave & Busters. Zayn tweets, “Thas ma girl.”
Breakup: Hadid and Malik split after seven months of dating and a source tells E! News that the two had actually “broken up and got back together a few times” before. Another insider says, “Gigi was the one that broke up with Zayn when they got into their last fight. It had to do with an issue about not communicating…Gigi still wants to make it work though.”
Malik’s Anxiety: Malik cancels a gig at London’s Capital Summertime Ball, saying that the “anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me” and that “with the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career.” Hadid pens a public message of support.
Back to Normal: “Things are back to normal with them,” a source close to Malik tells E! News exclusively. “They got through a rough patch that Zayn was facing personally and it started to put a dark cloud on their relationship. Gigi was there for him when he needed her the most and that brought them closer than ever.”
Back on Instagram: Hadid posts a photo of her and Malik packing on the PDA.
“Super Intelligent”: Malik talks about Hadid and their relationship in an interview with ELLE U.K., saying, “”She’s super intelligent; I think that’s why it works so well. And we do the same type of job so we get that with each other.”
Brainy Zayn: When asked what she loves most about her beau, Hadid tells ES magazine, “I would say his brain,” adding, “For the first time, we are both in a relationship where we have very similar interests outside of work and that is really important. We cook a lot together and do art together and we’re each other’s best friends. We both feel we can talk about anything and learn a lot from one another.”
Walk, Walk, Fashion, Baby: Hadid and Malik attend London Fashion Week together.
Mom Approves: Hadid’s mom Yolanda Hadid posts a photo of her daughter with Malik, writing, “Happiness is seeing your kids happy and realizing they turned out to be really good and genuine people. #Family #Love.”
January 2017—Key to Her Heart: Malik is photographed carrying a keychain that reads, “Gigi.”
Ah, L’Amore: Hadid and Malik travel to Paris together and a source tells E! News that “their love can’t get any stronger,” adding that the two are in “awe of each other.”
April 2017—Happy Birthday, Gigi: Malik showers Hadid with kisses and cake for her 22nd birthday.
July 2017—Raising Each Other’s Closets: Hadid and Malik tell Vogue they borrow each other’s clothes.
September 2017—Eid Mubarak: Hadid and Malik celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest Muslim holidays, with their mothers.
December 2017—Merry Christmas: Hadid and Malik celebrate Christmas together with both of their families.
January 2018—Happy Birthday, Zayn: For his 25th birthday, Hadid posts a PDA video with Malik as well as pics of the two, writing, “Love this man more than I could ever put into words, & am inspired by his drive to be and do better everyday.”
March 13, 2018: Hadid and Malik announce on social media that they have split.