Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are the undeniably stunning couple who are parents to gorgeous daughter Khai, but the two have come a long way since they started dating in November 2015. We bring you a rundown of their relationship.
Zayn Malik breaks up with Perrie Edwards
In August 2015, handsome Zayn Malik broke off his 4 year relationship with Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards after a couple of months of leaving One Direction. Perrie Edwards claims that he broke it off over text although he refutes the claim.
Perrie Edwards was pretty heartbroken and as is the case with many heartbroken musicians she sang about it in a revenge anthem “Shout Out to My Ex” which came complete with digs at Zayn Malik.
Gigi Hadid breaks up with Joe Jonas and gets together with Zayn
Not long after in November 2015 Gigi Hadid broke up with Joe Jonas because the two were too busy and a good job too because she wouldn’t have started casually dating Zayn Malik. Hadid and Malik were photographed leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party together.
A source told Us Weekly at the time;
"It's a very new thing. They're just seeing where it goes."
Another source told the outlet,
"I wouldn't call them boyfriend and girlfriend. But seeing each other? Definitely. He's chuffed."
And who wouldn’t be chuffed, it is Gigi Hadid afterall.
Joe Jonas was not happy and unfollowed Gigi and Zayn
It wasn’t long before the two were caught holding hands leaving a late-night spot and seemed like Joe Jonas was not happy. He told Mirror
"I think it's interesting that she moved on so quickly, I mean it was definitely very quick," and then quickly proceeded to unfollow both Hadid and Malik.
Ok, we get it of course its not nice to move on that quickly but this could be true love. A romantic black and white picture of the two posted by Zayn Malik pretty much confirmed the relationship in December 2015 although that picture has since been deleted.
Zayn meets Gigi's cat and Gigi gets a necklace with Z on it
Things then moved even quicker than anyone would have imagined. In January 2016, Zayn and Gigi’s cat became quickly acquainted based on an Instagram picture that was shared. She was then seen to wear a necklace with Z on it on his birthday along with the caption ZDAY and soon after came the sizzling video pillowtalk featuring her.
The day after, Malik wrote;
you seen the video babe ?" adding that she looked fantastic.
"nah musta missed it," she responded, adding, "Jokes.. I wasn't looking at myself, trust me."
Wow, it has only been 3 months so far.
They make a red carpet debut but then split but it's short-lived
April 2016 and they appeared as a couple in Vogue and made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala and then came a split, around 2 months later in June 2016 when People reported that the two had broken up, but worry not it was short-lived.
A source told the outlet, "it seems like it's not totally over" and weeks later the two were back together. Apparently it was Zayn who kept apologising and wanted to rekindle the flame according to People.
The source claims, Malik "kept incessantly apologizing and wanted another chance."
Gigi reveals she has a Nutella jar with his name on it and they spend time with her friend Taylor
Soon after came the cutest thing ever, Gigi revealed she has a nutella jar with his name on it. So sweet, literally.
In October 2016, they were seen together at Paris fashion week and by the end of the year he was spending time with her close friend, Taylor Swift so things were definitely getting serious. I mean a girl would only introduce you to her friends if she is super serious and so far it has only been a year since they first started dating.
People speculate if Gigi and Zayn are engaged but they are not
January 2017 came and after Gigi was seen with a gold band there were speculations of engagement but that was not the case. Malik also had “Love” tattooed on his knuckles with many wondering if it was a tribute to her.
Gigi reveals how her and Zayn spend time together
In the same month, Hadid speaks about her romance with British Vogue giving a peak inside their dating lives.
"When I'm in L.A. I mostly stay in because it's my time off and I like being with my boyfriend and doing art and cooking," she said, adding, "We like late night movies, and we order from this amazing place that does lattes and gingerbread cookies. I need coffee to stay up."
Hadid also admitted that she has a habit of falling asleep during their movie nights.
"I'm always like, 'Babe, let's go to a movie.' Then I fall asleep halfway through and he's like, '"You've seen the first half of every movie out there and you have no idea how any of them end,'" she said.
Zayn is thought to be part of the Hadid family
April 2017 and he calls her his everything and in September 2017, her mom, Yolanda Hadid calls him “part of the family”. Now this is pretty big, if her mum has accepted him into the family.
In an Instagram post featuring the couple, Yolanda Hadid captioned
"Summer Loving ... #Family,"
Gigi and Zayn split for the second time, but issue loving break up statements
Six months later in March 2018 they both announce their breakup. On 13 March The Sun reports the breakup citing work conflicts and both separely update their social media accounts.
Gigi’s statement reads;
"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 the relationship, but in life in general. I'm forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that 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. xG," she tweeted.
Malik’s statement reads;
"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 could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ," he wrote.
Sounds like there is still a lot of love between the two. Maybe they are not quite ready to move on, so it was no surprise when almost a month later in April 2018 TMZ reports the two were spotted kissing in NYC and in May 2018 Malik again tried to get back with her though she was “hesitant” according to E!News.
Zayn decides not to label their relationship
In June, Malik said they weren’t labelling their relationship but she had definitely changed him.
"I had a very negative outlook on things. 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." He said during an interview with GQ.
The two are accused of publicity and Gigi reacts
In July 2018 a fan called out the two for publicity claiming Zayn did not follow Gigi
"Whatever zigi does for promo. Fact is that, Zayn is not going to follow gigi or ever going [to] post her picture on his Instagram again," the account reportedly wrote.
Gigi responded to the claims writing;
"Seems like u guys tag me in a new post every day … pls stop.. it's just negative, I really have no hard feelings towards you I just know what a beautiful world there is to go out and live in, instead of trying to dissect a relationship between two people that you don't even know and that you do not see 99% of." Hadid wrote.
"For someone who is virtually inactive on the app, I don't need his follow- my eyes are tattooed to his chest. The energy you put into this does not serve you, our, your life in any way kids…. truly 'beating a dead horse.' You guys can call it promo but I just post about my boyfriend like anyone else, whether I support z or he supports me is out of love and excitement for one another. There's nothing to figure out all the time… give it a break."
Oh wow, for a nice girl this is not what we were expecting. Clearly the fan got to her.
Things get serious again
October 2018 things were getting serious again, in a since deleted photo she captioned, "flyin home to my happy place."
Then another breakup for the third time since first getting together in 2015
Jan 2019 came and the two seemed to have broken up again. Wow so many breakups.
A source told the Us Weekly that Hadid "tried hard to make it work," but said that Malik has "a lot of his own issues that she couldn't help him get through."
"She cut herself off from all her friends every time they were together. She focused all her time and energy on him, but it just got to be too much." The source added.
Gigi dates Tyler Cameron
This time it seemed like the breakup might be serious, in August she was seen to be spending time with Tyler Cameron who was a contestant on season 15 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” The two were seen on multiple dates but they called it quits in September.
Gigi gets back with Zayn
November 2019, almost 10 months after the breakup, our favourite couple Zayn and Gigi started talking again. A source told E! News that Gigi "has always had a soft spot for Zayn and they have a lot of history together" and in December she tagged his mom in one of the pictures.
"Sunday in the kitchen about to marinate one of my favorites!!! @mammamalik's Chicken Curry Pasta Salad," she wrote on her Instagram story, adding, "Hopefully she'll share the recipe with the world one day."
Gigi defends Zayn again Jake Paul
Start of last year, in Jan 2020 the two were spotted together again and in February 2020 she even defended him against YouTuber Jake Paul when he took to Twitter to insult the musician and almost got into a fight with Malik.
"Almost had to clap up zane from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f--- off for no reason when I was being nice to him," he tweeted, adding, "Zane ik you're reading this... stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big a-- hotel room hahaha."
He has since deleted the tweet, however Hadid replied to Paul's message to defend Malik.
"Lol cause he doesn't care to hang w you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies ..?" she tweeted, continuing, "Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie. Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly a--. Go to bed ..."
Is it just us or is there a lot of defending on Gigi’s part.
Gigi and Zayn become parents to Khai
April 2020 and Gigi spent time with her quarantine family which included Zayn and soon after it was announced that the two were expecting their first child together. Hadid was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant at the time of announcing her pregnancy and on September 2020 beautiful daughter Khai was born, though the couple chose to keep the name a secret and only revealed the name in January 2021.
To be continued..
So there you have it folks, sometimes the path to love is not easy and you may have to put up with a fight if you truly love someone. Zayn clearly did all he could to win Gigi back after breakups and Gigi fought his battles when others were mean. Let’s hope they stay together for many years to come and if there is a breakup then they at least try to get back together but you never know what the future holds. Tell us what you think? Thanks for..