Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid announce split on social media
Singer Zayn Malik and his supermodel girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, have broken up after two years. Malik, 25, announced the split on his Twitter account with the following statement:
"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," he wrote. "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."
Eleven minutes later, Hadid, 22, released her own statement.
'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.'
Malik began dating Hadid in November 2015, three months after he ended his engagement to Little Mix pop singer Perrie Edwards.