Zigi shippers, rejoice! It looks like Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are back together, or at the very least, testing the waters at a reconciliation. Gigi snapped a photo with her former beau and posted it on Instagram Stories on Tuesday, June 5. Although his face isn’t visible in the pic, his bleach blond hair and distinct tattoos certainly are. “After party like” she captioned the shot.
Previously, the lovebirds were seen making out on Sunday, April 29, in NYC, but that wasn’t the first time they’d been spotted together since their split. After the former One Direction singer was seen walking into Gigi’s NYC apartment on April 18, people started to speculate a rekindled romance.
In the image below, originally obtained by the Daily Mail, Zayn is clearly trying to fly under the radar — wearing the typical celebrity incognito garb a lá an oversized hoodie and glasses. That said, he was also photographed casually chatting up the doorman.
His sudden itch to visit Gigi comes only a few days after Zayn’s interview on April 12 with Ryan Seacrest, where the 25-year-old revealed that his ex was the inspiration behind his song “Let Me.” He said, “I was in love — and I think that’s pretty evident. I was aspiring to be in love with someone for the rest of my life and the rest of theirs, as we all do. Things change and we move forward in life. Times change, but that’s what I was thinking when I wrote it.”
After maturely announcing their (mutual) split back in March, fans of the musician and model were crushed. When Zayn got a huge tattoo of Gigi’s eyes on his chest, everyone thought they were in it for life.
As to what ended their relationship, a source revealed to The Sun’s Dan Wootton, “They have crazy work schedules that would put pressure on any relationship. They are no longer a couple but they do remain close and are supportive of each other. The reality is that they’ve grown apart, having been together for a long time.”
As for Gigi, she wrote in a statement directly following their breakup, “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.”
It seems a reconciliation is what’s meant to be — and TBH, we’re living for it.