Hold up, wait a minute! Model Gigi Hadid shared a recap of her 25th birthday festivities on April 24 — and the blonde beauty happily celebrated the milestone moment with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Zayn Malik. The Vogue cover girl shared a series of 10 photos commemorating how she spent the special day on Instagram and the former One Direction member, 27, showed up ~incognito~ in photo number six.
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Had the sweetest day celebrating my 25th birthday with my quarantine family, who made it so special for me, along with all the love I felt from all over the world! Thank you to everyone for the birthday messages, I carried you with me yesterday!! 💛🙏 I am grateful and lucky that my family and friends -near and far- are healthy and safe, and although I missed loved ones I wish I could have celebrated with, know that these times will make us even more grateful for togetherness to be had in the future ! I will never forget my 25th bday! +++The icing on the perfect quarantine bday was finding out my surprise everything-bagel-cake was made by the one and only Cake Boss @buddyvalastro who I have watched for over a decade. I CRIED REAL TEARS! BUDDY! This is a dream come true. I can’t believe you made this cake for me while the bakery is closed. It means more to me than you know, and when we hopefully meet some day you will truly know that there almost isn’t an episode I’ve missed. 10/10 would be a Carlo’s intern whenever needed. 😆 Grateful, honored, your biggest fan. 🥯🥯🥯🥯🍰
“Had the sweetest day celebrating my 25th birthday with my quarantine family, who made it so special for me, along with all the love I felt from all over the world!” Gigi gushed about her big day in her lengthy caption. “Thank you to everyone for the birthday messages, I carried you with me yesterday!! I am grateful and lucky that my family and friends — near and far — are healthy and safe, and although I missed loved ones I wish I could have celebrated with, know that these times will make us even more grateful for togetherness to be had in the future! I will never forget my 25th B-day!”
Needless to say, fans and followers spotted the heartthrob giving his girlfriend a cheek smooch in the photo — and subsequently, there was a lot of freaking out. “IS THAT ZAYN? OMG,” one user gushed, while another requested, “Show us your face, Zaynie!!” A third follower wrote, “Please tell us the sixth picture is Zayn.” Other comments included “Zigi forever” and “ZAYN’S ALIVE!”
Gigi confirmed the man in the photo was, in fact, the English heartthrob with another snap posted hours later. She posed with Zayn and sister Bella Hadid for a cute Boomerang with the starlet’s lavish birthday balloons. Gi captioned the adorable image with red heart and cake slice emojis.
It makes sense the U.K. native would be present for the supermodel’s big moment. In fact, her ex-boyfriend Tyler Cameron told fans she was “dating her old man now” during a group Zoom call shared on TikTok on April 2. Considering how long Zayn and Gigi have been romantically connected, it looked as though the Bachelorette alum was talking about the singer.
Plus, in February, the Maybelline spokeswoman came to the musician’s aid on Twitter after YouTuber Jake Paul tried to drag him for allegedly blowing him off during an encounter in Las Vegas. “LOL cause he doesn’t care to hang [with] you and your embarrassing crew of YouTube groupies … ? Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie,” she affirmed in her clap back to the vlogger.
Clearly, this longtime couple still has something going on!