Zigi fans across the globe are mourning their ultimate #couplegoals, as Us Weekly reported on Thursday (Jan. 3) that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have broken up again. Though neither Malik nor Hadid have confirmed or denied the news, but fans were quick to notice that the two former lovebirds didn’t post any photos with each other over the holidays.
The two were first linked back in 2015, and split briefly in early 2018 before getting back together. While we all can only hope that thew second breakup is just a rumor, Billboard has compiled a complete timeline of Gigi Hadid and Zayn’s relationship, from the “Pillowtalk” video to the latest parting ways.
November 2015: Rumors first begin to swirl that the two are dating
Shortly after the supermodel split from Joe Jonas, Gigi and Zayn were spotted leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party holding hands. Us Weekly reported that they weren’t “boyfriend and girlfriend” yet, but they were into each other.
January 2016: Gigi wears “Z” necklace, but Zayn denies dating rumors
The Twittersphere exploded when Gigi wore a “Z” necklace on her way to Paris Fashion Week with Zayn as her phone background. However, the former One Direction member dropped by Apple’s Beats 1 radio show, and insisted that the two were “good friends.”
January 2016: Gigi stars in the “Pillowtalk” music video
Zayn’s debut single as a solo artist featured none other than the supermodel in the accompanying steamy visual. The two then exchanged very flirty messages on Twitter, making it difficult to believe the two hadn’t moved past the friend zone.
@zaynmalik nah musta missed it —-
Jokes.. I wasn’t looking at myself, trust me ————
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) January 29, 2016
April 2016: The couple’s first Vogue spread
Zigi did their first couple photo shoot together in romantic Naples, along with a sweet behind-the-scenes video oozing of young love.
May 2016: Zigi attends the Met Gala together
The two donned complimentary robotic outfits for the “Manus x Machina” theme.
June 2016: Rumors and reports broke the news that Hadid and Malik broke up
Gigi slammed the negativity in an interview with Elle magazine. Additionally, she shared an adorable photo of the couple’s his-and-hers Nutella jars on Instagram.
September 2016: London Fashion Week
The duo donned matching black outfits while sitting front row at the Versus Versace show during London Fashion Week, supporting Hadid’s younger sister Bella who opened the collection.
November 2016: Zayn finally explains how he met Gigi
He told ES Magazine the two met at a Victoria’s Secret party. He recognized her “from her picture” soon took her on a date at a restaurant called Gemma in NYC. “She’s a very intelligent woman,” he gushed. “She knows how to carry herself. She’s quite classy and that. She’s not, like, arrogant in any way. She’s confident. She carries it well. She’s cool.”
February 2017: Gigi posts an adorable Valentine’s Day selfie
Spring 2017: Gigi photographed Zayn for the Spring 2017 Versus Versace campaign
The fashion label posted a Twitter video in which Zayn is talking to an off-screen Hadid. She asks, “When you’re alone, who do you want next to you?” to which Malik smiles replies, “You.”
— VERSACE (@Versace) March 13, 2017
September 2017: Vacation with Yolanda Hadid
Gigi’s mom took to Instagram to share a photo of the couple hugging. “Summer Loving……. #Family,” she wrote.
October 2017: Zigi wears coordinating Spider-Man Halloween costumes
January 2018: Gigi Hadid posts birthday wishes for Zayn (and a Gigi-inspired tattoo?)
“Love this man more than I could ever put into words [and] am inspired by his drive to be and do better everyday Cheers to YOUR YEAR my @zayn – Happiest happiest birthday & 25th year of life!! I’m proud to be by your side x,” the model captioned her posts. Fans were also quick to notice a tattoo of eyes that look strikingly like Gigi’s on Zayn’s chest.
March 2018: They break up
Zayn posted a note on Twitter confirming the split, as did Hadid. Hadid later confirms this on social media, as well. “I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend,” the crooner wrote.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 13, 2018
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) March 13, 2018
April 2018: They are spotted back together
TMZ published photos of the exes kissing in New York City, giving Zigi fans hope that they’ve buried the hatchet.
April 2018: Zayn is not at Gigi’s birthday party
Gigi’s “Golden Year” themed 23rd birthday party featured major celebrities, models and a huge cake. But Zayn was no where to be seen.
October 2018: Gigi calls Zayn her “happy place”
The two made frequent appearances on each other’s Instagram stories, but a post by the supermodel garnered a collective “Aw” from her 45 million followers. “flyin home to my happy place,” she wrote alongside the sweet selfie.
January 2019: breakup rumors
Us Weekly says the split was caused by a mix of Gigi isolating herself from her friends when Zayn is around, and the crooner overcoming issues the model couldn’t help him with.