Zigi is definitely back on. In what is the clearest declaration yet that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have reunited, the half-Palestinian model has been spotted wearing her heart on her, well, neck. The 23-year-old catwalk star was this week snapped proclaiming her affection for the British-Pakistani pop star through her choice of jewelry, sporting a “Zayn” necklace during an outing in New York. The star wore the gold chain during a stroll with the 25-year-old Muslim singer, teaming it with a midi shirt dress and Reebok sneakers.
The model later suggested the pair were departing from the US that day, sharing an image of Malik on Instagram. “Vamos, baby,” she captioned the shot, alongside a gif of a rotating globe. Wearing the same shirt he’d been pictured in in New York, the Pillowtalk singer grasped Hadid’s hand, as they seemingly waited at an airport, the tarmac behind them.
The couple first parted ways in March after two years together, they revealed in separate statements at the time. “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,” the former One Direction singer wrote on Twitter. “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.”
Hadid echoed his sentiment, writing on her Twitter page: “Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years.” The model continued: “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.”
However, three months later, the duo stoked rumors they had reconciled, with Hadid using her Instagram account to upload several cosy snapshots with Malik. Then, in July, the model used the social media platform to embrace her sunspots in a close-up selfie of her makeup-free face, writing “my baby says he likes my sunspots”. It was one of the first public confirmations from Hadid that the couple had rekindled their romance.
Rekindling relationships seems to be the current trend with Hollywood’s famous young things. Hadid’s younger sister Bella is also seemingly back on with her on-again flame The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye. The 22-year-old joined the Call Out My Name singer and a bunch of friends in Tokyo last month, sending the rumor mill into overdrive. The trip comes shortly after model pal Hailey Baldwin also reignited her romance with her ex Justin Bieber, who is now her fiancé.