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Are Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Officially Back On?

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik attend the Versus Versace show during London Fashion Week in 2016. Photo: Getty

It was the news that shattered fans’ hearts when it was announced earlier this year: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik were no more. Following two years together, the half-Palestinian supermodel and the British pop star had parted ways, they revealed in separate statements. However, fewer than three months later, the A-list couple appears to have reunited, according to 23-year-old Hadid’s Instagram account.

The runway star hinted at a reconciliation with the singer after sharing a selfie of the two on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday evening (and we all know that making it “Instagram official” counts for something). The pair were pictured playing Pokémon, and while 25-year-old Malik’s face was obscured, his bleach-blond crop of hair is rather distinctive. Hadid added Pikachu and Charmander stickers to the snap, giving it a playful feel. Neither the model nor Malik have publicly confirmed whether their romance is back on, however, though the rumor mill has kicked into overdrive following the release of the cosy snapshot.

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“Zigi,” as the pair’s fans affectionately called them, started dating in 2015 and went on to cement themselves as one of fashion’s most dynamic duo. In early 2016, their relationship reached peak status when Hadid appeared in the singer’s Pillowtalk music video. However, they didn’t make their relationship public until they attended the 2016 Met Gala together, wearing coordinating outfits— naturally.

The couple first revealed their split in March, with Malik asking his 26.9 million Twitter followers for privacy. “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. “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 minutes later, 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.

“As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be.”

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