Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Split After More Than 2 Years Together: 'Forever Grateful for the Love, Time and Life Lessons'
"I'm grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time," Malik wrote, confirming the breakup
After dating for more than two years, the high-profile couple has called it quits, the couple confirmed Tuesday in individual statements posted to Twitter. The pair was last photographed together on Jan. 29 in N.Y.C.
“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 friend,” Malik wrote in his statement. “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; we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ”
Added Hadid, “Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience over a few years … not only in the relationship, but in life in general. 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 be. xG”
Last fall, the singer, 25, and the model, 22, celebrated their anniversary with sweet posts on social media.
“2 yrs w my favorite human,” Hadid captioned a Boomerang video of the duo kissing as she held onto a fruity drink.
Earlier this month, Hadid spent quality time with her sister Bella in Paris where they were working for Paris Fashion Week. The sisters stepped out for lunch with a few girlfriends, which was documented on Instagram Stories by Bella, 21.
In an interview with Billboard last November, Malik opened up about balancing their relationship with busy schedules.
“It’s actually not that hard for us [to line up schedules],” he told the outlet, adding that the duo traveled between his homes on L.A. and London, and Hadid’s apartment in New York City. “It helps that she’s really organized. Thank God! Because I’m really not, so she helps organize my schedule around seeing her.”
The Sun was first to report the news.