The Truth About Gigi Hadid And Zayn Malik's Relationship

What's the truth about Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's relationship? There are typically two kinds of celebrity couples: those that remain low-key throughout their relationship and don't get Instagram official, and those that seemingly can't get enough of each other, and constantly post about their relationship on social media for the world to see. But one couple, Hadid and Malik, sit square in the middle of those two categories.

Hadid and Malik have had a bit of a rollercoaster of a relationship, but as interesting as they are as a couple, they haven't really shared all that much about their romance. Still, they have confirmed their relationship, which is more than a lot of celeb couples. They also don't seem to be afraid to be seen in public together, or hesitate to share photos together on social media. Basically, they're quiet but committed at the same time, and that's what makes them so unique. 

However, the truth about Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's relationship is more complicated than that, but the two seem destined to be together.

Zayn Malik had just ended a long relationship when he got together with Gigi Hadid

Sometimes things work out for the best, even though it might not feel like that at the time. So for Zayn Malik to end up with Gigi Hadid, his long-term relationship with Perrie Edwards would come to an end in 2015. While it's unclear why Malik ended things, the way in which he did has been hotly contested. However, even though the two were actually engaged, Edwards revealed in a tell-all book that Malik ended things with her with a text message.

According to Our World: Our OFFICIAL autobiography, by the ladies of Little Mix, Edwards alleged that Malik truly broke her heart. "It was horrible, the worst time in my life," she wrote (via People). "A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that." She added that even though her career was thriving, the breakup was super difficult for her to process.

However, in response to the controversy, Malik denied those claims in an interview with Fader. Regardless, it's clear that he and Edwards weren't meant to be.

Gigi Hadid was also fresh out of a long relationship when she got together with Zayn Malik

While Zayn Malik was ending things with Perrie Edwards in August 2015, Gigi Hadid also went through a breakup later that year, in November. Specifically, Hadid and Joe Jonas ended things after just five months together, although it seems as if they parted on relatively good terms. Certainly, the two called it quits in a much more civilized manner than Malik and Edwards.

While Jonas and Hadid never really said much about their relationship, it seems apparent that there wasn't too much drama when it dissolved. "Nothing serious happened," a source told People after they their relationship ended. "It was just hard to make it work with their schedules. They will definitely remain friends." 

While Hadid and Jonas didn't have a huge falling out that made headlines in the tabloids, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas were doomed from the start. They just weren't working as a couple, and that's probably been for the best.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik reportedly first got together at a party

It didn't take long after Gigi Hadid ended things with Joe Jonas for rumors to start flying about her and someone new. But, as it tends to happen with celebrities, it wasn't clear whether or not the rumors of Hadid and Zayn Malik's romance were true. 

That is, until Hadid and Malik were spotted together, and those rumors turned into speculation. According to E! News, the two were seen leaving a party after the American Music Awards in November 2015, just months after Hadid and Jonas called it off. However, a source was quick to refute any claims that something was going on between them. "They are just friends and are casually hanging out," they told E! News. "Gigi is a relationship-type kinda girl, but she wants to just have some fun and take time for herself and her career at the moment." 

Malik and Hadid really were having a lot of fun, as contrary to what the source claimed, there was more going on. But regardless of what happened between Hadid and Malik that night, fans were shocked and ecstatic to learn they might be an item.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik teased their relationship quite a bit

Though Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik were rumored to have first gotten together in November 2015, the two stayed under the radar for a while. However, while they were likely falling in love, they managed to drop little hints to their followers that they were together. 

In December 2015, a fan account on Twitter noticed that Malik had posted a photo of him and Hadid together on Instagram, though it was eventually deleted. It had only been a month after the two were first rumored to be together, so they definitely moved pretty quickly.

Then, in January 2016, Hadid actually shared a photo on Instagram of herself wearing a necklace of the letter "Z," leading fans and followers alike to assume that the two were an official item. Whether or not that was the case at that point, Hadid and Malik enjoyed teasing their followers that something was going on.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik starred in a music video

As if the little social media clues that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik dropped for their fans weren't enough, in January 2016, the duo dropped a music video for Malik's hit single, "Pillowtalk," — which really got people talking. Obviously, the title of the song kind of hints that it's going to be steamy, but in the actual music video, Malik and Hadid took things to the next level. Specifically, "Pillowtalk" featured several shots of Malik and Hadid embracing, kissing, and just standing there looking hot. 

Additionally, the Hadid and Malik also had a flirtatious Twitter exchange after the video was released, in which Malik referred to Hadid as "babe," and her response was just as cute. After Malik asked Hadid whether she'd seen the video, she jokingly responded, "Nah musta missed it," with some emojis. "Jokes...I wasn't looking at myself, trust me," she wrote, hinting that she was staring at Malik during the entire video. After that, everyone knew that Malik and Hadid were definitely in a relationship, and it was a hot one at that.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik both see gender as fluid

While Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik might be in a heterosexual relationship, that doesn't mean they're old-fashioned about the concepts of gender identity or sexuality. In fact, in a 2017 interview with Vogue, the couple chatted about non-gendered fashion and how they view gender as more fluid than anything else.

Specifically, the pair talked about how they often wear each other's clothes, paying no mind to whether something was designed for men or women. "One day you can be this, and another day you can do that," Hadid said, and Malik agreed. "With social media, the world's gotten very small...and it can seem like everyone's doing the same thing," he explained. "Gender, whatever — you want to make your own statement." He added that more than anything, feeling distinct is paramount.

Hadid and Malik were clearly a very woke couple at the time, and the fact that they agreed on that was pretty sweet.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik enjoy cooking together

Many people might imagine that A-list celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik never have to lift a finger to get what they want. But, it turns out that the couple actually love to cook together, and it's something that de-stresses them.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Hadid revealed that she and Malik really enjoy preparing meals at home. "He makes a brilliant curry," she shared. "Butter chicken is his signature dish. Don't worry — he's representing good for the British boys!" But Malik isn't the only one who knows his way around the kitchen; Hadid has also shown off her culinary skills for Malik, even cooking up his mother's curry recipe, as Metro reported. 

Whatever they're whipping up, Hadid and Malik are far from the stereotypical celeb couple with a private chef catering to their every desire. Instead, they prefer to spend quality time in the kitchen together. Celebs really are just like us — although, they probably have people to clean up the kitchen when they're done.

Zayn Malik relies on Gigi Hadid's organizational skills

As glamorous as the lives of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik might seem, they're both extremely busy with their careers. After all, Hadid is a highly sought-after model, and Malik is a huge recording artist, so it's no wonder that they're constantly working and on the go. However, Malik has Hadid's attention to detail to thank for the fact that they still get to spend a lot of time together, despite their demanding schedules.

In an interview with Billboard, Malik explained that despite the fact that the two have homes and obligations in London, New York City, and Los Angeles, they still basically lived together at the time. "It helps that she's really organized," he said. "Thank God! Because I'm really not, so she helps organize my schedule around seeing her!" 

For two people with demanding jobs, Malik and Hadid still prioritized each other, even though their relationship was still only a year old at that point. Hey, when you know, you know.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik ended things twice

As fast as Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik seemed to move at the start of their relationship, things eventually cooled down. In fact, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid split after two years of dating in March 2018. The pair each confirmed the breakup on social media. "Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship," Malik wrote in a tweet. Hadid echoed those sentiments with her own statement. "As for the future, whatever's meant to be will always be," she tweeted. And then, about a month later, they were back together, so clearly Hadid's sentiment was true.

However, in January 2019, the two called it off again. According to a source close to the couple, they just couldn't make it work that time. "Gigi and Zayn have broken up, but not because they don't love one another," they told Entertainment Tonight. "Zayn has been dealing with personal things for a while and Gigi has become a comfort blanket for him." 

While their relationship truly had been a rollercoaster at that point, but it wasn't over yet.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik rekindled their romance in 2020

After a few weeks of the rumor mill speculating that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik had reunited in late 2019, a source close to the couple confirmed the news to E! News. "Gigi and Zayn got back together right before the holidays in December," they said. "She has always loved him and the break between the two was needed. Zayn has been working on his past music and focusing on his health and is in a really good place currently."

But that's not all. In February 2020, Hadid herself confirmed the happy news that the she and Malik were once again an item. She also came to the defense of Malik concerning some online drama. When YouTuber Jake Paul attacked Malik on Twitter (via Elle), Hadid was quick to come to her man's defense and respond to Pauls' tweet, which has since been deleted. "Home alone with his best friends like a respectful king cause he has me, sweetie," she wrote on Twitter. "Unbothered by your irrelevant ugly ass. Go to bed." 

This is the thing Zayn Malik always notices about Gigi Hadid

As a high-fashion famous supermodel, Gigi Hadid — who's undergone a stunning transformation — is used to getting all glammed up for work. And while she herself is probably accustomed to favoring certain makeup artist's work over another's, she didn't expect her boyfriend to feel the same way. However, during an Instagram live with makeup artist Erin Parsons, Hadid revealed that Zayn Malik actually always notices her different makeup looks, and tends to prefer Parsons work. "He reacts the most excited when Erin does my makeup without knowing," she said in the Live (via Elle). "He'll be like, 'Wow, you look amazing.'" 

It's pretty sweet that Malik can tell who does Hadid's makeup, and that he appreciates the work that went into it. After all, Hadid always looks stunning, so Malik's ability to notice who's done her makeup means he really pays attention to her.

These are Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's favorite activities

In true low-key couple's fashion, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik don't always splurge on big, fancy date nights. In fact, they actually prefer to stay at home and relax most of the time. Specifically, they enjoy the all-time favorite date night activity among millennials: Netflix and chill. In an interview with Paper, Malik revealed that he and Hadid treasure their down time together. "We'll see each other tonight and probably watch a film," he shared. "Netflix and chill. Yeah, we do that a lot." 

But of course, the couple does get out and about at times. And one of their other favorite activities is horseback riding, though Hadid is a lot more skilled at that than Malik. "She rides very well, and she has since she was a kid," Malik continued. "She wants me to do it with her, and I'm not good. But I'm learning, and it's fun." 

For people like Hadid and Malik, watching Netflix and riding horses might not sound like the most fashionable of activities, but they enjoy them and that's all that matters.

Zayn Malik loves Gigi Hadid for so much more than her looks

Let's get real, there's no such thing as an unattractive celebrity. That's part of what makes celebs famous, after all, their extreme good looks. But Gigi Hadid is a whole different kind of gorgeous, as the supermodel has the kinds of beauty that people literally fantasize about. That's how she took over the modeling world, after all!

But for Zayn Malik, Hadid is so much more than just her good looks. In an interview with Paper, he explained that while Hadid is obviously gorgeous, that's not what attracted him to her. "I've always said it and I still stand by it: I find intelligence attractive," he proclaimed. "When I learn something from somebody and they teach me something, that's an attractive thing for me." He added that it's impossible to have a long-term relationship with someone unless you truly get along with them, no matter how beautiful they are. 

For Malik not to care solely about Hadid's outer beauty, even though that's literally what pay the bills, shows that their relationship isn't superficial.

In 2020, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcomed their first child together

In 2020, things between Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik got even more intense, as the two discovered they were expecting their first child together. According to Us WeeklyGigi Hadid's pregnancy was confirmed in April of 2020; while they stayed pretty under the radar throughout the pregnancy, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik shared sweet words after the birth of their baby. "Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she's already changed our world," Hadid gushed in an Instagram post in late September 2020.

Malik also took to social media to announce the happy news. "To try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task," he confessed in a tweet. "The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding." 

Malik and Hadid really did come together for the sake of their daughter, and though their relationship has had so many ups and downs throughout the years, it's clear they are so happy together with their little family.