Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid part ways

Singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid have called it quits. The former One Direction band member and Hadid announced their break up on March 13, after dating for more than two years.

“ZiGi”, as the former couple’s 66 million Instagram followers and 35 million Twitter followers affectionately call them, asked for privacy in their statements announcing their split, reports cnn.com.

Malik took to Twitter to say, “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. 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”

Hadid implied that the split was amicable, though this is not the couple’s first high-profile break up. Hadid split from singer Joe Jonas in 2015, and the same year, Zayn parted ways with ‘Little Mix’ singer Perrie Edwards.

“As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be,” Hadid said in her post. Zayn no longer follows Hadid on Instagram.     - IANS