It’s been roughly a year and a half since Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid opted to end their relationship. Of course, the former lovers will remain in each other’s lives for the foreseeable future due to the 3-year-old daughter they share. For the most part, the model and singer have kept quiet about the drama leading to their breakup, though she recently had a positive update to give regarding the new relationship that they’ve foraged as co-parents.
The pair first crossed paths in late 2015, following Hadid’s split from Joe Jonas. By early 2016, they caused a serious stir by making out in Malik’s “Pillowtalk” music video. Shortly after it was confirmed that they were a pair, and their red carpet debut took place at that year’s Met Gala. Unfortunately, they called things quits in June, after just seven months together – but only for five days.
Gigi and Zayn’s Tumultuous Split
As Us notes, the couple went on to grace the cover of Vogue in August 2017, and in January 2018, Malik added more ink to his body in honour of his partner. Two months later, their second breakup took place, and as you can imagine, they fell into a similar pattern over the following years. Their daughter was born in September 2020, and in October 2021, their breakup made headlines – along with rumours that the One Direction alum allegedly pushed Yolanda Hadid into a dresser.
Malik previously denied striking his child’s grandmother, though he pleaded no contest to harassment charges in court. As a result, he was sentenced to 360 days of probation, as well as mandatory anger management and domestic violence programs. Hadid never publicly addressed the concerning situation, though her latest comments about co-parenting with her ex make it seem as though they’re trying to put their issues behind them.
Co-Parenting Baby Khai
While speaking with the Times of London, the 27-year-old revealed that she makes her work schedule based on when Khai will be “with her dad.” Hadid explained to the outlet, “[the fact] that she can be with both parents makes me very happy.” Aside from that, little is known about the nature of Gigi and Zayn’s current relationship, but we certainly wish them the best. Check back later for more pop culture news updates.