“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,” Malik tweeted in a note on Tuesday. “I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time. We wish this news would have come from us first. We love you all.”
Hadid also confirmed the breakup on Twitter.
“Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years..not only in a relationship but in life in general,” she wrote. “I’m forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons 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. x G.”
“Sadly, Zayn and Gigi have separated.” a source told The Sun. “They have crazy work schedules that would put pressure on any relationship.”
“2 yrs w my favorite human,” Hadid wrote in November alongside a photo of the two sharing a smooch.
The two took a brief break shortly after the gala but rekindled their romance that summer. They had epitomized #RelationshipGoals ever since. The two spent holidays like Christmas, Halloween and Eid al-Adha together and even covered Vogue.
Despite their packed schedules and busy careers, the two managed to make time for each other and be their biggest fans.
“For the first time, we are both in a relationship where we have very similar interests outside of work and that is really important,” Hadid previously told ES Magazine. “We cook a lot together and do art together and we’re each other’s best friends. We both feel we can talk about anything and learn a lot from one another.”
Malik also spoke highly of Hadid.
“She’s super intelligent; I think that’s why it works so well,” he told Elle U.K. “And we do the same type of job so we get that with each other.”
“That’s not something I want to be a part of,” he told the Evening Standard last June. “I’m with her because I like her and I hope she’s with me because she likes me. When we come home, we don’t really talk about that s**t. We just spend time together as a normal couple, cook food, watch TV, have a laugh.”
“They both are working on many different projects now and are pulled into a bunch of directions at the moment,” the source said at the time. “Things can’t be better with them though. Happy couple.”