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Gigi Hadid is a new mother, giving birth to her first chlid with singer Zayn Malik. Many fans are now analyzing her previous relationships and if she remains on good terms with her past beaus. One of her exes is a Australian singer-songwriter and actor, Cody Simpson.

Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid in 2015
Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid in 2015 | James Devaney/GC Images

Who is Cody Simpson?

Simpson first rose to prominence when he was signed after being discovered on YouTube. This was a similar situation to how Justin Bieber rose to fame just a couple of years earlier. His first single was “iYiYi” featuring Flo Rida. He also released singles such as “All Day” and “Pretty Brown Eyes.’ Since he first landed on the scene, Simpson has released three singles overall: Paradise (2012), Surfers Paradise (2013), and Free (2015). In 2014, he was a contestant on the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars.

He briefly formed a band called Cody Simpson and the Tide. In 2018 and 2019, Simpson was the lead in the Broadway musical, Anastasia. He also won the first season of the Australian version of The Masked Singer.


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The two had an amicable split

Hadid and Simpson began dating in 2013. They broke up in 2015. At the time, Simpson said that breaking up was the right thing to do, though he will always love her.

“I love my ex-girlfriend, I always will,” he said in a 2015 interview with DuJour. “It was an amicable, mutual decision, and we still talk every now and then, but the highly publicized thing made me uncomfortable. Going out to dinner and there being all this paparazzi and stuff…. as soon as we split I had the realization that I was straying away from who I was as a whole person. I want to keep it low key, and focus on my music.”

His 2015 album, Free, which is his most recent full-length release to-date, captures a lot of what he was feeling during this moment in time.

“I think Free captured a moment in my life where I was finding myself,” he added. “There’s a lot of content on there about breaking free and just developing your own philosophies, and ideologies, or world views or whatever. That’s what I’m doing now.”

Are they on good terms?

When he dated Cyrus, he talked about prior relationships. Though he didn’t name Hadid specifically, many fans believed her was referring to his exes like her and Kylie Jenner. On The Kyle & Jackie O Show, he said in part, “You date people in the spotlight, and then all of a sudden they’re like dating someone else and it’s all you see…I remember when I broke up with a girlfriend and then moved houses, I’d walk outside and [she] was plastered on a billboard. You can’t get away from stuff.”

Hadid and Simpson have not directly spoken about each other in the public for some time, so it is unclear if they are good friends. Still, due to the fact that they didn’t have a necessarily bad split, it is clear that they aren’t on bad terms.