Zayn Malik Says His Relationship With Gigi Hadid Doesn’t Need a Label and We Totally Agree

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Zayn Malik just isn’t about labels when it comes to romance. The 25-year-old singer and his ex, 23-year-old model Gigi Hadid, seem to have rekindled their relationship. However, he isn’t saying too much about it.

He told GQ, “We’re adults. We don’t need to put a label on it, make it something for people’s expectations.” He added, “We’re still really good friends, and we’re still in contact. No bad blood.”

Malik may not have given detail on their romantic relationship. Hadid did, however, make them “Instagram official” again in June 2018 with a moment in her Instagram story. She posted a photo of the two getting awfully cuddly including a kiss on the cheek from her man, the Daily Mail reported.

The two first became a couple back in November 2015, when they left The Nice Guy in Los Angeles while holding hands, according to Cosmopolitan. They’ve had a number of adorable moments together over the years, such as attending the 2016 Met Gala. They managed to make futuristic look sexy by sticking to the theme, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

Sadly, Hadid and Malik went their separate ways in March 2018. Each one confirmed the breakup in their own separate statements. Malik shared on his Twitter,

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.

Hadid had a similar sentiment in her Twitter statement for their breakup:

Breakup statements always seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years .. not only in the relationship, but in life in general. I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that 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. xG

Although fans of the couple were surely crushed, they didn’t have to be sad for long. Just one month later, Malik was spotted leaving Hadid’s apartment and kissing his ex in New York City. Thanks to TMZ, we have photographic proof to back it up, too.

In May 2018, E! News reported that Malik was hoping to get back together with Hadid. “Zayn really wants to be with [Gigi] and has made it clear,” a source claims. “He misses her and can’t stand being apart.”

The source added, “Gigi’s a little bit more hesitant.” At the time, the publication reported that Hadid “does love him, but she isn’t completely sure this is where she wants to be right now.”

Luckily, Hadid and Malik now seem to be on the same page. However, don’t expect to see Malik attending any more Met Gala red carpets with his lady — no matter how happy they are together. “The Met Gala is not necessarily anything that I ever knew about or was about. But my [former] stylist would say to me, ‘This is really good for you to do.’ And no matter how strong you are mentally, you can always be swayed to do certain things,” he told GQ.

“Now, it’s not something I would go to. I’d rather be sitting at my house, doing something productive, than dressing up in really expensive clothes and being photographed on a red carpet,” he added. “To do the self-indulgent, ‘Look at me, I’m amazing thing on the red carpet,’ it’s not me.”

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