Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Confirm They’re Back Together

To Gigi or not too Gigi? Too cheesy?

On again, off again couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik certainly like to keep us on our toes when it comes to their relationship. Hearts around the pop culture obsessed world shattered when news first broke of the couple’s split back in March. Hopeful speculation floated on gossip sites as several incidents suggested the pair were getting back together or at the very least were certainly spending some sneaky time together. Zayn was spotted leaving Gigi’s apartment in the same clothes as the night before on one occasion in April. Ears certainly pricked up but there was no confirmation of anything actually happening…until now. 

Following the now famous, NYC makeout shots, we eagerly watched, dreaming of the moment Hollywood’s most beautiful couple would officially reunite. 

Finally, that wait is over and all speculation can be put to rest. Not only are they back together but they’re Instagram official – the only way to announce and confirm new or rekindled relationships in the millennial age of Instagram addiction. 

Gigi took to Instagram following the Ocean’s 8 premiere on Tuesday night, posting a picture to her Instastories of the pair cuddled up together, Gigi pictured lying in Zayn’s arms. While Zayn’s face didn’t feature in the shot, there was no mistaking those bleach blonde locks and statement tattoos. 

Social media was their platform of choice to announce their split so choosing the same approach for a behind the scenes look at their romantic reunion seemed a logical choice.

Through their separate announcements of the split back in March, each kept things incredibly civil, warm and respectful to one another, suggesting there was still a lot of love present. Upon the split, Zayn stated, “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”

Gigi echoed similar regretful but appreciative tones in her own statement regarding the split saying “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.” She appeared to leave things open ended, finishing with “As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be.” 

Clearly things were meant to be between the pair and we couldn’t be happier. 

Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, and Emirates Woman.

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