Gigi Hadid’s ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik is probably not thrilled in regards to the mannequin’s new romance with Leonardo DiCaprio. Popular culture information account PopFaction identified this morning that Malik simply unfollowed Hadid, who he dated on-off for six years earlier than their last breakup a 12 months in the past, on Instagram. Hadid nonetheless follows Malik. The previous One Path singer is barely following 24 folks on his account now, and about half are fan accounts about him.
Malik’s transfer comes shortly after Us Weekly and Folks reported that Hadid and DiCaprio had been courting formally now, though their relationship is informal. As a supply lately advised E!, “Gigi is having enjoyable with it. She will not be eager about something critical.”
It additionally comes days after Hadid gave Malik a uncommon shoutout on her Instagram whereas celebrating their daughter Khai’s second birthday.
She later posted extra images revealing that Malik put collectively the get together for Khai: “Her baba threw her the perfect get together! @zayn,” Hadid captioned one. Hadid herself appeared in one other shot, confirming that the previous couple fêted their daughter’s large day collectively.
Information of Hadid and Malik’s last breakup broke in October 2021 after experiences surfaced that Malik and Hadid’s mother Yolanda Hadid had an alleged dispute on September 29. Though Malik denied any bodily contact with Hadid’s mom, he in the end pled no contest to 4 costs of harassment towards the mannequin and Yolanda Hadid. The cost towards Hadid, per TMZ’s sources, got here from the verbal abuses Malik allegedly mentioned to Hadid whereas on the cellphone along with her throughout the incident along with her mother.
In an announcement shared earlier than the no contest pleas had been publicly revealed, Malik mentioned, “As you all know I’m a non-public particular person and I very a lot need to create a secure and personal house for my daughter [Khai] to develop up in. A spot the place non-public household issues aren’t thrown on the world stage for all to poke and choose aside. In an effort to guard that house for her, I agreed to not contest claims arising from an argument I had with a member of the family of my accomplice’s who entered our dwelling whereas my accomplice was away a number of weeks in the past. This was and nonetheless must be a non-public matter however it appears for now there may be divisiveness and regardless of my efforts to revive us to a peaceable household setting that can enable for me to co-parent my daughter in a way during which she deserves, this has been ‘leaked’ to the press. I’m hopeful although for therapeutic for all concerned with the tough phrases shared and extra importantly I stay vigilant to guard Khai and provides her the privateness she deserves.”
When information first broke of the break up, a supply advised The Solar that it wasn’t meant to be everlasting. Hadid and Malik broke up “with the intention of getting again collectively,” the supply claimed. “They’ve damaged up a number of instances earlier than so in the case of them getting again collectively, by no means say by no means. However they positively want time aside, it is what’s greatest for everybody concerned.”
In November 2021, a supply indicated to E! that reconciliation completely wasn’t taking place. Hadid “is finished with Zayn for good,” the supply mentioned.
Nonetheless, the mannequin has all the time been devoted to sustaining a superb co-parenting relationship with Malik for the sake of their daughter. “Yolanda may be very upset with Zayn, however Gigi has made it clear that her daughter wants her dad,” a supply near Gigi advised Folks in early November. “Gigi will do all the pieces she will be able to to ensure they co-parent in a civil means.”
In later proof of that, Hadid posted a Father’s Day tribute to Malik on her Instagram in June and has stored their relationship utterly non-public in any other case following their breakup.
Hadid spoke to InStyle in an interview printed in February this 12 months about her choice to maintain extra of her life non-public now. “I’ve all the time been very trusting, and like lots of people, I discovered the exhausting means on this business by being too open in interviews,” she mentioned. “It’s a must to begin to calculate your steps, since you went for it with an open coronary heart, and generally it would not get portrayed that means.”
“So, partly, sure, I’ve scaled again [on what I share about my personal life],” she continued. “However within the moments while you’re face-to-face with folks, you continue to need to be open. You are solely going to have a human expertise in case you’re totally within the second. You attempt to not have these bizarre voices in your head that come from traumatic experiences.”
Alyssa Bailey is the senior information and technique editor at ELLE.com, the place she oversees protection of celebrities and royals (notably Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She beforehand held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves operating round Central Park, making folks take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York Metropolis.