November 2015: The Beginning Of Zigi
Just three months after breaking off his engagement to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, Us Weekly reported that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid were an item after being spotted leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards afterparty.
This relationship news also came after Gigi’s sudden split from Joe Jonas.
January 2016: No Paparazzi, Please
Despite the relationship rumours, both Zayn and Gigi denied that they were together and that they were just “good friends”. But, that all changed when the model was spotted with the former One Direction singer’s photo as her phone background while arriving in Paris for Fashion week.
Shortly after the paparazzi photo, Gigi starred in Zayn’s music video for his first post-One Direction single, “Pillowtalk”.
The duo basically confirmed their relationship with some flirty back-and-forth banter on Twitter after the steamy music video dropped.
February 2016: Relationship – Confirmed!
After a couple months of speculation, Zayn confirmed that he and Gigi were an item. While being interviewed by Zach Sang & The Gang to discuss his new single, Zayn was asked, "Was it cool to have your girlfriend in the video?" to which he responded, "Uh, yeah, that was cool. That was something different and yeah we enjoyed it. That was fun, we had a lot of fun on set."
April 2016: First 'Vogue' Cover
Gigi and Zayn truly confirmed their couple status with a steamy spread for Vogue, where they snapped gorgeous photos all over Naples, Italy.
May 2016: Met Gala Debut
Z & G made their Met Gala couple debut, where the theme was "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology". The couple were decked out in metallic outfits and accessories to coordinate with the futuristic theme.
June 2016: Break Up Or Nah?
Shortly after their appearance at the Met Gala, rumours spread that they had broken up. But, Gigi quickly put those comments to rest in an interview with Elle magazine. When asked whether she preferred a night out or night in, Gigi said: "Night in. Cook. Paint. Play with my dog. Hang out with my boyfriend. Watch movies. Just chill."
September 2016: Fashion Week Takeover
Gigi and Zayn continued to show off their relationship by hitting up fashion weeks across the globe. They even sat front row at the Versus Versace show during London Fashion Week.
January 2017: Engagement Rumours
2017 was definitely the golden year of Zigi. The couple shared multiple-loved up posts on social media while also stepping out at multiple events together. But, the year started out with a bang after Gigi was spotted wearing a ring on that finger. But yet again, it turned out to be just a rumour.
July 2017: Another Vogue Cover
Round two! One year after their first Vogue cover shoot, the couple debuted gender fluidity-themed spread, which quickly became controversial as neither Zayn nor Gigi publicly identify as gender fluid.
October 2017: A Halloween To Remember
Our spidey-senses are tingling! Zayn and Gigi nearly broke the internet after their debuted their epic Spider-Man couples costume for Halloween.
March 2018: Official Break Up
Five months later, reports started surfacing claiming that Zigi was no more. Not long after, both Zayn and Gigi released statements on social media to confirm that their relationship had ended.
April 2018: Back Together?
Just one month after publicly announcing their breakup to the world, TMZ caught them making out in the streets of New York City, which sent Zigi worshippers into a frenzy on social media.
June 2018: No Labels
After months of questioning whether Zayn and Gigi were back together, the “Dusk Till Dawn” singer told GQ that he didn’t feel it was necessary for them to put any sort of label on their relationship because “we’re adults.”
October 2018: Social Media Snaps
Despite not putting a label on their relationship, it was pretty clear that these two couldn’t get enough of each other.
Zayn and Gigi made a number of appearances on each other’s Instagram stories, and a since-deleted post had the supermodel telling her millions of followers that Zayn was her “happy place..
January 2019: Breakup 2.0
Unfortunately, their on-again, off-again relationship was officially done at the beginning of January 2019, with multiple news outlets reporting that the two were spending time apart. However, there was no official statement from Zayn or Gigi.
November 2019: Old Flames Reignite
Fast forward to the end of 2019, Gigi had just broken off her fling with “The Bachelorette” star Tyler Cameron, and E! News was reporting that the then 24-year-old had reconnected with Zayn.
December 2019: Family Recipe
Fans couldn’t contain their excitement after Gigi had shared on her Instagram story that she was making a recipe she learned from Zayn’s mom, who she also tagged in the post.
“Sunday in the kitchen: about to marinate the chicken for one of my favourites!!! @mammamalik’s Chicken Curry Pasta Salad,” the caption read.
January 2020: Celebrating The Birthday Boy
Fans finally witnessed the public reunion that they were hoping for! Ahead of Zayn’s 27th birthday on Jan. 12, he was photographed walking arm-in-arm down the streets of NYC with Gigi.
They were also joined by Bella Hadid, Gigi’s mom Yolanda Hadid, and Dua Lipa who’s dating the Hadid sister’s brother, Anwar.
February 2020: Gigi’s Valentine
Gigi finally confirmed that she and Zayn were back together after sharing an adorable Valentine ’s Day post of her beau on her disposable camera Instagram account, @gisposable. "HEY VALENTINE," she captioned the sweet snap. "Z on the farm Dec 2019."
April 2020: Baby On Board
Shortly after sharing photos from her 25th birthday celebration, multiple news outlets reported that the couple were expecting their first child together.
After a couple of days, Gigi confirmed the news to her pal Jimmy Fallon.
"Obviously, we wish we could have announced it on our own terms. We're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well wishes and support,” she shared.
May 2020: Engagement Rumours 2.0
Are Zayn and Gigi engaged? According to some eagle-eyed fans, they just might be.
A photo recently surfaced online of the singer sporting some fresh ink of an excerpt from "On Marriage", a poem by Kahlil Gibran.
“Sing and dance together and be joyous but let each one of you be alone,” the excerpt on his arm reads. “Give your hearts but not into each other’s keeping. Stand together yet not too near together; For the pillars of the temple stand apart and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
The couple were also pictured wearing matching diamond-studded evil eye bracelets he custom-made by George Khalife.