Zayn confirmed his split from Gigi on Twitter - after unfollowing the supermodel on social media, amid speculation about their relationship.
Fans were quick to suspect that the photo was an indirect snipe at her ex Zayn, who dumped Perrie by text back in 2015 and went on to strike up a romance with U.S. supermodel Gigi.More news: Schwarzenegger threatens class action suit against oil industry
Hadid and Malik were rumored to be engaged.
The reason behind this decision of theirs also came forward, "They have insane work schedules that would put pressure on any relationship".More news: Should You Hold Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO)
"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", Malik posted first on Twitter. A little while after that, Gigi also shared a post on her social accounts. The two started dating in late 2015 and became one of the most sought-after celebrity couples after they appeared together in Malik's romantic Pillowtalk music video in January 2016. "As for the future, whatever's meant to be will always be". However, they got back together after a short break.
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