Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s relationship timeline – The Sun

GIGI Hadid and Zayn Malik have had a rocky relationship over the past few years. 

In October 2021, things got even worse after a family dispute and another separation.

What is Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's relationship timeline?

Gigi, 26, and Zayn's, 28, relationship timeline includes:

November 2015

Rumors began to circulate that Gigi and Zayn were a couple after he ended his engagement to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards after three years together, and she split from Joe Jonas.

At the time, sources told Us Weekly that they weren't “boyfriend and girlfriend” but they did like each other.

That same month, they were spotted leaving Justin Bieber's American Music Awards after-party holding hands.

January 2016

In January 2016, Gigi was spotted on her way to Paris Fashion Week wearing a "Z" necklace and had the former One Direction singer as her phone background.

Despite this, Zayn insisted that the two were just "good friends" during an appearance on Apple's Beats 1 radio show.

That same month, Gigi also appeared in Zayn's Pillow Talk music video as his love interest.

They also exchanged flirty messages on Twitter.

"@GigiHadid you seen the video babe ? Somesones Looking 👌🏼😝," Zayn wrote at the time to which Gig responded, "@zaynmalik nah musta missed it 😏😜 Jokes… I wasn't look at myself, trust me 😻🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥."

April 2016

Just a few months after their music video dropped, the couple had done a romantic Vogue photo shoot together in Naples.

May 2016

The two then attended the Met Gala that year rocking robotic outfits for its Manus x Machina theme.

June 2016

Rumors started to spread that the couple had broken up for the first time.

However, Gigi was seen denying the rumors during an interview with Elle magazine, where she "made a concerted effort to mention her boyfriend," the media outlet reported.

September 2016

The couple then attended London Fashion Week to support Gigi's sister, Bella.

November 2016

Zayn opened up to ES Magazine about how he met Gigi.

He told the media outlet at the time that they met during a Victoria’s Secret party, where he had recognized her “from her picture.”

“She’s a very intelligent woman,” Zayn said at the time. “She knows how to carry herself. She’s quite classy and that. She’s not, like, arrogant in any way. She’s confident. She carries it well. She’s cool.”

February 2017

Gigi posted a picture of Zayn in honor of Valentine's Day.

"everyday 💘," she captioned the post.

September 2017

The couple then went on a vacation with Gigi's mother, Yolanda Hadid.

"❤️ Summer Loving……. #Family," she wrote at the time.

October 2017

The couple then showed off their Spider-Man themed Halloween costumes.

January 2018

In January 2018, Gigi was seen posting about her boyfriend in honor of his 25th birthday.

“Love this man more than I could ever put into words [and] am inspired by his drive to be and do better everyday ✨ Cheers to YOUR YEAR my @zayn – Happiest happiest birthday & 25th year of life!! I’m proud to be by your side x,” she wrote at the time.

March 2018

During March of 2018, Gigi and Zayn called it quits officially, for the first time.

"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," Zayn wrote in a statement at the time.

"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 then released her own statement saying: "Breakup statements often 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."

She continued: "❤️ As for the future, whatever's meant to be will always be. xG."

April 2018

Just one month after their breakup, Gigi and Zayn were then spotted together kissing in New York City however, he was not in attendance at her 23rd birthday party.

October 2018

Gigi and Zayn were reportedly back together.

In a since deleted Instagram post, Gigi was seen calling Zayn her "happy place" in a selfie.

January 2019

After rekindling their romance, Us Weekly reported that the couple had called it quits again.

“They’re done,” a source told the media outlet at the time. “They could get back together, but it’s over for now.”

Another source had added that Zayn “tried hard to make it work," but he has " “a lot of his own issues that she couldn’t help him get through.”

February 2020

Over a year after it was revealed the couple had parted ways, on  Valentine's Day 2020, Gigi then confirmed that she and Zayn were back together.

"HEY VALENTINE," Gigi wrote on her disposable camera Instagram account.

"Z on the farm Dec 2019."

April 2020

Months after rekindling their love for a second time, the couple then announced that they are expecting.

"Obviously, we wish we could have announced it on our own terms," Gigi told Jimmy Fallon at the time. "We're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well wishes and support."

August 2020

On August 26, 2020, Gigi shared photos of her pregnancy photoshoot.

"Cherishing this time. appreciate all the love & well wishes," she wrote at the time.

September 2020

Their daughter, Khai Hadid Malik, was born on September 23, 2020.

"Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful," Zayn wrote. "To try to put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together."

Gigi later added: "Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love."

October 2021

After a year of staying out of the spotlight to raise their daughter, TMZ first reported that Yolanda claimed the father of her granddaughter of "struck her" the month prior and had spewed hateful speech towards her, using phrases like "stay away from [my] f***ing daughter" and calling her a "f***ing Dutch slut."

On October 28, Zayn then responded to the allegations in a statement.

"As you all know, I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up in. A place where private family matters aren't thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart," he wrote at the time.

"In an effort to protect that space for her I agreed to not contest claims arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner's who entered our home while my partner was away several weeks ago.

"This was and still should be a private matter," Zayn continued, "but it seems for not there is divisiveness and despite my efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment that will allow for me to co-parent my daughter in a manner in which she deserves, this has been 'leaked' to the press.

"I am hopeful though for healing for all involved with the harsh words shared and more importantly I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves."

That same day, it was confirmed by a Hadid family source that the couple was no longer together. 

On October 29, Zayn then pleaded no contest to four charges of harassment against Gigi and her mother, he also agreed to serve 360 days of probation as well as complete anger management and domestic violence programs.

He was also dropped by his record label as a result.

Zayn and Yolanda were apparently at war over leaked pictures of their daughter.

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