After returning to New York City from Milan, Gigi Hadid was photographed leaving Zayn Malik’s apartment yesterday, an occasion that could mean everything or nothing—depending on what reports you believe. The Sun has the photo of Hadid walking out of his building lobby, which you can see here. She was wearing the same outfit as above, when she was photographed out in her home neighborhood Soho on the same evening.
Hadid and Malik were officially still dating in November, when Hadid called Malik her “boyfriend” in W‘s interview published on December 3. (The interview was likely conducted sometime before.) But then exactly a month later, on January 3, E!, Entertainment Tonight, and Us Weekly published separate reports suggesting the two weren’t fully together anymore.
Us and ET said they broke up because Malik had issues he needed to deal with on his own. “Gigi and Zayn have broken up, but not because they don’t love one another,” Entertainment Tonight’s source explained. “After trying for a long time, the couple just couldn’t make it work. Zayn has been dealing with personal things for a while and Gigi has become a comfort blanket for him.”
“They could get back together, but it’s over for now,” Us‘s source said. Malik had “a lot of his own issues that she couldn’t help him get through.” A second source added to Us it was taking a toll on Hadid. “She focused all her time and energy on him, but it just got to be too much,” that source said.
E!, meanwhile, reported that they were just on a break but had been for two months privately. The two “have been spending time apart since early November,” the source said. “[They] think it’s best for the sake of their relationship right now. [They have] both been really focused on themselves and their separate careers.”
The exact status of their relationship is something only Hadid and Malik know, but that one photo makes it’s clear they’re still in the other’s life, at least.