Did Zayn Malik dump Gigi Hadid just after her birthday & the Met Gala?

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A few days ago, Zayn Malik went for a walk with a blonde who is not Gigi Hadid. Zayn and the mystery blonde looked friendly, perhaps even flirtatious – go here to see the photos. The headline most sites ran with was “Zayn went for a hike in mismatched shoes,” which is true, he was wearing mismatched shoes. But I’m more interested in what was happening with the mystery blonde.

Ever since those photos came out, I’ve been wondering… do you think Zayn and Gigi split up? They’re young, so if they have broken up, it’s probably not the end of their story. But I am getting a weird vibe. So is Life & Style (via Hollywood Life).

A new report claims Zayn Malik, 23, and Gigi Hadid, 21, have broken up, and to make matters worse — they haven’t been photographed together since May 7. Zayn and Gigi reportedly split after the model’s 21st birthday and the Met Gala, with the former taking place in late April and the latter on May 5.

“Zayn broke the news to Gigi two weeks after her birthday,” a source told Life & Style. “He sat her down at dinner and told her how he felt. Zayn told Gigi that he wanted to keep his options open and work on himself. Gigi was shocked because she thought they were a perfect couple. She is absolutely heartbroken and has been feeling really sad ever since.”

Zayn and Gigi have not been photographed in public together since May 7. This evidence would certainly go along with the timeline of the new report. May 7 was about two weeks after Gigi’s birthday. However, we must note — Gigi posted an Instagram picture of herself with Zayn on May 21. We assume it’s an old photo because in the caption, she wrote, “missing you.” Either work is just keeping them apart, or she’s missing him post-split.

[From Hollywood Life]

I’m including Gigi’s Instagram below. “Missing you” is vague enough to go with my theory/vibe that something did happen. The thing about is though… I’m not sure Zayn would do the dumping? WOULD HE? I mean, Gigi is HOT. She’s not only beautiful, her career just keeps getting bigger and bigger too. My point is that for Zayn, there’s nowhere else to go. There is no “trading up” from Gigi. But then again, I do think Zayn has a self-destructive streak. Maybe this isn’t the end. I hope not, because I do love them together for some strange reason.

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missing you ❤️

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Photos courtesy of Instagram, WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Samtha says:

    That might explain her recent weight loss. Maybe it’s post-breakup blues.

    • Denisemich says:

      I think they are still together. Just because he hikes with an attractive female doesn’t mean he is sleeping around or they broke up.

    • zozigr says:

      FACTS:
      1. 2 weeks ago both at NY out for lunch then he left late to LA gigi liked the photo on IG.
      https://www.instagram.com/p/BFIbq5Qpqd7/?taken-by=zayn
      2. What dinner? She was at NY and Italy till yesterday. She is back to LA wearing his jacket. snap chat video
      3. At NY shewas wearing a Tshirt with his name both even tweeted the photo out. She was just on Fallon gushing about her boyfriend teaching her poker.
      4. Check both tweet acc and IG/
      5 And please Perrie fans stop 10 months pass.

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    I just don’t see his appeal. His voice is annoying, his music is boring, his personality is so bland, and I don’t find him hot. Gigi can do better.

    • Mira says:

      She’s a super rich whose family has a background in reality shows, theres tons of models as pretty. If we are going to be real we have to acknowledge that she got to where she is because of her family and their money. I would put her in a category with Cara and kendall.
      He’s a brown muslim working class kid from the north of england.This idea that she such a special snow flack and above him, smacks of classism. He’s not perfect but at least he got where he is on his own not because of family money and connections.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        It’s so conflicting though – I like what he represents, I just don’t like him.
        And he seems to be an a-hole in his relationships, that’s why I think she could do better.

      • Mira says:

        He does good stuff too like how he bought a VIP box at his favourite football club for disadvantaged kids. He’s may be bad in relationships but i think he has a good heart in other ways.
        Hes not perfect but his womanising and cheating whilst in 1D is the same as the other guys, hes just the only one that was stupid enough to get engaged. Harrys womanising is celebrated, Louis womanising and partying is sort of laughed at even though its way more potentially harmful since hes a father now, Zayn is the only one who gets vilified for this behaviour.
        Isn’t the asshole perception based on one girl? I am pretty sure the girl he dated before Perrie (Rebecca Ferguson) has said nice things about him
        I find the way Perrie come out smelling of roses a bit strange. Look at how him buying a house for her mum to live in was turned against him. Why would Perrie or anyone else for that matter think ( and this was a mum who was posting pretty gross anti muslim stuff on social networks while living in a house he provided for her) her mum was gonna keep that house forever.Why isn’t perrie providing for her mum, why does she expect her ex boyfriend to keep supporting her mum? I thought it was pretty gracious of him to let her live there for almost a year. It was undignified for a middle aged woman to keep living in her daughters 22 year old ex boyfriend house. That story to make him look bad was most certainly coming from her side. So i am not all that sure she’s as innocent as people like to make out.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I’m not that familiar with the other guys. I didn’t know these things about him either. Maybe I was wrong.

    • Lucy says:

      I feel the same way about him. I think it’s great that one of the biggest male popstars at the moment is a Muslim, working-class guy. I just wish it was someone else.

    • Kosmos says:

      I agree, do not think he is anything special. He’s also still a boy, a boy-man, so I doubt this relationship between them will last and last. He or she will move on, they’re both really young and have more to learn. About the blonde woman on the hike, I think he was with a group of people, not just with her, but you know how things get blown out of shape.

  3. guest says:

    I think saying “she’s hot” and “there’s no trading up” is a little too much. There are plenty beautiful women in the world, and if he’s only with her because of how she looks then that’s a whole nother problem in itself.
    I don’t care how good looking someone is, if they are a jerk or have no personality then I don’t understand staying with someone for just there looks.

    • anna says:

      she guest-stars on rhobh and comes across as nice but really stupid. I’m sorry but both hadids are so braindead. it’s always such a shock and dissappointment when they open their mouths. the kardashians are articulate in comparison.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Yeah, the “she’s hot” flummoxed me too, although for a different reason.

      Zayn’s way prettier than Gigi. “He’s hot” is an equally valid argument here. :D

  4. Danielle says:

    I like them too. They are a beautiful young couple who don’t mind being photographed, which is fun.

  5. als says:

    Zayn totally can do the dumping. He dumped One Direction and he appears very ambitious and pragmatic.
    Probably in his mind he is aiming higher and higher. Personally and professionally.

    • Mira says:

      I don’t think hes that ambitious ( he hardly does any promo for his CD, hes done nothing whatsoever in the UK and only the bare minmum in the US. I do think hes uncomfortable in the spotlight. Harry and especially Louis are papped a lot more than he is its clear that he doesn’t seek out places were the paps are unless he has something very specific to promote. She on the other hand seems to thrive much more in the spotlight and is pappped all the time. If he dumped Gigi i wouldn’t be surprised if its because of these type of things.

    • Carolyn says:

      lol What? He’s cheated on all his past gfs and his ex-fiance. He’s not exactly Mr. Reliable in the relationship department.

      • Mira says:

        So is that lol in reference to my comment? Because nowhere do i say hes mr reliable. Actually don’t think als said that either.

    • QQ says:

      agreed Als It seems he is also very press shy and she isn’t

      I don’t think ambition and press shyness are mutually exclusive, you know, see Frank Ocean and The Weeknd (which is also the lane where he wants to go into more so than pop stardom for it’s own sake?) both those guys built up from the mystique of first not giving us much of themselves by way of interviews/press/etc and then cultivating a sound and a follow, and Zayn definitely is trying to adult up his brand)

      • als says:

        I agree, being press shy doesn’t mean you are not ambition. Even more, if you’re smart you can make it a selling point, exactly in the way you explained it.

      • Mira says:

        I agree in principle but not promoting at all doesn’t exactly show great ambition .
        The wekend is press shy but he does go on talk shows and do his song in europe too. Zayn hasn’t done a single performance of any of his solo material in his own country since he dropped it. As a result his CD isn’t doing very well in the UK. I don’t know how you can call that a smart way to promote. He is doing better in the US because at least he did some promo there.

    • Erica_V says:

      als – that’s what I thought too if he can walk away from 1D seems like he can walk away from anything.

  6. Lulu says:

    I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to ask who Zayn could possibly ‘trade-up’ for instead of Gigi. Someone can be close to flawless, and still not mesh in the right way to carry a relationship. Having said that, I do think that it’s a pattern in Zayn’s life that he’s a pretty poor boyfriend, despite his looks. He put Perrie through a lot before dropping her (after she stayed with him through several cheating episodes and copped a lot of heat for his decision to split from One Direction), and rumour had it that he treated the girls he was with before her quite badly too. With that in mind, him dumping Gigi with little warning does fit in with his history. I do feel sorry for Gigi if that’s the case, but as you said, she’s young, beautiful with a rising career, so she’ll hopefully find someone else who treats their significant others with a bit more respect. Having said that, one can only pray that Leo’s not on the prowl after this news.

  7. Naya says:

    This was a PR relationship. He needed high profile arm candy having left one direction and embarking on his adult career. She needed high profile arm candy given that her competitive advantage against other models is her media profile.

  8. Frankie says:

    People actually believe they are dating like really PR to me just PR

  9. Mira says:

    I doubt the blonde is a date. If you look closer at those hiking photos they are a bunch of people and the woman seems to be carrying a number of water bottles and all sorts of other stuff. I really don’t think he would make a new date carry all that stuff . His stans says the woman works for him which makes sense.
    Would Gigi post missing you if he had dumped her? I am gonna guess Life and style is not reliable as usual.

  10. what's inside says:

    They are both young and there are many others waiting down the line.

  11. HollyG says:

    Well, Kylie’s single now…

  12. Mira says:

    I don’t get the idea that theres nowhere to go for him. He’s attractive and currently successful a lot of young hollywood would date him, Selena Gomez said so didn’t she?

  13. guest says:

    Just because she has a successful modelling career due to being extremely rich, well connected and pretty, doesn’t mean she’s this perfect person. Neither is Zayn.
    I don’t understand what any of those things have to due with them breaking up if things weren’t working out.
    Just because she’s “hot” or whatever, doesn’t mean she can’t be broken up with.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Because, if this is a PR relationship, there are not that many girks who can give him the exposure a currently in-demand model does.

  14. Farah says:

    I doubt it. She was just on Fallon gushing about her boyfriend teaching her poker. And she was at one of his concerts looking like a fan girl with his name on her shirt. He even tweeted the photo out.

    If (when) they break up it’s going to be a way bigger spectacle. Not when he’s about to release a single about their relationship (Like I Would)

  15. Jess says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he dumped her… He did the same with Perrie, dumped her with a text I think? And they had been engaged…

  16. Mike says:

    Don’t personally think she’s very attractive but to each their own. Kendall might not be a good model really but she is much prettier and her body is a better fit in the industry.

    I don’t know about his music but even a straight dude can see he’s good looking. I’m sure he’ll be fine.

  17. Moonstone says:

    I think they’re still together,I believe it was yesterday that she posted and praised his performance on the voice. By the way I find her so bland and boring.

  18. Skins says:

    Poor Gigi. What a hard life. We should take a poll to see who her next singer-boyfriend is going to be. Maybe……..Biebs?

  19. Snowflake says:

    The linked article says he’s out with his management team and some friends. The blonde looks like an assistant

  20. Squiggisbig says:

    Meh. I feel like the real question is can Gigi trade up? Her MO is to date progressively more famous/”now” people Cody Simpson–>joe Jonas–> zayn. I feel like her next boo should be some sort of male, Jennifer Lawrence equivalent. Don’t know who that would be.

  21. Alex says:

    Please the contract was probably over. He needed a new “perfect” relationship so people could stop talking about him cheating on his fiance Perrie. Esp since Little Mix did NOT hold back on subtly shading him all last summer when they were doing promo in the US (which is their right). So Zayn after dumping his entire life in a douchbag way needed some good PR for his new solo career. Enter Gigi. I didn’t for one second believe they were real

    Is he still doing the solo thing or…? Cause his album came out and the buzz died off immediately

  22. Lucy says:

    Well, in order for them to split up, they would’ve had to, you know, actually be together.

  23. rosie says:

    It’s ridiculous to say he couldn’t do better than Gigi. She is beautiful and seems nice, but so are millions of girls out there. He is no prize either in my opinion, but both could find other people in their so called league. Gigi in my opinion was not an upgrade from his ex. Perri is beautiful and an amazing voice, so powerful. If you are superficial, there is always someone more beautiful out there.

  24. Grant says:

    I think that Zayn, although very beautiful, might be kind of a narcissistic a–hole.

  25. Lbliss says:

    LOL at those robotic arms at the met gala. First class idiot! The theme was the use of machines in the haute couture world, not robots you twat.

  26. me says:

    He was hiking with a group of people, not just that one blonde girl. I think if he broke up with Gigi, she wouldn’t be posting a pic of them together and saying she misses him. I don’t think she’s the type to do that. She’s more likely to post a pic of a middle finger lol. I think they’re still together, but I could be wrong.

  27. Jeeves says:

    She was too into it. He has his solo career to focus on. Doesn’t need “needy.” That’s young girls: In love with love. Young boys: Focusing on everything else.

  28. TreadStyle says:

    How does he “hike” in skinny jeans/pants? I mean they r really tight and that seems really uncomfortable. That’s all I’ve got.

  29. Jessie says:

    Lol at he can’t do better. He’s beautiful he can easily find some hot model. Anyway they are still together she’s out there tweeting about his performance on the voice and wearing tshirts with his name on. She’s not going to do that if he just dumped her.

  30. jferber says:

    I agree with Naya. He needed more exposure for his solo career and new song “Pillow Talk” (which I strangely love). I don’t think he’s above using women for his own ends. He has a pretty face, but the rest of him looks scrawny (just going by that hiking photo).

  31. MellyMel says:

    *Sigh* They didn’t break up. They were on opposite sides of the country for two weeks so that means there’s problems…according to some gossip pages. Also that blonde is part of his team and her boyfriend was also on that hike along with his assistant and manager.

  32. Shannon says:

    Men leave hot women all the time. My ex-husband cheated on me with a woman who, by all accounts including his, wasn’t all that attractive. But honestly, she was far more compatible with him and they ended up getting married. So, while I was thinner and prettier (not hard, for real), and my career was more “on fire” (i.e. I had one) he understandably wanted someone more in-tune with his interests and lifestyle than I was willing to be. Looks and career aren’t everything. So if he did walk, I wouldn’t necessarily call that a “self-destructive” choice.

  33. Buttercake says:

    “..and to make matters worse — they haven’t been photographed together since May 7.”

    Bahahahah Oh, Hollywood.

  34. Rana says:

    I think they split up
    But not because he was hiking with a girl
    But ” missing you” is a little too much to say if only work is what keeping them far away from each other
    But if he will stay with her only because of how does she looks then they have to break up because good looking and hot body does not stay with growing old
    But the soul and personality stay for EVER