Gigi Hadid pleaded with fans not to be "judgmental" after pictures emerged of her holding hands with Zayn Malik.
The 20-year-old supermodel was photographed leaving West Hollywood nightspot The Nice Guy with Zayn on November 29, Sunday, prompting a gossip frenzy on the back of rumors the two stars were dating.
Following the publication of the pictures, Gigi's ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas unfollowed her on Instagram, and deleted an image of himself with Zayn at a fashion show earlier this year, suggesting he was far from happy about the new romance.
Gigi then took to her own Twitter page to address the rumors for the first time, although she was careful not to directly refer to Zayn or Joe.
"There's just no need to be judgmental about situations that are not your own," she tweeted. "Let live."
"I've found the only way to happiness is by living as though the microscope isn't there. If there was a real way to sit with each one of you and tell you my side of things, I would. But there's not, so I won't."
Gigi quickly deleted the messages, and replaced them by writing: "Sometimes life just happens... For whatever reason in whatever timing. And sometimes it doesn't make sense til it does. That's it."
A seemingly indecisive Gigi then opted to delete that post too, and instead shared a picture of a beach scene with the word "Chill" written in capital letters above it.
Gigi was first linked to Zayn in November after Justin Bieber's American Music Awards party. They have since been seen together on a number of occasions and Zayn caused something of an internet frenzy last week when he posted an Instagram shot, which appeared to show him wearing Gigi's glasses.
However, the hand-holding pictures were the first confirmation that Zayn and Gigi were involved in a romance.
The relationship between the two comes just weeks after Gigi split from Joe, and months after Zayn split from Little Mix fiancée Perrie Edwards.