A Definitive Timeline Of Zayn Malik And Gigi Hadid's Relationship

From meeting in 2015, to their recent reconciliation.

22 October 2018:  Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's relationship might've just gone through a rocky patch after the pair embarked on a bit of a break, but it looks like they've come out of the other side now, after Gigi shared a cute snap of the pair on Instagram.

"Flyin[g] home to my happy place," she wrote, alongside a candid shot of a topless Zayn hugging her from behind. Cute!

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Check out the rest of their relationship timeline here.

November 2015: Zayn and Gigi first spark romance rumors a few short weeks after she ends thing with Joe Jonas. Photographs of them leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party in L.A. surface, causing millions of Zayn fans to weep rivers.

According to an Us Weekly source, the rumored new couple aren’t using “boyfriend and girlfriend” terms just yet. “But seeing each other? Definitely. He’s chuffed.”

Days later, Zayn stirs more romance rumors when he takes a selfie wearing what appears to be Gigi’s glasses.

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On Nov. 29, Zayn and Gigi make things official by holding hands while leaving The Nice Guy together. This remains the most wonderful day for longtime ZiGi fans.

Before the month wraps, Joe Jonas quietly unfollows Gigi on Instagram and Twitter and deletes a #squad photo of himself with Zayn and Kanye West from earlier in the year.

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Gigi, meanwhile, posts and deletes four tweets likely directed at Joe. “Sometimes life just happens.. For whatever reason in whatever timing. And sometimes it doesn’t make sense 'til it does. That’s it,” reads one of the tweets.

She also posts this extremely suggestive “CHILL” photo for Joe and everyone because it’s less than one month into this new relationship, OK?

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December 2015: *CUTE PHOTO BREAK*.

January 2016: Gigi takes things to the next level with a “Z” necklace. It first appears on her Instagram in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment.

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Next up: Zayn's photo is spotted as Gigi’s background image on her phone after she touches down at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris ahead of Paris Fashion Week.

And because teasing is better than the real thing (?), Zayn says he and Gigi are “good friends, yeah” while appearing on Apple’s Beats 1 radio show. Um, excuse me?

Meanwhile, Gigi and Zayn star in his new music video for 'PILLOWTALK.' It’s his first music video as a solo artist and it’s so hot. Let's watch this video. Again.

Gigi solidifies herself as Zayn’s biggest fan by singing along to 'PILLOWTALK' en route to somewhere nice in the wee hours of the morning.

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He returns the gesture by commenting on her work in the music video.

February 2016: *CUTE PHOTO BREAK*.

April 2016: Zayn and Gigi appear in their first photo shoot together as a couple for Vogue. They are so in love in Naples it hurts.

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There’s a behind-the-scenes video too and yes, it’s also very pretty.

Meanwhile, Gigi’s ex Joe Jonas weighs in on ZiGi, telling the Daily Mirror, “I think it’s interesting that she moved on so quickly. I mean, it was definitely very quick.” He also notes that people have been comparing him and Zayn “for years.”

May 2016: Zayn and Gigi walk the red carpet together at the Met Gala and are the beau and belle of the ball in Versace and Tommy Hilfiger, respectively.

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Three days later, Gigi is spotted out in West Hollywood wearing her “Z” necklace, which could mean all is right in the world again.

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There is also this:

To further squash breakup rumours, Zayn and Gigi reveal his-and-hers Nutella containers in their New York kitchen via Gigi’s Snapchat. It’s the sweetest thing (get it?):

July 2016: *CUTE PHOTO BREAK*.

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September 2016: Zayn wishes Gigi good luck ahead of her Gigi X Tommy capsule show in NYC.

Two days later, Taylor Swift is spotted third-wheeling on a ZiGi night out. Is this where Zayn and Taylor's Fifty Shades Darker song idea first started?

Zayn and Gigi jet off to London for Fashion Week, where they sit front row for the Versus Versace show.

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November 2016: Nearly one year to the day ZiGi was born, Zayn tells ES Magazine that he and Gigi met in early November 2015 at a Victoria’s Secret party.

He approached her after recognising her “from her picture” and proceeded to ask her out, taking her to The Bowery Hotel’s restaurant Gemma in New York City. “She’s a very intelligent woman,” he says of Gigi. “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.”

December 2016: In an interview on Sirius XM’s Morning Mash Up, Zayn continues the ZiGi origin story. “I just asked her [out]. It was pretty straight up,” he said. “I just asked her if she wanted to go on a date. I was in New York.”

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Zayn shares this Polaroid with Taylor and one of her cats while promoting 'I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,' their new collaboration for Fifty Shades Darker. (The cat unfortunately does not appear on the track).

January 2017: Zayn and Gigi spark ~ENGAGEMENT RUMORS after Gigi is spotted with a pretty gold ring on that finger while out in New York City. The next day, Zayn reveals a new tattoo – LOVE – written in cursive on his right hand. What does it all mean?

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Should we take a *CUTE PHOTO BREAK*?

Meanwhile, in an interview with British Vogue, Gigi reveals her typical night in with Zayn when she’s in L.A. For starters, they love “doing art” and cooking. “We like late-night movies and we order from this amazing place that does lattes and gingerbread cookies. I need coffee to stay up. I’m always like, ‘Babe, let’s go to a movie.’ Then I fall asleep halfway through and he’s like, ‘You’ve seen the first half of every movie out there and you have no idea how any of them end.’”

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February 2017: ZiGi spend their second Valentine’s Day together and yes, there’s a cute Instagram in honor of the big day.

She also calls him “Love of my life” in an Instagram story. Open your eyes Zayn! They’re pretty and the world needs to see them.

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March 2017: Zayn and Gigi appear in a video together after he wins the Best Music Video award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The clip exists because he couldn’t accept the award in person. It all worked out though, because even his co-star got to squeeze in a cute thank-you.

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Gigi photographs Zayn for the spring 2017 Versus Versace campaign, along with model Adwoa Aboah.

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Speaking to the Sunday Times Style, Zayn reveals the couple’s nicknames for each other. “I call her Gee, she calls me Zee. There’s some other nicknames too, but I’ll keep those private,” he said.

April 2017: Zayn calls Gigi “my everything” in a birthday Instagram post.

July 2017: Gigi reminds us how cute she and Zayn Malik are with adorable Instagram story of him cuddling a dog. Yes please.

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August 2017: Gigi's mum Yolanda Foster calls Zayn 'family' in the caption for an adorable photo of the couple cuddling, writing: "Summer Loving....... #Family."

November 2017: Zayn and Gigi celebrate their two year anniversary with an adorable smoochy video on Instagram, in which the model calls the singer her "favorite human." Adorable.

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December 2017: Gigi Hadid reminds us all that she and Zayn are still very much in love with an adorable throwback from the 2017 Met Gala.

January 2018: Gigi shares sickly sweet Instagram post to mark Zayn's 25th birthday, writing, "love this man more than I could ever put into words, & 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."

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January 2018: Zayn debuts massive tattoo of Gigi's eyes on his torso in an Instagram video the model shared, along with the caption: "birthday boogie @zayn."

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February 2018: Gigi's mum Yolanda is asked whether she thinks her daughter will ever marry Zayn, to which she responds, "He's a beautiful human being from Bradford, England. He's from the same background that I'm from, him and I get along great and he's like a son to me. It's all good."

"He has no family here and he's so far away so I understand that life because I lived that life. I think that I'm just a momma to him."

13 March 2018: Zayn and Gigi confirm their split, following speculation the had gone their separate ways.

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Zayn wrote, "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. She has such an incredible soul. I'm grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time, we wish the news could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ"

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Gigi's statement added, "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. As for the future, whatever's meant to be will always be. xG"

19 April 2018: Zayn is pictured turning up at Gigi's place in New York. He then leaves the next morning wearing the same clothes. THE SAME CLOTHES!

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And soon after he left her apartment, Gigi liked one of Zayn's Instagram posts. So are things back on for ZiGi? God we hope so...

30 April 2018: Goodness gracious - Zayn and Gigi are spotted kissing. THINGS ARE BACK ON, PEOPLE!

4 May 2018: Despite all the recent K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Gigi is reportedly "hesitant" about getting back together with Zayn. A source told E! News that "Zayn really wants to be with [Gigi] and has made it clear. He misses her and can't stand being apart," but "Gigi's a little bit more hesitant."

The source added that Gigi "does love him, but she isn't completely sure this is where she wants to be right now."

6 June 2018: The couple have made their reconciliation Instagram official!

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Last night, the Gigi posted a selfie with someone who looks suspiciously like Zayn kissing her on the cheek while they played a game of Pokemon. 


19 June 2018: During an interview with GQ magazine, Zayn comments that his reconciliation with Gigi doesn't need labelling right now. Which feels like a bit of a blow for Gigi...

"We're still really good friends, and we're still in contact," he said. "No bad blood . . . Taylor Swift. We're adults. We don't need to put a label on it, make it something for people's expectations."

27 June 2018: What better way to celebrate a rekindled romance than with a selfie while Gigi is made up like a space alien? Yeah, we're not sure either.

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5 July 2018: Gigi hits back at rumours she's dating Zayn as a PR stunt.

Gigi hit up the comments section on the private Instagram account @ExposingFakeeAssZigiii, writing a long but quite polite message in screen grabs obtained by E!.

"Seems like u guys tag me in a new post every day … pls stop," she said. "It's just negative, I really have no hard feelings towards you I just know what a beautiful world there is to go out and live in instead of trying to dissect a relationship between two people that you don't even know and that you do not see 99% of. For someone who is virtually inactive on the app, I don't need his follow- my eyes are tattooed to his chest."

"The energy you put into this does not serve you our your life in any way kids…. truly 'beating a dead horse.' You guys can call it promo but I just post about my boyfriend like anyone else, whether I support z or he supports me is out of love and excitement for one another. There's nothing to figure out all the time… give it a break. This is my last comment on this matter but I hope u know it's not coming from a bad place. Just would love for you to find something else that inspires you in life…. x."

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Gigi also responded to a fan who said she should have DM'd the account:

"I see your point that it should have been a direct message, and I agree- just didn't think of it. This is all just very frustrating and I'm only human ... I've seen the s--t on this account for just as long as u- and have too stand quiet. - I've just had enough.. just because I'm 'a celebrity' doesn't mean I don't feel, or that my time is too precious to not listen to what people have to say. I'm sure you can see how assumptions like this can be hurtful, especially about someone I love deeply- if you guys love him too, sooner or later you'll realise we're on the same team. ;)"

26 July 2018 - Yolanda Hadid shares an Instagram Story hanging out with Zayn. In with the fam, eh?

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9 August 2018 - Gigi shared a video on Instagram wearing a necklace with Zayn's name on.

It's pretty hard to see the necklace properly - but luckily, the jeweller who designed it also shared a picture. How thoughtful!

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14 August 2018 - Gigi shares first proper selfie with Zayn since their romantic reconciliation, posting to Instagram Stories with the caption, "Goodbye vacay we thank you". Selfies mean it's serious, right?

24 August 2018 - Yolanda Hadid posts this adorable photo of her daughter and Zayn celebrating Eid together.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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