Zayn Malik And Gigi Hadid’s Relationship Timeline: How They Met & How Long Have They Been Together?

7 January 2021, 12:09

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have been together since 2016
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have been together since 2016. Picture: Getty / Gigi Hadid/Instagram

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid welcomed their first baby last year – get to know the couple, how they met and how long they have been together in our complete relationship timeline.

One Direction star Zayn Malik and model girlfriend Gigi Hadid welcomed their first baby together, a baby girl, in September 2020 and fans are still awaiting to find out their daughter's name.

The milestone occasion came four years after the couple met and began dating, with Zayn describing the special addition to the family: "Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, and thankful for the life we will have together."

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As Gigi and Zayn start the next phase of their relationship with a baby daughter in their lives, let’s take a look back at their relationship from how they met to when they split and reunited.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik become parents to a baby girl

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are parents to a baby girl
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are parents to a baby girl. Picture: Gigi Hadid/Instagram

In September 2020 Gigi and Zayn announced the arrival of their baby girl with similar Instagram posts of their daughter's adorably tiny hand.

"Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love," Gigi captioned her announcement to her 59 million followers.

Meanwhile, Zayn, who is usually quiet on social media, wrote a sweet message to his fans: "Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful. to try 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, and thankful for the life we will have together."

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik announce pregnancy

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik confirmed their pregnancy news in May
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik confirmed their pregnancy news in May. Picture: Gigi Hadid/Instagram

Gigi confirmed she was pregnant days after reports of her baby news first surfaced.

Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from her family's farm, Gigi told the host: "Obviously, you know, we wish we could've announced it on our own terms, but we're very excited, happy, and grateful for everyone's well-wishes."

TMZ reported on 28 April Gigi is pregnant with her first baby with singer Zayn and hours later Gigi's mum Yolanda confirmed the news to a Dutch radio station, saying she's "excited to become a grandmother in September."

The news came days after Gigi celebrated her 25th birthday, where it looked like she’d combined the bash with a gender reveal party to get her family guessing on whether they’re having a boy or a girl.

How long have Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik been together?

Zayn Malik posted this picture with Gigi Hadid in December 2015
Zayn Malik posted this picture with Gigi Hadid in December 2015. Picture: Zayn Malik/Instagram

Zayn and Gigi met at a friend's birthday party a few years before they got together but were first spotted together just three months after he called off his engagement to Perrie Edwards. The couple were outed after they were photographed holding hands in November 2015.

In January 2016 Gigi starred in Zayn’s steamy ‘PILLOWTALK’ video and weeks later in February they confirmed they’re together, starring in their first joint photo shoot for Vogue in Naples that April.

When did Gigi and Zayn go Instagram official?

Gigi Hadid confirmed her relationship with Zayn Malik with this Instagram picture
Gigi Hadid confirmed her relationship with Zayn Malik with this Instagram picture. Picture: Gigi Hadid/Instagram

The couple confirmed their relationship in December 2015 when Zayn posted a now-deleted black and white Polaroid of Gigi holding her beau’s face.

Meanwhile, Gigi shared a topless snap of Zayn holding her cat despite Zayn calling the dating rumours “just good friends” when he spoke to Zane Lowe that same month.

After finally confirming their romance in February 2016 Gigi posted another snap of Zayn with her cat, this time not cutting out the star’s face and captioning it with a pink heart emoji.

When did Gigi and Zayn make their red carpet debut?

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's red carpet debut at the MET Gala 2016
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's red carpet debut at the MET Gala 2016. Picture: Getty

The showbiz pair sent photographers into a frenzy when they walked the red carpet together at the 2016 Met Gala.

Gigi looked incredible in a Tommy Hilfiger gown while Zayn wore a Versace suit complete with a robotic arm for the ‘Fashion in an Age of Tehnolgy’ theme.

When did Gigi and Zayn meet each other’s families?

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid's families are thought to be close
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid's families are thought to be close. Picture: Yolanda Hadid/Instagram

Gigi and her mum Yolanda spent Eid with Zayn and his family, making the next step in their relationship by getting the families to hang out together. Yolanda even posted a joint selfie of the couple with their mums to mark the special occasion.

Why did Gigi and Zayn split?

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid split for a short time in 2018
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid split for a short time in 2018. Picture: Zayn Malik/Twitter

Gigi and Zayn first split in March 2018, with each of them posting statements of their own on Twitter before Zayn went on to unfollow both Gigi and her mum.

However, two weeks later they were seen kissing in New York and in June they returned to posting pictures of each other on Instagram.

Break up rumours hit them again in January 2019, with a source at E! claiming this time around: “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."

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HEY VALENTINE Z on the farm ♡ Dec 2019

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After Gigi briefly dated Bachelorette star Tyler Cameron for a brief few months from August to October, she and Zayn got back in touch toward the end of 2019.

The model confirmed they’re back on with a Valentine’s Day post of her man on her family’s farm.

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