Zayn Malik goes on expletive-ridden rant defending Gigi Hadid from online trolls
The whole are-they-are't-they schtick with Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid is getting pretty tiresome. But Zayn's latest move - coming to Gigi's defence in a rather sweary manner - may have just cleared things up.
It came after Gigi was spotted out with her friend, Samuel Krost, and the tabloids wasted no time in branding him as her "mystery man." The model later took to Twitter to shut down the rumour mill, writing "If you outlets are going to continue writing bs headlines every time I’m seen with a friend of the male gender then there’s going to be a lot of unneeded confusion [sic]."
Zayn then proceeded to tweet, "To any dumb f*ck out there that wants to make their own stories up", which people naturally assumed was a response to his ex's tweet.
He then took to Twitter again, to deny that his initial tweet was about Gigi, and to defend her against online trolls. "My tweet was not about @GiGiHadid so leave her the f*ck alone she is the most amazing woman I’ve ever known / And does nothing but love and support me when lord knows I don’t deserve it / So if you have anything to say @ me and I’ll put you the f*ck straight / If you know nothing shut your f*cking mouth," he wrote.
The pair confirmed their relationship in November of 2015, but announced their first split in March 2018, with the model releasing a statement on Instagram at the time which read:
"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"
The former One Direction member added, "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"
By the end of April, however, Zayn and Gigi were spotted kissing, and publicly confirmed they were back together with a slew of loved up Instagram posts.
The 23-year-old model duly took to Instagram to hit back at rumours that she's rekindled her romance with Zayn as a publicity stunt.
"Seems like u guys tag me in a new post every day … pls stop," she wrote. "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."