Gigi Hadid Showers Zayn Malik With Love in 25th Birthday Tribute

Model and singer have been dating for more than two years

By Corinne Heller Jan 12, 2018 6:16 PMTags

A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on

Happy birthday, Zayn Malik!

The pop star celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday and got a sweet tribute from his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. He and the 22-year-old model have been dating for more than two years.

"Love this man more than I could ever put into words, & am inspired by his drive to be and do better everyday," Hadid wrote on Instagram, alongside a Boomerang video of her and Zayn nuzzling. "Cheers to YOUR YEAR my @zayn - happiest happiest birthday & 25th year of life !! I'm proud to be by your side x."

Hadid also included more photos of her with Malik.

See more cute pics of the couple through the years below.

Are They or Aren't They?

Hadid and Malik spark romance rumors after they were seen leaving an American Music Awards after-party together in Nov. 2015.

Instagram Official

The couple confirm their relationship on social media in Dec. 2015. 

Video Vixens

Hot, hot, hot! The supermodel co-stars in Zayn's "Pillowtalk" music video, and the rest is history! 

Red Carpet Cuties

During their first joint red carpet appearance at the Met Gala in May 2016, Hadid embraces her love with some sweet PDA.

Cozy Time

Back in the early days of their relationship, the lovebirds snuggle with a kitty. 

Brief Farewell

Gigi and Zayn's relationship hits a rough patch in June 2016 when they briefly split. Just days later, they're very much back on

Doe-Eyed Duo

 In Sept. 2016, the young couple looks very much in love at the Versus Versace show in London.

Showing Some Street Style

Always the fashionable duo, the couple depart from Hadid's New York apartment looking chic.


The former One Direction band member gave his lady a kiss on her 22nd birthday in 2017.

Birthday Kisses

The lovebirds share another sweet kiss on the model's birthday in April 2017.

Celebrating Eid Mubarak

Proud moms Yolanda Hadid and Trisha Malik celebrate the holiday with their children in September 2017. 

Together Forever

One word: Aww

Enjoying Some Spooktacular Fun

Spider Man and Cat Woman to the rescue! The couple channel their inner super heroes for Halloween. 

Two Years Down

In honor of their second anniversary in Nov. 2017, Zigi share a romantic smooch. 

Showered With Love

Gigi shares a sweet video of herself with Zayn on his 25th birthday in 2018. 

Birthday in Black

The stylish duo leaves Zayn's 25th Men in Black-themed birthday party hand-in-hand in New York City.

It's Over

After two years together, Gigi and Zayn go their separate ways in March 2018.

"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," Malik tweets at the time. "I'm grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time. We wish this news would have come from us first. We love you all."

On-Again, Off-Again

But just a few months later, the fashion model and the "Dusk Till Dawn" singer confirm they're back together with a cozy photo posted on Hadid's Instagram Story in June.

They're ''Back in Touch''

Back in November 2019, Hadid was reconnecting with her former flame after being romantically linked with the former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron. An E! News source said that the supermodel "has always had a soft spot for Zayn and they have a lot of history together." The source also shared, "They went through a phase where they took time apart and weren't communicating at all, but they have been in touch recently. She is supportive of him. They chat here and there but it's been casual." 



Spending Time Apart?

In January 2019, the two were rumored to be "spending time apart" after split speculation. A source informed E! News that the former One Direction member and the Victoria's Secret model "have been spending apart since early November." The insider said the two of them "think it's best for the sake of their relationship right now."

Celebrating Zayn's Birthday Together

After officially calling it quits in 2018, the pair reconciled December 2019 and rung in the new year together. In January 2020, the two celebrated Malik's 27th birthday in New York city. "Gigi and Zayn got back together right before the holidays in December," a source told E! News. "Zayn has been reaching out to Gigi for the last month and she is giving him another chance. She has always loved him and the break between the two was needed. Zayn has been working on his past music and focusing on his health and is in a really good place currently."


Valentine's Day

It's officially official. In February 2020, the model confirmed that her on-again-off-again relationship with Malik is back on with a sweet Valentine's Day post. Taking place on her @gisposible account, where the model shows off her love of photography with her disposable camera, the 25-year-old shared a snapshot of Malik from one of their previous adventures. "HEY VALENTINE," she captioned the picture. "Z on the farm. December 2019."

A Party of Three

On April 28, 2020, it was revealed that Hadid and Malik were expecting their first child together

Proud Parents

The two lovebirds are officially parents to a baby girl! The former One Direction member shared the news on Twitter on Sept. 23. "Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful," he wrote, "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, & thankful for the life we will have together x"

The End of the Road

In October 2021, Zayn and Gigi split up once again, a source close to the Hadids told E! News. News of their break up came just hours after TMZ reported that Zayn allegedly struck Gigi's mom, Yolanda Hadid, over a dispute. The musician denied the claim, telling the outlet in part, "I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid and for the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details." 

Hadid and Malik first sparked romance rumors in November 2015 after she was spotted leaving an American Music Awards after-party with him. They then fueled the rumors after Malik released his steamy "Pillowtalk" music video, which features Hadid.

The two made their first joint red carpet appearance at the 2016 Met Gala.