A Complete Timeline of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s Relationship

As reports say they're welcoming a new addition, let's take a look back at where it all began...

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Relationship Timeline

by Shana Lynch |
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In case you missed it, on-again off-again partners Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are definitely back together and are reportedly expecting their first child together — congratulations to the happy couple! But while things seem to be going pretty well right now, it hasn't always been that way for this beautiful pair.

The adventure has been full of ups and downs for Gigi and Zayn since the end of 2015 when they were first identified as a couple to watch. From public break-up statements to not-so-subtle magazine interviews, here's your complete guide to Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's relationship timeline — hold on tight, it's a bumpy ride.


Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's Relationship Timeline - Grazia

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November 2015

It all starts in November 2015{ =nofollow}, when Gigi and Zayn are pictured together leaving Justin Bieber's American Music Awards after-party; Gigi had presented an award at the show alongside Kylie Jenner. The couple is spotted holding hands while out and about in LA a few days later.

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January 2016

The singer and model tell everyone they're 'just friends,' but Gigi is pictured with her phone and the visible lock screen is a picture of Zayn{ =nofollow}... Suspicious. Zayn then releases the music video for his song 'Pillowtalk' and it features quite a lot of Gigi.

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CREDIT: Twitter

January 2016

And then, after the music video has been released, Gigi and Zayn share this exchange on Twitter, where the level of flirting is truly off-the-charts.

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February 2016

During an interview, radio hosts refer to Gigi as Zayn's girlfriend, Zayn is called Gigi's 'real-life boyfriend.'

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May 2016

The couple make their red carpet debut at the 2016 Met Gala in matching futuristic robot-themed outfits.

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June 2016

The first rumours that the pair have split up begin to trickle in, but Gigi quickly squashes them in an interview with_: when asked to choose between a night out or a night in, Gigi replied, 'Night in. Cook. Paint. Play with my dog. Hang out with my boyfriend. Watch movies. Just chill.'

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CREDIT: Instagram/gigihadid

July 2016

Helping to put fans' minds at ease, Gigi shares this adorable snap of the couple to Instagram confirming that they are indeed still together.

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October 2016

The couple are spotted on the FROW together at several shows during the Spring/Summer 2017 season.

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January 2017

Gigi is spotted with a ring on that finger, leading people to speculate the couple was engaged, but it turned out to be a fluke.

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CREDIT: Instagram/yolandahadid

September 2017

Gigi and Zayn go on holiday with Gigi's mother Yolanda, who posts this cute snap of the couple with the caption, '❤ufe0fSummer Loving....... #Family.'

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CREDIT: Instagram/gigihadid

October 2017

For Halloween, Gigi and Zayn go in matching Spiderman costumes and Gigi calls herself 'Spidey's girl.'

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CREDIT: Twitter

March 2018

The couple break up officially for the first time, with Zayn releasing this statement on Twitter.

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April 2018

Zayn is seen outside Gigi's apartment for the first time since they split and TMZ{=nofollow} catches them kissing. Are they back on?

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CREDIT: Instagram/gigihadid

June 2018

Zayn speaks to GQ{=nofollow}, where he states, 'We're adults. We don't need to put a label on it, make it something for people's expectations.'Gigi then posts a picture of the two cuddling to her Instagram story.

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January 2019

There are rumours of a split between Gigi and Zayn and reports say, 'They are in different points in their lives right now and decided they needed the time to breathe apart from each other.'

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January 2019

Gigi is seen leaving Zayn's apartment in NYC. Does this mean something? The Sun{=nofollow} posts the pictures.

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CREDIT: Instagram/gigihadid

December 2019

Gigi leaves Zigi fans going wild when she posts an Instagram story saying that she's cooking one of Zayn's mum's recipes.

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January 2020

Gigi and Zayn make their first public appearance in awhile leaving dinner at Il Buco in New York City alongside Bella Hadid, Yolanda Hadid and Dua Lipa ahead of Zayn's 27th birthday.

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CREDIT: Instagram/gisposable

February 2020

Confirming the couple is back together, Gigi posts a picture of Zayn on her secret Instagram account for Valentine's Day.

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CREDIT: Instagram/gigihadid

April 2020

Gigi celebrates her 25th birthday while in isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Zayn is there with her alongside sister Bella.

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April 2020

Congratulations are in order — the couple is reportedly expecting a baby together!

Fancy a look back at another famous couple through the years? Enjoy Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's relationship timeline...


Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's Relationship Timeline

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In an interview with Rolling Stone{=nofollow}, Jen revealed that, thanks to their managers, the actors met for the first time in 1994, saying 'He was just this sweet guy from Missouri, you know?'

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A few years later, after both splitting from their significant others (Jen with Tate Donovan and Brad with Gwyneth Paltrow), they went on their very first date, arranged by their managers. Jen would later say that from this very first date, they both knew.

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September 1999

It wasn't long before Hollywood's newest, hottest couple made their red carpet debut at the 1999 Emmy's.

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November 1999

Only a few months later, the couple attended a Sting concert in New York City where they joined the singer on stage so Jen could flash her new rock — a diamond engagement ring. They sang along to Sting's song 'Fill 'Er Up', which has some pretty poignant lyrics: 'We're going to Vegas, we're gonna get wed / So fill her up, son, don't be staring / Yeah, that's a real diamond she be wearing.'

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July 2000

Nine months later, Jen and Brad are wed in a magical Malibu celebration with 200 guests, 50,000 flowers, four bands, fireworks and a gospel choir, according to People{=nofollow}.

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September 2000

Two months later, the newlyweds make their red carpet debut as Mr and Mrs at the 2000 Emmy's.

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November 2001

Brad guest stars on Friends as Will Colbert, a man who hates Jen's character, Rachel Green. Is this telling?

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February 2003

In an interview with W Magazine{=nofollow}, Jen is asked if Brad is the love of her life. We'll let her answer speak for itself: 'Is he the love of my life? I think you're always sort of wondering, "Are you the love of my life?" I mean, I don't know, I've never been someone who says, "He's the love of my life." He's certainly a big love in my life.'

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February 2004

Speaking to The Guardian{=nofollow}, Jen says she's ready to start a family with Brad: 'It's time. It's time. You know, I think you can work with a baby, I think you can work pregnant, I think you can do all of it. So I'm just truly looking forward to slowing down.'

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May 2004

Brad meets actress Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith. Angelina would later state in an interview with Vogue{=nofollow} that she fell in love with Brad on set: 'Because of the film we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, 'God, I can't wait to get to work. ...anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair.'

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January 2005

Brad and Jen announce that they are splitting, releasing a statement that said: 'We would like to announce that after seven years together we have decided to formally separate. For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media. This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another. We ask in advance for your kindness and sensitivity in the coming months.'

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September 2005

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Jen addresses all the drama surrounding her and Brad's split, and Brad and Angelina getting together — specifically, a W Magazine shoot of Brad and Angelina together. 'Is it odd timing? Yeah. But it's not my life. He makes his choices. He can do—whatever. We're divorced, and you can see why…Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face,' Jen stated, before adding: 'There's a sensitivity chip that's missing.' Iconic.

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October 2005

Brad and Jen's divorce is finalised.

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December 2008

Jen gives another interview to Vogue{=nofollow} and discusses the statements made by Angelina regarding falling in love with Brad on set: 'There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening. I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss…. That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.'

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Jen begins dating actor Justin Theroux after the two worked on the film Wanderlust together.

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September 2011

Brad gives an interview to Parade{=nofollow} in which he seemingly calls his marriage to Jen a mistake: 'It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't.'The day the interview was published, Brad issued a statement apologising to Jen, saying 'Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself — and that, I am responsible for.

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September 2014

Brad and Angelina are married.

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January 2015

Jen sticks up for Brad in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter{=nofollow}, stating, 'We're not in daily communication. But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean? It was just, like, sometimes things [happen]. If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullsh*t. There's no story.'

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August 2015

Jen and Justin tie the knot.

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September 2016

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt.

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March 2017

Reports come out saying that Jen and Brad have been in contact after he tracked down her number through a 'tangled web' of contacts. It's stated that Brad wished Jen a happy birthday and confided in her regarding his split from Angelina.

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February 2018

Jen and Justin announce their separation.

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February 2019

Jen throws a lavish party for her 50th birthday and Brad is famously in attendance, sparking speculation that the exes are more than just friends.

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December 2019

Jen hosts an 'intimate' holiday party for close friends, including Brad. A source tells People 'they have been in touch a few times since her birthday and are keeping it friendly.'

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January 2020

In his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Brad jokes that he wanted to bring his mum as his date, but couldn't because 'any woman I stand next to, they say I'm dating.' Jen laughs in the audience, and the speculation begins.

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January 2020

Then a few weeks later, it's the picture seen around the world — Brad and Jen reunite backstage at the SAG Awards, and the media goes crazy. Since then, they've been reported to have kept in touch as friends.

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CREDIT: YouTube screenshot

September 2020

And Brad and Jen treated us again in September 2020, when they reunited for a charity table read of Fast Times At Ridgemont High. It was a tiny bit awkward as the exes played Linda Barrett and Brad Hamilton - and read that steamy scene. Jennifer stayed incredibly cool as she read, 'I think you're so sexy. Will you come to me?' Brad, however, blushed quite a bit.

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