Fans that loved the idea that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid might be in a real relationship might feel like they have been left hanging lately. However, Gigi seems to have a good excuse as to why she has not been spending time with Zayn Malik, and it appears that her mother and sister have taken precedence.
Around December 16, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid appeared to "confirm" their relationship, according to Instagram. Sadly, over 10 days later, no new pics of the couple hanging out around the holiday tree and drinking wassail have appeared on social media.
Instead, Gigi Hadid may have opted out of hanging out with Zayn Malik to console her sister. While there were pics on Twitter of Gigi Hadid on Christmas Eve celebrating with her family -- they were all Zayn-less.
Adding to this, Bella Hadid posts a picture on Instagram of her with her mother (and perhaps other family) skiing on December 26.
Nevertheless, the real news is that Bella Hadid and The Weeknd are taking a break in their relationship -- and Gigi may have ditched Zayn Malik to give Bella (and their heartbroken mother) some extra holiday support.
According to the Daily Mail, insiders say that as of December 26, "[Bella Hadid and The Weeknd] are still in each other's lives though, just not in the same exclusive capacity."
Just Jared points out that Gigi and Bella's mother tweeted on Christmas, "The best thing to hold onto in Life is each other."
Of course, Bella and Gigi Hadid may have put their relationships with Zayn Malik and The Weeknd on hold because they genuinely want to show their mother, Yolanda Foster, their full support during her divorce and health issues.
According to a December 4 report from Hollywood Life, Zayn Malik sincerely wanted to help Gigi support her family, but obviously the holidays may be family-only when there are recent breakups.
Outside of being supportive of her mother and sister, Gigi Hadid might be taking a break from Zayn Malik because things have gotten a little bit awkward between them. Allegedly, according to Perez Hilton, insiders dished on December 24 and had the following to say about potential Zayn Malik/Gigi Hadid relationship drama.
"Gigi would gladly appear in one of [Zayn Malik's] upcoming videos. The only thing that has been talked about though concerning any music video of his is that he has to be the star of it. With her in it, it could possibly take away his thunder. So they would have to use her correctly if she was ever used."In the end, Zayn Malik could be getting the short end of the stick over the Christmas holidays because he does not fit in with the Hadid family in a key way -- and it may be due to Chloe Hadid and Justin Bieber.
In one of Bella's recent tweets, she informs Gigi and Chloe that she is in the bathtub. While the internet still does not have a lot of exact information about who Chloe Hadid is -- it is well-known that Chloe Hadid has a Twitter account and goes by @BieberHadid.
But does Chloe Hadid actually have any beefs with Zayn Malik? Although some fans name their Twitter accounts after celebrities and then stop loving them, Chloe Hadid does not appear to have abandoned Justin Bieber. In fact, on December 26, Chloe Hadid tweeted "voice of a generation" along with a Justin Bieber video from his Capital FM performance.
In other words -- could Zayn Malik be getting the shaft from the Hadid family because, simply put, Chloe could be taking sides and using her influence in the Zayn Malik/Justin Bieber debate?
The Standard recently wrote that Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik fans need to take a stand about which one is truly number one, and it appears that some fans are clearly passionate about this issue.
Outside of being put in the popularity ring with Justin Bieber and perhaps feeling lonely for Gigi, Christmas week for Zayn Malik was a bit chaotic.
For instance, the Mirror reported on December 27 that a hotel that Zayn Malik has stayed at in the past, The Lowry in Salford near Manchester, was completely flooded when a local river randomly broke through its banks.
This is a huge disappointment for many celebrities worldwide, according the Manchester Evening News, since The Lowry hotel is the "top tourism hotel" in the U.K. as of 2014.
As if losing a spot at the top hotel is not enough, Zayn Malik's name is also being dragged through the mud around Christmas. This time, Vicki Pattinson, "celebrity monarch," is taking a swing at Zayn Malik in the press, according to the Chronicle.
Zayn Malik appears to have really gotten Pattinson angry because he "cheated on" Perrie Edwards and was an "utter love rat" and "bell end" for breaking Perrie's heart.
Adding to this, Zayn Malik's ex, Perrie Edwards, seems to be officially moving on -- and the only "bell end" that Perrie is worried about is her bestie, Jade Thirwell.
The Sun reports on December 23 that Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirwall of Little Mix went out on the town to celebrate Jade's birthday. Regardless, Perrie takes time to warn Jade that she should not tell people that they are confirming the ideas that Little Mix fans have that they are in a "Larry Stylinson" relationship -- because it might confuse potential flirts from cute guys.
Fans accuse Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction of being in a secret relationship -- and fans have made a similar move with "Jerrie" (A.K.A. Jade and Perrie). For Jade's birthday, Perrie Edwards tweeted a message that makes it seem she's up for flirting with guys (and not secretly romancing Jade) -- and does not care if Zayn Malik sees it on social media.
In the anti-"Jerrie" tweet to Jade, Perrie Edwards says the following on social media on December 23.
"Happy birthday m'love! Oh and p.s if there's any cute guys tonight I'd appreciate it if you DIDN'T scare them all off by telling them they'll always be second best to you cuz 'Jerrie' is real! Thanks petal…"[Picture by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]