Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are reportedly bonding over his struggles with anxiety.
According to a new report, the former One Direction singer recently opened up to the 21-year-old model about his mental health, and it has made them much stronger as a couple following their brief split weeks ago.
“Zayn has opened up to [Gigi Hadid] about his anxiety the past few weeks,” a source revealed to E! News on June 13. “Zayn and Gigi have been through a lot these past few months, but they are really trying to communicate better going forward.”
— E! News (@enews) June 13, 2016
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have reportedly been on and off for the past couple of months, but after Malik canceled his appearance at the Capital Summertime Ball last weekend, the pair reunited in London, confirming they are currently back on.
At the time of Malik’s show cancelation, he took to Twitter, where he told fans he was dealing with “the worst anxiety of my career.” In turn, Gigi Hadid shared a tweet of her own, which included a message of support for her boyfriend and told him she loved him.
“He has felt an enormous amount of pressure with his anxiety for a few months now. Performing is not always as easy as it looks,” another insider shared. “Zayn loves his fans and never wants to disappoint them. [Gigi Hadid] has been by Zayn’s side the past week and has been really understanding to him and his feelings.”
“[Gigi Hadid] is a great listener and always wants to help if she can when it comes to her loved ones. Gigi’s family has been there for Zayn as well,” the source continued. “They are all helping out by giving him comfort and showing him support to get through this difficult personal time. Zayn really appreciates Gigi even more after this because he sees how much Gigi is there for him.”
— People Magazine (@people) June 14, 2016
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik began dating at the end of last year after Hadid split from Joe Jonas and in early May, they made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala in New York City. Shortly after, however, their romance began to face rumors of feuds, and eventually, reports claimed they had parted ways.
Although Gig Hadid and Zayn Malik have stayed mum about their breakups and makeups, a source claims the couple recently got a new outlook on their relationship and have since been doing much better than they were just weeks ago.
“They have been working on their communication and being honest with each other and so far things are great,” a Hadid source explained to People Magazine on June 13. “They were fighting all the time and Gigi caught Zayn in a handful of lies and couldn’t take the mystery anymore, so she dumped him.”
Following the breakup, Malik “kept incessantly apologizing and wanted another chance,” and Gigi Hadid eventually gave in.
“She’s determined to prove himself to [Gigi Hadid],” added the source. “Everything’s good at the moment, but things could change overnight. Zayn is really going to need to continue to prove himself to her. Otherwise, she may not stick around.”
Even during the time they were apart, Gigi Hadid hinted that she wanted to get back with Zayn by sharing a number of posts on social media, including an Instagram post which read, “Missing you.”
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