Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have had an up and down relationship in recent months, and earlier this week, the former One Direction singer was noticeably absent as Hadid celebrated the 4th of July at Taylor Swift’s beach party.
Although Malik’s absence was certainly cause for concern to some, it turns out he was simply fasting during the time of the bash and didn’t want to tempt himself with what was surely an amazing selection of food.
“There’s no drama with [Gigi Hadid], Taylor, or anything like that. Zayn was actually fasting for Ramadan so he politely declined an invite,” a source told Hollywood Life on July 6. “He just didn’t want the temptation of food and drink to dissuade him from his beliefs, so he dodged the party. Gigi was very understanding, as was Taylor, and there was no fallout over it.”
— Just Jared Jr. (@justjaredjr) July 7, 2016
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik began dating in November of last year, but in April, as Gigi Hadid celebrated her 21st birthday, rumors of tension within their relationship began to surface. Then, one month later, sources claimed they had split, and in June, their breakup was confirmed by E! News.
At the time of their split, the outlet’s source claimed Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik had broken up a few times since her birthday, but claimed that they could be back together as soon as “tomorrow.” The source also revealed Gigi Hadid was upset about the breakup and missed her contact with the singer.
Days later, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s relationship was back on.
“They have been working on their communication and being honest with each other and so far things are great,” a source close to Gigi Hadid told People Magazine in June. “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.”
According to the source, Malik “kept incessantly apologizing and wanted another chance.”
While it remains unclear what exactly Malik was lying about, the source went on to reveal that he’s ready to prove himself to the model.
“[Gigi Hadid] gave it to him, and now he’s determined to prove himself to her,” the source explained. “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.”
— E! News (@enews) July 3, 2016
While Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have remained silent in regard to their up and down romance, the model remained supportive of Malik after he admitted to dealing with anxiety after canceling a scheduled performance in the U.K.
After Malik spoke of his mental health with fans on Twitter, claiming he was experiencing the worst anxiety of his life leading up to the performance, Gigi Hadid shared a message of her own on Twitter, in which she applauded Malik for his honesty.
“Things are back to normal with them,” a source close to Malik told E! News on July 1. “They got through a rough patch that Zayn was facing personally and it started to put a dark cloud on their relationship. [Gigi Hadid] was there for him when he needed her the most and that brought them closer than ever.”
Since rekindling their relationship, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have been spotted together frequently in New York City.
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