Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have sadly split after two years of dating.
Releasing a statement on Twitter, Zayn wrote, “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.
“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.”
Gigi also confirmed the breakup on Twitter.
“Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years..not only in a relationship but in life in general,” she wrote.
“I’m forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be. x G.”
The news comes after fans suspected trouble in paradise, as Zayn posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, “When life throws you lemons, catch em so they don’t hit you in the f**king face.”
The pair released statement after The Sun broke the news that they had parted ways.
“Sadly, Zayn and Gigi have separated.” a source told The Sun. “They have crazy work schedules that would put pressure on any relationship.”
The 22-year-old model and 25-year-old singer were last photographed together in January.
The pair first sparked romance rumours in November 2015.