Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik (aka Zigi) split in March after two years together and it just about broke us.
Both parties released personal statements on social media, emphasizing the love and respect they continue to share. Hadid’s message, in particular, left things rather open-ended, concluding with a look toward the future: “whatever’s meant to be will always be.”
Well … Nearly three months have passed, and it seems Zigi might indeed be meant to be. In late April, TMZ posted a photo of the pair locking lips, so, you know, we had our suspicions—but hey, a kiss between exes doesn’t necessarily mean reconciliation. It could be a goodbye kiss!
On Tuesday evening, Hadid all but confirmed that the era of Zigi continues when she posted a photo of herself in the arms of a heavily tattooed gentleman, playing Pokémon (?).
While Zayn’s face is hidden from view, his bleach blonde hair and several of his shoulder and arm tattoos are visible, including the recognizable racing flag tat on his right arm.
So … Unless Gigi’s dating a Zayn impersonator—crazier things have happened—the pair could be back on, or at least cool with showing off their PDA to an audience of more than 40 million.
Later in the evening, Zayn added to his Instagram story as well, seemingly corroborating Gigi’s post with a single photo of a Yu-Gi-Oh! card (though not an exact match, it’s certainly in the same family as Pokémon).
Last week, Zayn also posted a telling shirtless selfie, his chest tattoo of Gigi’s eyes on full display.