Split: Malik and Hadid

Model Gigi Hadid presenting a creation by Tod's at the Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection fashion show in Milan last month.
Model Gigi Hadid presenting a creation by Tod's at the Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection fashion show in Milan last month.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

LOS ANGELES • Singer Zayn Malik recently got a tattoo of supermodel Gigi Hadid's eyes on his chest.

But the couple are now no longer seeing eye to eye, it seems, as they announced on Tuesday that they have split up after two years of dating.

Malik, a former member of British boyband One Direction, and Hadid, a model for Victoria's Secret, Fendi and Tommy Hilfiger, gave no reason for the split.

But they remained civil in their comments. Malik, 25, tweeted that he and Hadid "had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship" and that he had huge admiration for her "as a woman and a friend".

Hadid, 22, in her tweet, wished Malik the best for the future, saying: "I'm forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons that Z and I shared."

The two started dating in late 2015 and became one of the most sought-after celebrity couples after they appeared together in Malik's romantic Pillowtalk music video in January 2016.

They went public with their relationship by appearing together at the Met Gala in May 2016 and were photographed together on the August 2017 cover of Vogue magazine.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'Split: Malik and Hadid'. Print Edition | Subscribe