While Zayn Malik has been crystal clear about leaving One Direction -- saying in an interview with Beats 1
on Thursday that he “never really wanted”
to be in the group -- he’s less forthcoming about his relationship with Gigi Hadid.
In the same interview, when host Zane Lowe mentioned that Malik was “in a relationship,” the 23-year-old singer seemed to hint that the two are anything but official.
“Yeah, we’re good friends,” he answered simply.
Malik and Hadid, 20, have been spotted out together
a few times since the model broke things off with Joe Jonas in November. A source told ET at the time that the two were “just having fun,”
but the two continued to share pics of each other on social media throughout the holidays. Malik posted a cuddled-up couple shot
on Dec. 20 and Hadid shared a shirtless pic
of the singer holding her cat on Jan 2.
It’s understandable that the two don’t get to spend much time together considering their busy schedules -- Hadid was in Paris this week for Fashion Week and Malik is preparing to launch his first solo single, "Pillowtalk," on Friday -- but maybe the singer’s comments are a sign that they’re over for good?
In any case, Hadid’s gal pal Kendall Jenner posted several supportive tweets about her friend and fellow model on Thursday.
“Gigi is the best girlfriend a KenGi could ask for,” Jenner, 20, tweeted, along with similar messages stating that her friend is “the Gi to my Ken” and endorsing Hadid “4 president.”
Hadid replied, “lol I love you so much.”
We may not know the status of “Zigi,” but one thing’s for sure, based on a tweet by Jenner that Hadid reposted: “#KenGiIsReal.”