Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid Are Likely Dating, As Proven By This Cat-Filled Instagram — PHOTO

You can call Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik a lot of things, but don't call them sly. Ever since Hadid and Malik were rumored to be dating following their post-American Music Awards hangout session, fans have been waiting in the wings to pick up any potential clue that these two celebs were secretly in love. Fortunately, the model and the former One Direction boy bander aren't exactly hiding their budding relationship. On Saturday, Hadid posted an Instagram picture that gave watchful fans a reason to believe all of those romance rumors, and it proved that these two are so not hiding anything.

Though Hadid and Malik haven't confirmed an official romantic relationship, it's hard not to jump to conclusions based on the plethora of evidence that the duo has provided. Paparazzi spotted the two holding hands in November, proving that they're definitely not camera shy. In December, Malik posted an Instagram pic of him and Hadid getting super cozy. Later that same month, Hadid was spotted wearing the shirt of Malik's favorite soccer team. I'm just waiting for the day that these two get inked with matching tattoos to confirm to the world that this romance is the real deal.

Now onto the new evidence, courtesy of Hadid's Instagram. The model posted a photo of a shirtless dude posing with a kitten on Saturday, and it raised serious eyebrows. Though you can't see the face of the man snuggling up to that adorable cat, the distinct tattoos and love of man jewelry points to one guy only — Malik.

So while Hadid and Malik may be keeping their lips sealed about those rumors that they are seeing one another, they're certainly not denying them, either. It's only a matter of time before these two are Hollywood's new official It Couple, and this latest Instagram has officially let the cat out of the bag.