There are a few reasons I was less than excited to hear that Zayn Malik released the "Pillowtalk" music video and single. One: I was not ready for what I perceived to be a dramatic shift into adult content, which I felt he was going to have to do in order to shed his One Direction image. Two: I am less than stoked about Malik and Gigi Hadid's new found romance. (Only because I thought her celebrity couple name with Joe Jonas, G.I. Joe, was literally the best celebrity couple name known to man. I'm sure they could have made it work just for that, but I digress.) Anyway, Malik's new single "Pillowtalk" is here, and both of my fears were acknowledged. However, I wasn't prepared for the level of cuteness Malik and Hadid would exhibit in "Pillowtalk."
Not to mention the amount of making out they would be doing during the video. While this video may signal the official time of death of G.I. Joe, I guess it signals the beginning of "Zigi" or "Gayne" (see, she should have stuck with G.I. Joe). They are super cute, and there seems to be tons of chemistry between them. While I would love to lay out every single moment of cuteness present between the couple from now until eternity, I'll save you the misery and just touch on a few of those music video moments from "Pillowtalk."
1. The Teasing
Let's talk about this intense almost lip lock. The will they-won't they dance, where we're left wondering if they will actually make out or if it's all just a PR tease. I'm kinda feeling both at this point. Don't get me wrong; it's so adorable that their faces are pressed together in some sort of strange half embrace. But, come on, we want to know if you're a couple!
2. Hug It Out
All of a sudden, they switched it up on me! I thought they were going to go right into the intense make-out session, but they moved into a hug. I see you, Zayne. Keeping it fresh.
3. Tough Love
And then she punched him. I definitely didn't see that one coming. I mean, it goes along with the theme of his song, but it just kind of came out of nowhere. I couldn't tell if they were being serious or playful, since you can't see either of their faces. I'm assuming it was playful, and, therefore, still the cutest thing ever.
4. Staring Longingly Into Each Other's Eyes
This isn't your typical cute love story music video, and I'm actually not sure why they keep switching rooms and lighting, but I'll go with it. Somehow, it makes them all the more mysterious and adorable.
5. What Took Them So Long
Finally! I thought they were never going to kiss! The suspense was killing me. Although if I'd known that, after this moment, they wouldn't stop kissing, then I probably wouldn't have been so anxious about it.
6. Still Kissing
I wasn't kidding. This is basically how they spend the rest of the music video, but somehow it's still adorable!
7. And Still Going
Here's another one, just in case you needed close-up proof that they did in fact kiss. Which I'm starting to think was the whole point of this music video.
8. And Another One
Of course they needed another wide shot to solidify the image in our minds. So, at this point, you've probably been convinced, as have I, that they are just the cutest couple ever.
9. They Stopped Kissing... Kidding!
Of course, it wouldn't be a music video without an artistic shot of them doing the same exact thing as before — just bathed in a little bit of high tech pizazz.
My conclusion is this: I have no idea whether Malik and Hadid are a couple, but they sure like to make out with one another. Also, they may be the cutest two-people-that-made-out-in-a-music-video to ever exist. However, they also may have the ugliest celebrity couple name, so there is some justice in the world. Check out the video below.
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