How To Cope With Gigi & Zayn's Alleged Split
As you may or may not already know (given that you're reading this article) something terrible has happened. The power couple of 2016 — Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik — have reportedly broken up, according to a report by E! News. (Bustle has reached out to both Hadid and Malik's respective representatives, but has not yet heard back.) I know, I know. It's been a rough couple of days. First, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, now Gigi and Zayn. Who's next?! Mom and dad?! Anyway. During this time of shock, grief, and emotional distress, it's necessary that you soothe your aching heart with footage of Gigi and Zayn from happier times. It might come as no surprise to their dearest fans, but the one thing you should watch to get through Gigi and Zayn's break up happens to be the music video that kicked this whole magnificent love affair off: the "Pillowtalk" music video.
Just earlier this year, in February to be exact, Zayn premiered the video for the song off his first solo album, Mind of Mine. In it was confirmation of what (mostly) everyone already knew to be true at this point in time: that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik we're a thing. A real item. Of course, it wasn't made 100 percent official until Malik's radio interview with "Zach Sang & The Gang," where he confirmed that Gigi was his girlfriend. And the rest? The rest was history. Magical history.
Like I said, the interview reveal wasn't shocking. Given that the two already appeared to be close during this time, had flirted on social media (hey, that holds weight in today's modern world), and then given the nature of the video for "Pillowtalk" — which featured a very sad Malik being comforted by a not as sad (but still sort of sad?) Hadid and a lot of making out — we knew. We knew before Malik said anything. When Hadid cried red tears in that video, we all cried red tears! Just, happy ones. Revisit the beauty and revel in the palpable chemistry below.
Unfortunately, this is the only music video we have of the two of them, but I'd like to think that it's never too late for a "Pillowtalk Pt. II."
Just an idea I'm throwing out there. No pressure.