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Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid part ways

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

and have called it quits.

The former One Direction band member and announced their break up on Tuesday. They dated for more than two years.

"ZiGi", as the former couple's 66 million followers and 35 million followers affectionately call them, asked for privacy in their statements announcing their split, reports

"I'm grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time," said.

implied the split was amicable.

Speculation that the two had become a couple began when Hadid starred in Zayn's "Pillowtalk" video in early 2016.

The two did not make their relationship public until they walked the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala.

Months ago, got a tattoo of his now ex-girlfriend's eyes on his chest.

This is not the first high-profile break up for them.

Hadid split from in 2015, and the same year, Zayn parted ways with Little Mix Perrie Edwards.

"As for the future, whatever's meant to be will always be," Hadid said in her post.

Zayn no longer follows Hadid on



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:46 IST