Zigi fans are in mourning while Perrie Edwards fans are rejoicing after Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid confirmed the end of their two-year relationship yesterday.
While both have issued gushing statements about their love having been oh so real man, neither has revealed who pulled the plug, or why.
However, the fact that Zayn has unfollowed Gigi and her mum Yolanda Foster on Instagram appears to suggest he could be the wounded party.
And just before confirming their split, he posted a shot of himself with the caption, “When Life throws you lemons , catch em so they don’t hit you in the f***ing face.”
Meanwhile, rumours abound as to what actually caused the split, with the finger being pointed at everything from their work schedules to itchy feet.
Theory number 1 – They drifted apart
Her modelling career takes her all over the world, while Zayn remains in LA working on his art and solo material, meaning that time together was reportedly in short supply.
And instead of making the heart grow fonder, absence reportedly made the heart grow cold.
“The reality is that they’ve grown apart,” a source told The Sun. “They have crazy work schedules that would put pressure on any relationship.”
Theory number 2 – Gigi got sick of playing mum
But perhaps Gigi got sick of doing all the work, with Zayn, 25, admitting in November that she organises pretty much everything.
“It’s actually not that hard for us [to line up schedules]. It helps that she’s really organized. Thank God! Because I’m really not, so she helps organize my schedule around seeing her,” he told Billboard magazine.
Theory number 3 – She wasn’t ready to settle down
Zayn’s always been serious about love, proposing to ex girlfriend Perrie Edwards when he was just 22.
And it was reportedly the same with Gigi, with the One Direction star said to have been desperate to wife her and make babies.
“Zayn is heartbroken over his break up with Gigi, he thought he was going to marry her,” a source told Hollywood Life.
“Zayn is still in love with Gigi and wanted to settle down and start a family with her. He was so wrapped up in her. He proposed to her several times while they were together. Zayn feels Gigi did not think he was entirely sincere and never took his proposals too seriously.
“He wishes she had said yes to him, but she told him she was too young and has a lot she wants to accomplish with her career before having children… heis thinking of ways to win her back.”
Theory number 4 – Could the grass be greener?
Yolanda appeared to suggest her 22-year-old daughter had decided to move on to ‘expose’ herself to new ‘learnings’ for the sake of her own personal growth.
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow,” she posted on Instagram. “The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way that we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open.”
Theory 5 – They’re on a break
Confirming the split on Twitter, Gigi left the door firmly open for a reunion.
“Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years… not only in the relationship, but in life in general,” she wrote.
“I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever’s meant to be will always be.”