Model Gigi Hadid (left) and singer Zayn Malik arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in theManhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016.
Zayn may have given a little hint to the break up earlier this week when he posted a selfie on Instagram with the words: 'When Life throws you lemons, catch em so they don't hit you in the f*****g face'.
Going their separate ways: Yolanda's daughter Gigi Hadid has split with former One Direction after more than two years together.
Malik made a flattering statement describing Hadid as "an incredible soul" for whom he has "a huge amount of respect and adoration".
"I'm grateful to all of our fans for respecting this hard decision and our privacy at this time" Malik said.
"I'm forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons Z and I shared", the model's text-post continued.
"We played it cool for like ten minutes, and then I was like 'You're really cute, '" she told DeGeneres.
"I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have vast respect and love for", she added.
Zayn also flew to LA to spend Christmas with GiGi and her family. He later unfollowed his ex on the social media platform.
Hear more on Malik and Hadid's happier times together in the video below. "It's a mutual decision so no one has completely ruled out a reunion in the future, but for now that's not where their heads are at", the source added.