"It’s definitely stirring up drama on Zayn’s side."
Zayn Malik has unfollowed his ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid on Instagram after rumours of the supermodel dating Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio started brimming.
Gigi Hadid and Leonardo DiCaprio have also been photographed together at events and it seems like the whispers aren’t far from the truth.
The former One Direction band member is no more among Gigi Hadid’s 75.7 million followers on the photo-sharing app.
However, unfollowing is a one-way street for now. The model is still following Zayn Malik, reported Elle.
The ‘There You Are’ crooner unfollowed her shortly after she was papped getting cosy with the Titanic star at a party in New York, which originally sparked romance rumours.
Following the intimate sighting, an insider told Hollywood Life that the ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ singer wants to win Gigi Hadid back and that “all of this news about her and Leo has been upsetting for him.”
The said source also commented on Gigi Hadid having to deal with the “drama” stirring up on Zayn’s end.
The source added: “Gigi is doing her best to manage it all, but it’s definitely stirring up drama on Zayn’s side that she’s having to deal with.”
Previously, in photos obtained by the Daily Mail, the actor and the 27-year-old supermodel could be seen leaning in close together as they tried to chat during a loud party.
The party reportedly was thrown at Casa Cipriani by the 47-year-old Oscar-winning star’s friends Richie Akiva and Darren Dzienciol in Manhattan’s Soho neighbourhood on September 10, 2022.
The pairing appears to be the first time the Oscar winner has ever dated a woman older than 25, and Gigi would also be the first woman he has dated who is a mother.
Following the leaking of the new pictures, a source close to the couple said while they are dating, they are ‘taking it slow,’ according to Page Six.
The source went on to say that the couple has been out together just the two of them as well as hanging out in groups with the pair not calling themselves ‘exclusive’ yet.
Zayn and Gigi Hadid dated on and off from 2015 to 2021 and finally called it quits earlier this year after the singer got into a physical altercation with the model’s mother Yolanda Hadid.
Zayn Malik pleaded no contest to the other three.
He was on 90 days probation for each count, totalling 360 days, on a condition to be terminated if his behaviour was appropriate in six months.
He was also ordered to complete an anger management class and a domestic violence program.
The former couple is parents to daughter Khai, who turned two years old in September 2022.