‘Stay Away From My Man!’ Gigi Hadid Fights Back
Just when we thought Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik were over the worst of their troubles, Justin Bieber jumps in and ruins it all…
In terms of the worst things that could possibly ever, ever, ever happen to you, finding out that one of your best mates might have hooked up with your boyfriend has to be pretty much up there. But that was the reality for Gigi Hadid last week as Justin Bieber seemed to accuse his ex Selena Gomez of hooking up with Gigi’s boyfriend Zayn Malik. Awkward or what?
Let’s take you through this. Last week, Justin, 22, and Selena, 24, got into a war of words after the Company hitmaker told fans he was going to make his Instagram private if they didn’t stop bullying his current girlfriend, 18-year-old Sofia Richie. Selena got involved, telling Justin that maybe he should keep their relationship private ‘lol’ (her word, not ours). Justin hit back and Selena then accused him of cheating. In response, it’s alleged that he suggested she’d hooked up with Zayn, 23, while she was still together with Justin. That escalated quickly, didn’t it? Although it was later claimed that Justin – who eventually deleted his Instagram account completely – didn’t post the comment, friends say it had already upset Gigi, 21, who believes something could have happened between Selena and Zayn.
‘Gigi doesn’t really know what to think,’ says a friend. ‘The thought of Selena and Zayn potentially having hooked up is really upsetting to her. He’s promised her nothing ever happened between them but it’s causing her a lot of sleepless nights.’
It can’t have helped that in an interview in the November issue of Instyle, which came out around the time that Zayn and Gigi got together, Selena said: ‘If he [Zayn] had asked me out on a date, I would be seen with him. Just kidding but not kidding.’
‘Obviously it’s never nice to think that your friend might be after your boyfriend,’ says our source. ‘Everyone thinks it’s one of the reasons Selena and Gigi don’t spend much time together any more.’ In fact, friends say this could be the reason why Selena has mysteriously disappeared from Taylor Swift’s squad. Selena used to be an integral part of Tay’s girl gang but at her 4 July party in Rhode Island this year, Gigi was notably on the invite list, while Ms Gomez was nowhere to be seen. Eek.
Gigi and Zayn’s relationship hasn’t been an easy one. Although she recently moved in to his LA home, their road to cohabitation has been rocky, with the couple splitting in June before getting back together just a couple of weeks later. At the time, Zayn’s commitment issues were blamed for their decision to go their separate ways.
And it seems last week really wasn’t a good week for Gigi. As well as her relationship woes, the model was forced to hit back on Instagram after being body shamed by one of her fans who accused her of losing weight to fit into the modelling industry. Gigi – who’s previously landed campaigns for Tom Ford and Versace – replied to the user, saying: ‘It’s called growing up, bodies change as girls become women.’ She went on to say: ‘I love my body as a 17-year-old athlete, I love my body now. Yes, I’ve lost some of my baby fat, but muscle mass from my intensive volleyball training at high school has changed over the years into lean muscle from boxing and work stress can have its effect, naturally, but purposefully changing my body has never been my thing.’ Here’s hoping the next week is a bit better for Gigi, eh?
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