Cape Town - Supermodel Gigi Hadid has hit back at fans throwing shade at her relationship with Zayn Malik.
She and the Pillow Talk singer, who became romantically involved in late 2015, split up in March this year because of work pressure, The Sun reports. But little more than a month later the couple were spotted kissing on the streets of New York, sparking rumours that they’d rekindled their love.
Since then the pair have been scrutinised on a private Instagram account dedicated to exposing fake relationships – including, supposedly, that of Gigi and Zayn (25). The account posts “confessions” about the couple submitted by other users, E News reports.
A user posted a picture of the couple and pointed out that Zayn doesn’t follow 23-year-old Gigi.
“Whatever Gigi does for promo. Fact is that Zayn is not going to follow Gigi or ever going to post her picture on his Instagram again.”
But Gigi was quick to slam the unknown user. “Seems like u guys tag me in a new post every day . . . pls stop,” she wrote.
“It’s just negative, I really have no hard feelings towards you I just know what a beautiful world there is to go out and live in instead of trying to dissect a relationship between two people that you don’t even know and that you do not see 99% of.
“For someone who is virtually inactive on the app, I don’t need his follow – my eyes are tattooed to his chest.
“The energy you put into this does not serve you or your life in any way kids . . . truly ‘beating a dead horse’. You guys can call it promo but I just post about my boyfriend like anyone else, whether I support z or he supports me is out of love and excitement for one another.
“There’s nothing to figure out all the time . . . give it a break.
“This is my last comment on this matter but I hope u know it’s not coming from a bad place.
“Just would love for you to find something else that inspires you in life . . . x.”
One of the owners of the Instagram account replied to Gigi: “I don’t care, comment or no comment, I will still like you lol. I know you aren’t a bad person which is why this confession didn’t come from me. I will still keep this account and believe what I want to believe. All the love though x,” E News reports.
While some have commented that Gigi should have responded to the owner privately, a fan of the couple came to their defence.
Fans of the model applauded her for standing up for herself and her relationship.