Zayn Malik… is that you?!?
The singer recently returned to social media to show off his freshly shaven, clean-cut look.
The last time we saw the Brit on Instagram was on January 14, and he was rocking a full beard with messy, rugged hair.
Zayn In January
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Many of his fans were taken aback by Z’s new look, because we really haven’t seen him look this way since the early days of One Direction… you know, when he was still IN the band!
He left One Direction in 2015.
Zayn in February
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One fan wrote, “excuse me what?”
Another replied, “Giving 2014 vibes,” while someone else commented, “This is Zayn from 2013. THIS IS FRAT BOY ZAYN AND I DON’T ACCEPT ANY OTHER OPINION ABOUT IT.”
Others were just thrilled to see him back on the Gram.
One Direction Circa 2013
2021 was a rough year for the singer given he and his long-time girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, ended their years-long relationship after a physical altercation went down between Z and Gigi’s mom.
The Blast informed you that Yolanda Hadid claimed the singer “struck” her after she showed up unannounced to their East Coast home while Gigi was out of town for work.
On September 29, Yolanda stopped by the house to check in on her granddaughter, Khai, and Zayn didn’t take kindly to her unannounced drop in.
The two exchanged some words, which included Z calling Yolanda a “Dutch s**t,” and an altercation ensued.
Zayn was given two harassment charges involving Yolanda, one charge for harassing Gigi over the phone and another charge involving a security guard, John McMahon, whom he attempted to “physically engage in a fight” with per court documents.
Zayn has plead no contest to all of the charges, but he will have to serve 90 days probation for each count.
The singer released a statement on Twitter and gave a personal statement to TMZ.
Zayn told the outlet, “I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid, and for the sake of my daughter, I decline to give any further details, and I hope that Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private.”
In the wake of the altercation, as we previously mentioned, Zayn and Gigi called off their relationship, but continue to co-parent their daughter.
Z has reportedly moved on from Gigi and joined a plus-sized dating website.
In a 2021 exclusive report from The Sun, the singer is reportedly looking for love online.
The outlet reports the “Pillow Talk” crooner is on the “WooPlus” dating website.
Wooplus.com is described as “The Dating App For Curvy People to Enjoy Dating & Find Love.”
According to the website it has 445,108 “Active Members” and has 3,354,589 “Matches.” Their services include free chatting with members, quality users and an inclusive community.
WooPlus claims to be the “most popular curvy dating app.”
It’s website states, “WooPlus is the best online dating app for big beautiful women (BBW), big handsome men (BHM), and all people who love plus size singles. It has been featured on 50+ major media such as. BBC, Yahoo, Mirror, People and alike.”
According to The Sun, the app uses facial recognition technology to help verify users’ identities and a clip of Zayn taking part in an emoji challenge on it has been leaked online.
Zayn Moves On From Gigi Hadid
If this comes as a shock given that he’s dating Gigi, Perrie Edwards and women of that slim structure, he did previously mention he liked curvier women.
In a 2016 interview with Billboard, he said, “I like girls that are a bit chunky in certain areas — the nice areas. I like a fuller woman.”
Zayn was with Gigi on-and-off from from 2018 to 2021.
They first sparked romance rumors in 2015; however, the One Directioner was engaged to Little Mix singer, Edwards.
‘ZiGi’ as they were called by fans, were spotted leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party holding hands.
He dumped the Little Mix singer in August 2015 with a single text message.
Perrie would go on to profit greatly from the breakup with the release of “Shout Out To My Ex.”
Gigi and Zayn welcomed their first child together in September 2020.