It’s been almost a year since Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik first publicly professed their love to each other—in the form of the One Direction alum’s PDA-heavy “Pillowtalk” video—but their upcoming first anniversary might bring an additional celebration. That is, if the rumors are to be believed that Hadid and Malik are engaged. The internet sure thinks that’s the case, as talk of the potentially engaged couple started swirling when Hadid was spotted with a new gold ring on her ring finger.
While out in New York City, Gigi Hadid was photographed wearing a dainty, minimal gold band on her second-to-last finger. It didn’t take long for the rumors to spread after the photo circulated on Twitter, prompting some users to wonder if the model and her artist boyfriend—or, Zigi, as their fans refer to them—are planning on tying the knot.
Of course, a ring could just be a ring. Maybe Hadid purchased it as a self-reward for her robust 2016, a year in which she was inescapable, from her campaigns for Reebok to Tommy Hilfiger. Not to mention, she also took home the title of Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards.
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Or, maybe the gold band was simply a gift from her boyfriend, Zayn. It wouldn’t be the first time a celebrity gifted another with a piece of non-matrimonial bling—recall last year when Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Tyga gave her a flashy diamond “promise” ring.
So far, Hadid and Malik have yet to comment on the ring. The last time Hadid addressed their relationship was last week when she wrote in an Instagram post to Zayn, “Happy birthday, my handsome! So lucky to know and love a soul like yours. Wishing you the best year ever!!!” If marriage is in the cards, it could truly be the best year ever.
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