AceShowbiz - Zayn Malik has broken his social media silence after fans speculated that he joined a plus-size dating app to find "curvy" women following his breakup from Gigi Hadid. When making his return to Instagram, the former One Direction singer showed off his new tattoo.
The "Pillow Talk" crooner took to his Instagram account on Tuesday, February 1 to share a selfie. In the photo, he pouted for the camera while flaunting his new neck tattoo. Though he left his post captionless, many of his fans admitted that they "missed" him in the comment section.
"WE MISSED YOU KING!" wrote one person, adding a red heart emoji. In the meantime, a separate fan exclaimed, "HELLLOOOOOO MISS YOU." A third chimed in, "Thanks for blessing my feed king."
Zayn went silent on social media after he allegedly signed up for a dating app, called WooPlus, following his messy breakup with Gigi. Last month, a man who appeared to be the British singer was spotted on the app as he wished to find "big beautiful women."
However, many fans insisted that the man, who sported a full beard, wasn't the "Dusk Till Dawn" singer. The Zayn look-alike also claimed in his profile that his name's Zed and his location was tagged as Ottsville, Philadelphia. In fact, the singer lived in Pennsylvania while dating the supermodel.
Zayn, who shares 16-month-old daughter Khai with Gigi, went separate ways with the supermodel following an alleged physical altercation with her mom Yolanda Hadid last September. It was reported that he called "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alum a "f**king Dutch s**t" and ordered her to "stay away from [his] f**king daughter" during a heated argument at his and Gigi's shared home.
As for now, Zayn, who had denied the accusations, and Gigi reportedly are "getting along just fine." A source close to the exes said, "They've been in each other's lives in some way or another for the past few weeks," noting that "there is no custody battle going on right now."
The insider added that they're "just trying to work things out as co-parents," pointing out that Zayn has been continuing to prove he is a "responsible father" to their little girl. Another source claimed that Zayn "has been working on himself." The insider said, "There's still a strong emotional connection between him and Gigi, but there are also lingering trust issues."
"He'd have to prove that he has fixed his anger problems and completely changed for Gigi to consider giving him another chance," the informant claimed. "They're taking it one day at a time and seeing what happens, but she's prioritizing Khai over anything else."