Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik announced on Tuesday that they have split after more than two years of dating.

Malik was the first to confirm the news. After reports of the breakup started circulating online, the former One Direction member took to Twitter to address fans.

鈥淕igi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving, and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and friend,鈥 Malik wrote. 鈥淪he has such an incredible soul. I鈥檓 grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time; we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ鈥

Hadid posted her own statement shortly after. 鈥淏reakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years, not only in the relationship, but in life in general,鈥 she wrote. 鈥淚鈥檓 forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever鈥檚 meant to be will always be. xG鈥

Earlier in the day, some eagle-eyed fans noticed that Malik had unfollowed both Gigi and her mother, Yolanda Hadid, on Instagram.

Hadid and Malik started dating in November 2015. There hadn鈥檛 been any public indication of problems between the couple, who often 鈥 and up until very recently 鈥 shared loving messages and sent support to each other on social media. Fans speculated that Malik had even had Hadid鈥檚 eyes tattooed on his chest earlier this year. While neither has given a reason for the breakup, it鈥檚 clear that the two remain on very friendly terms.

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