From calling off an engagement in 2015 to breaking up with the mother of his child in 2021, Zayn Malik's dating history has always been a hot topic of conversation. Dating now has to be different for Zayn than in the past, though. After all, he's now a father to his little girl Khai Hadid Malik.
As a single dad on the market, it looks like he may have pulled a new girl into his life. Rumor has it, he's now seeing Selena Gomez! Before his fatherhood days, Zayn dated some other young women in the industry. Here’s what you should know about his dating history.
Zayn dated Geneva Lane in 2010.
Let’s rewind all the way back to 2010. That was the year Zayn and Geneva Lane shared a short-lived romance during their time on The X Factor. She was a fellow finalist on the show but things didn’t end well for the two. According to Capital FM, she branded him a “heartbreaker” on Twitter.
Zayn briefly dated Rebecca Ferguson.
Geneva Lane isn’t the only X Factor starlet Zayn got involved with. In 2011, he dated Rebecca Ferguson for four months, even though the two share a seven-year age gap. At the time, he was 18 and she was 25. The relationship wasn’t built to last.
Zayn’s relationship with Stephanie Davis didn’t last either.
Zayn started dating Stephanie Davis from Celebrity Big Brother pretty quickly after ending things with Rebecca. Things didn’t last very long with Stephanie either. They broke up after dating for only five months.
Zayn's relationship with Perrie Edwards is one of his most noteworthy romances.
Zayn's relationship with Little Mix's Perrie Edwards was a huge deal for some time since they were both rising stars in their respective groups. He was part of One Direction and she was (and still is) a member of Little Mix. For a while, Zayn and Perrie appeared to be the perfect power couple, supporting each other’s dreams. They started dating in 2011 and he proposed in 2013. But by 2015, they were over.
Rumors about Zayn and Carlyn Bryan made the rounds.
No one knows for sure if Zayn and Carlyn Bryan actually dated, but rumors were definitely swirling in 2015 when he posted a picture with her on social media. He posted the picture not too long after splitting up with Perrie. What we do know about Carlyn is that she works in PR in Los Angeles.
Rumors about Zayn and Neelam Gill spread like wildfire.
In 2015, rumors about Zayn and Neelam Gill made headlines. He met the Burberry model for the first time while he was still engaged to Perrie. They crossed paths at a London recording studio and fueled dating rumors when she sent him a congratulatory tweet that same year.
Despite having a child together, Zayn and Gigi Hadid also split.
The breakup between Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid is as messy and dramatic as a Hollywood breakup could ever get. It started off fairly normal, meeting met for the first time in 2015 at Justin Bieber's American Music Awards afterparty. After that, though, they were constantly one of those on-and-off-again couples.
In 2021, the pair brought a baby girl into the world and it seemed to fans that Zigi would be end game. All of that came crashing down when allegations of Zayn assaulting Gigi's mother, Yolanda Hadid, came out. Zayn denied that allegation, but the relationship was over nonetheless.
Now, Zayn and Selena Gomez were apparently spotted together.
Selena has been in New York City (where Zayn lives) to film the movie Only Murders in the Building. So, between shooting, there's a rumor that she snuck away to grab dinner with Zayn. A TikTok is going viral with the claims, but Zayn and Selena haven't confirmed anything.
However, a source says there is definitely an interest on Zayn's side. "Zayn has known Selena for years and he’s definitely into her," an insider told Us Weekly.
The good news is Gigi seems pretty supportive. "Gigi has no problem whatsoever with Zayn dating," a source told Us Weekly.
Between filming, her feud with Hailey Bieber, and now this rumored relationship with Zayn, Selena surely is busy. We'll have to wait and see if the pair decide to go public soon.