One Direction star Zayn Malik – who is said to have joined dating site WooPlus after splitting from Gigi Hadid – has a long list of exes and it includes a few singers and a soap actress
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- 14:19, 29 Apr 2020
- Updated12:04, 12 Jan 2022
Zayn Malik has dated a string of beautiful women over the years, and is back on the market after a high profile split from Gigi Hadid.
The 29-year-old musician, who hails from Bradford, shares a daughter Khai with the supermodel, but their relationship came to an end last year.
Zayn shot to fame on The X Factor in 2010 when he teamed up with Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Harry Styles to form One Direction, one of the most successful boy bands in pop history.
He managed to woo three fellow contestants while appearing on the hit ITV talent show – including Perrie Edwards, who he later proposed to – and broke the hearts of millions of fans when he announced in 2015 he was leaving One Direction to focus on a solo career.
While he’s only had a handful of hit singles since quitting the group, Zayn has hit the headlines thanks to his love life, and it was recently revealed he had joined a dating website following his bitter split from Gigi.
We take a look at Zayn’s famous exes…
The on-again/off-again couple began dating in 2015
Zayn began dating the catwalk queen shortly after his split from Perrie Edwards, who he dumped via text message in 2015.
The supermodel appeared in Zayn’s video for his 2016 single Pillowtalk, and they reportedly split several times before separating for good in March 2018.
They reunited a month later but split again seven months later after a string of rows, and reconciled again when they were spotted cosying up to each other on a date night in December 2019.
Rumours of baby news surrounded the pair in 2020, and eagle-eyed followers spotted clues a little bundle of joy was on the way in photos on Gigi’s Instagram.
Zayn and Gigi welcomed daughter Khai in September 2020
The couple split again after Zayn's fight with Gigi's mother Yolanda
The model claimed she was celebrating her birthday, but baby shower gifts, including pink gift bags and decorations, were seen in the background of her carefully shot pictures.
She confirmed the news that she was expecting her and Zayn’s first child in April 2020, and just a few months later, Gigi gave birth to their daughter Khai.
But trouble was brewing for the seemingly perfect couple, and their on-again/off-again romance hit the skids in October last year, after Zayn was accused of hitting Gigi’s mother Yolanda Hadid.
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star alleged the singer had struck her during an argument, which Zayn fiercely denied.
Court documents later revealed he pleaded no contest to four counts of harassment after allegedly pushing Yolanda into a dresser and calling her a 'f*****g Dutch sl*t' during a confrontation at the couple’s home in Pennsylvania.
Zayn was ordered to complete 360 days probation, as well as an anger management class.
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Back when Zayn first shot to fame on The X Factor in 2010 he was romantically involved with fellow contestant Geneva Lane.
They couple were forced to keep their relationship a secret during the show as Simon Cowell had implemented a ban on contestants dating.
Shortly after the series ended the duo went public with their romance but things quickly turned sour when Zayn dumped Geneva.
She was left fuming by the hearththrob and slated him in an interview with News of the World following their spilt.
Slatting him, she said: "Zayn's a heartbreaker. He told me he loved me and promised me the world."
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Before long Zayn decided to hook up with another X Factor alumni Rebecca Ferguson – who was six-years his senior.
Rebecca was 24 at the time and Zayn was 18.
The pair claim they ended things amicably and only last month the beauty admitted that she had happy memories with the Pillow Talk hitmaker.
She told Metro: "I look back with fond memories of that relationship and I just think it’s part of learning and growing as a person."
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After Zayn and Rebecca called time on their partnership he moved on with Hollyoaks' Steph Davis.
During her time on CelebrityBig Brother she opened up about being with Zayn – despite vowing to remain tight-lipped about their tryst.
Detailing how they first met and Zayn's desire to romp, she told: "He said he was coming to Leeds and asked me to meet him and I told him my mum would have to drop me off. We spent three hours on the phone talking and he said he liked me because I’m so easy to talk to.
"I went to Leeds to meet him and I went to his hotel and we were just messing around.
"But I thought I’m not that type of girl to sleep with you straight away, so I just ended up kissing him. When I left, he was like, grrrr. He just wanted us."
The soap star and hunk dated for five-months and Steph claims that she ended the relationship.
They remained on good terms but aren't close, however, in 2016 Zayn reached out to Steph during her rocky relationship with Jeremy McConnell.
A source told Mirror Online: "Zayn has been in touch to check Stephanie is ok and to let her know he approves of Jeremy.
"He has invited them both to see him when he is in London."
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Zayn's relationship with Little Mix star Perrie Edwards resulted in him popping the question to the Black Magic singer but after a two-year long courtship he dumped the blonde beauty.
The couple – who first met on The X Factor in 2010 just like where he met former flings Geneva and Rebecca – were together from 2011 until 2015.
A year after they got together Zayn asked Perrie to be his wife and even got a cartoon inking of her on his arm.
During their relationship Zayn was accused of cheating with a Swedish model.
Martina Olsson claimed that she had sex with the singer twice while One Direction were in Thailand.
He was also accused of hooking up with Lauren Richardson when a cosy picture of him getting touchy-feely with the blonde Love Island contestant emerged.
A spokesperson for Zayn at the time denied that there was any truth to the accusations.
Perrie later confirmed that Zayn broke up with her via text. "It was horrible, the worst time in my life," she said. "A four-year relationship, two-year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that."
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