Count on Zayn Malik to cause a meltdown among fans with just one selfie. The former One Direction singer shared her first post for the year on Instagram on Saturday. Incidentally, it also marked the Pillow Talk singer’s first post since her 29th birthday.
The picture revealed Zain’s new bearded look. The singer, who split from Gigi Hadid in October last year, gave an up close and personal look at his new look. In the picture, a side profile shot, Zain was seen wearing round framed sunglasses while his beard was fully displayed. His hair was scattered when he was seen wearing a black leather jacket.
The uncapped picture got the love of many including Sonam Kapoor. The Bollywood star had ‘liked’ the picture. Meanwhile, several directors (under One Direction’s fandom) also thanked Zain for sharing the picture and praised the singer. However, the singer’s desi fans couldn’t stop themselves from comparing Zain to Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh.
One fan dubbed him ‘costly Kabir Singh’, while another said, “Jaane Bhai Toh Kabir Singh Banana Raha Hai.” A fan was also reminded of Allu Arjun’s latest hit Pushpa.
Zayn and Gigi had been dating for almost two years when they broke up in October 2021. The split made headlines shortly after, with claims that Zayn had an altercation with Gigi’s mother Yolanda. Zayn reportedly hit Yolanda but the singer denied the allegations, speaking with TMZ.
After dating for years, Gigi and Zayn reunited in late 2019. They made their relationship official in January 2020 and soon after, it was revealed that Gigi was pregnant. The couple welcomed their daughter Khai in September 2020.