Months after his separation from Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik surprised fans with a full-length beard and scruffy hair. Take a look at his before and after photos.
Zayn Malik, 29, may have lost Gigi Hadid, but he has grown a beard. Following his breakup with the model, the former member of One Direction sprouted a massive beard. He now sports a big beard that encircles his entire face.
His beard matches his hair, which has become a little scruffier as well. In a selfie, Zayn flaunted his new style, which included a leather jacket and round spectacles. Take a peek at the singer’s new look in the gallery below.
Zayn’s beard has been growing out over time. His beard was barely starting to grow in when word of his and Gigi’s breakup first surfaced in October 2021. His hair was thick near his chin and lip, and he wore a chinstrap, but the rest of his face was stubble. He also had a buzz cut, so his hair was significantly shorter. Here’s what the singer looked like before he started growing facial hair.
Following a bitter disagreement between the “Pillowtalk” singer and Gigi’s mother Yolanda Hadid while Gigi was out of town, Zayn and Gigi officially broke up on October 28, 2021. Zayn allegedly “striked” his baby Khai’s grandmother during a heated argument between the two. He has denied ever touching Yolanda. While the singer and model dated for six years on and off, a source close to Gigi’s family is “relieved” by the divorce and “hasn’t been Zayn’s biggest admirer.”
It wasn’t evident why the two were fighting at first. However, a separate insider told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY what went wrong between the two. “While Gigi was at work, [Yolanda] wanted to spend as much time as she could helping care for her granddaughter,” the insider explained.
“However, Zayn took this as a personal affront because he feels he’s capable of caring for his own child,” the source stated. “Yolanda didn’t mean any harm; she simply adores her granddaughter and will intervene at any time to safeguard her well-being. It wasn’t meant as a dig at Zayn; it’s just in her tendency to intervene in such situations. Zayn interpreted it as her breaking a line, which sparked their quarrel.”