Sunday 28 May 2017

Gigi Hadid's ex Cody Simpson breaks silence on her romance with Zayn Malik

Gigi Hadid and ex-boyfriend Cody Simpson (inset, far left) and boyfriend Zayn Malik (inset, right)
Gigi Hadid and ex-boyfriend Cody Simpson (inset, far left) and boyfriend Zayn Malik (inset, right)
Zayn Malik and girlfriend supermodel Gigi Hadid help a fan that fainted after seeing the couple leaving their East Village apartment on March 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Gigi Hadid attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)
Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid for Mario Testino's Towel Series
Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson are seen on the beach in Miami Beach FL
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid in Zayn's Pillowtalk

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Singer Cody Simpson is happy his former girlfriend Gigi Hadid has found love with Zayn Malik.

The 19-year-old Australian pop star dated the 20-year-old supermodel on-and-off for two years before they called it quits for good in 2015, and Gigi is now dating former One Direction singer Zayn.

Although Cody once called her his girl, he doesn't harbour any resentment towards her for moving on so quickly.

The model dated Joe Jonas after splitting from Cody and then found love with the Pillowtalk star, who was previously engaged to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid in Zayn's Pillowtalk
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid in Zayn's Pillowtalk

"It's just kind of the natural way things go," Cody told ET Online when asked for his thoughts about his former flame's new relationship. "You're going to expect that kind of stuff.

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"But I'm always very happy for her and her career and that type of stuff. I know how hard she's always worked to kind of get to the point in the modelling industry that she's at now, and I couldn't be more proud of her. We still talk every now and then. It’s nice."

Cody, who was most recently romantically linked to Aussie model Sasha Ray, is too busy working on new music to be envious of other people's happiness, and he admits his love split has inspired him as a songwriter.

Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson are seen on the beach in Miami Beach FL
Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson are seen on the beach in Miami Beach FL

"I've kind of been going a different way, taking a little time for myself just hanging out and keeping it low key, and working on my music," Cody explains of how he got over his break-up. "I'm writing a lot about the development of a growing man.

"Developing your own sort of personal philosophies, ideologies, perspective on the world and everything - just kind of really trying to sort of understand myself. And I think the best kind of works and lyrical content come from your most solitary moments."

Gigi Hadid attends the
Gigi Hadid attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)

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