Thursday 19 April 2018

Splitting-up solutions of the rich and famous

Heartbreak does not assign itself to one gender - so let's hear it for Zayn Malik and his beard, writes Sophie Donaldson

GO YOUR OWN WAY: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have parted. Picture: Getty
GO YOUR OWN WAY: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have parted. Picture: Getty
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

Like those terrible step-by-step self-help books, the aftermath of a break-up can usually be split into the following emotional stages.

First comes the shock, then the grief. Whole boxes of tissues are dissolved in reams of tears and bottles of wine are sunk with abandon. This is usually followed by a period of pitiful behaviour characterised by drunken phone calls, essay-length text messages and possibly the odd appearance outside their flat in the early hours of the morning.

Around this time, hours will be lost scrolling through their Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat feed to determine whether or not they have begun seeing that good- looking colleague from the office.

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