Hadid and Malik in shock split

GIGI Hadid and Zayn Malik — who were rumoured to be engaged — had been one of the showbiz world’s most glamorous pairs for 28 months.

But Malik, 25, and Hadid, 22, gradually drifted apart, due in part to work pressures, causing them to officially break-up earlier this month.

The pair both confirmed the news separately on Twitter.

According to The Sun, a source close to the couple revealed: “Sadly Zayn and Gigi have separated.

“They are no longer a couple but they do remain close and are supportive of each other.

“The reality is that they’ve grown apart, having been together for a long time.

“They have crazy work schedules that would put pressure on any relationship.”

Malik hinted at the split in an Instagram post.

He said: “When life throws you lemons, catch em so they don’t hit you in the f**g face.”

While the couple have previously had an up and down relationship, sources confirmed that this is now a formal split.

The source added: “This is definitely the end for now, but this isn’t a bitter split and they both have respect for each other.

“It’s a mutual decision so no one has completely ruled out a reunion in the future, but for now that’s not where their heads are at.”

The couple, who posed together for a Vogue photoshoot last July, had increasingly spent time apart.