Zayn Malik gave a very intimate interview to The Sunday Times Style this weekend, and he got extremely comfortable and opened up about his initial struggling days, his eating disorder, and his amazing relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid. Now, there’s plenty of gossip to scoop and enjoy, but we just can’t get over the fact that these two birds have insanely adorable nicknames for each other, which Zayn was kind enough to disclose during his interview.
“I call her Gee, she calls me Zee,” Zayn disclosed lovingly, however, he hinted that there were several other nicknames that he would rather keep a secret. Last week, the video interview that Gigi shot of Zayn for his Versus Versace campaign revealed to us that this gorgeous couple just refuses to address each other as “baby”.
He then proceeded to share a lovely surprise he came up with to surprise ‘Gee’ at her hotel in Paris during the Fashion Week. Gigi had no idea that her beloved was on his way until he walked up to the suite and knocked at the door. Little did he know, the fact that his number had changed to European on her phone gave his entire plan away. But Gigi was a real sport about it, and despite the fact that she wasn’t really surprised, Zayn reveals that “She played along with it, though.”
Talking about his emotional issues in the early days of his career, he confirmed that his emotional health has improved ever since he parted ways with his band, One Direction, back in 2015. Zayn shared, “I now have no problem with anxiety. It was something I was dealing with in the band.”
Zayn Malik’s open discussion about his emotional health and anxiety issues has instilled a great deal of confidence in his fans, and inspired them to combat their own mental health problems with similar confidence and open-mindedness. He describes his experience, “People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy. We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth.”