Zayn Malik Was Photographed Getting Handsy With Gigi Hadid on Her 26th Birthday

We see you, Zayn.

Being parents to a 7-month-old baby isn’t stopping Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid from keeping the magic alive. Case in point: Zayn, quite literally, couldn’t keep his hands to himself while celebrating Gigi’s 26th birthday. The couple was photographed waiting for dinner at the Gorilla Cheese food truck in New York City. He had his arm around her lower back and his hand on, well, her butt.

“They stood together for about five minutes waiting for their food and they never stopped holding each other close,” an onlooker tells E! News. “He held her hand and whispered in her ear. He never left her side. When their grilled cheese sandwiches were ready, they chatted with friends for a few minutes before heading back inside together. She was smiling under her face mask and seemed to be enjoying her birthday party with a small group of friends.”

Exhibit A...

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Exhibit B... I mean, we’ve gotta show you all the angles.

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Honestly, I love this for them. They have been dating on and off for five years and are still super in love. Plus, Zayn and Gigi are killing it at the whole parenting game. Little Khai is the sweetest and Zayn can’t stop gushing about fatherhood.

“I didn’t expect to be quite as into it, to be honest with you. I was always into myself, just doing my own thing of just writing, recording, making music, and I was just very focused on my career. I had time for my relationship too, but it was still solely about me. The fact that [Khai] has been so easy to kind of just adjust to, it’s been surprising to me because I just love spending my days with her, hanging out with her, and just doing really relaxing and chill stuff with her…I’m watching kids’ shows with her on TV and on Netflix, learning nursery rhymes, rolling around with her, and just singing to her. It’s a really different pace of life, but it’s been really easy to adjust and that’s the most surprising.”

It’s official: They can’t get any cuter.

Paulina Jayne Isaac

Paulina is the Weekend Editor at When she isn’t covering celeb and pop culture news, she can be found listening to Taylor Swift, watching a teen drama (One Tree Hill is her favorite), or perfecting her skincare routine.