Gigi Hadid attends the 2015 American Music Awards on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/AMA2015/FilmMagic

What a way to start the New Year! Gigi Hadid shared an intimate, sexy snapshot of her boyfriend Zayn Malik via Instagram on Saturday, January 2, immediately lighting up the Internet.

In the black-and-white photo, which Hadid posted without caption, the former boy bander, 22, plays with Hadid’s kitten while sitting shirtless on a bed.

Malik’s tell-tale tattoos and arm candy confirm that it’s him, though his most talked-about ink — a cartoon etching of his ex-fiancee, Perrie Edwards, is carefully cropped out of the frame.

This isn’t the first time the photogenic couple has shown some major social media PDA, however. In December, Malik shared a black-and-white snap of the 20-year-old supermodel snuggling up next to him in their first couple-y selfie.

On Friday, December 31, Hadid shared a snap of herself wearing a shirt with Malik’s favorite football team logo emblazoned across the front.

“When you try to be the local alarm clock cause you wanna do activities,” she captioned the shot, which proudly displays the Bradford City AFC club icon.


Malik later teased her in a cute exchange on Twitter after the football club offered her an updated shirt.

“It’s a lil old,” he tweeted at Hadid with a winky face smiley.

The pair first stepped out together in November, shortly after Hadid split with Joe Jonas.

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