"Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving, and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend".
"I'm forever grateful for the love, time and life lessons Z and I shared", the model's text-post continued.
Malik called Hadid an incredible soul and explained that he was grateful for everyone that is respecting their decision. "Love this man more than I could ever put into words, & am inspired by his drive to be and do better every day", she wrote.
And here we were, thinking love was still alive.
Hadid split from singer Joe Jonas in 2015, and the same year, Malik split from Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
They went public with their relationship by appearing together at the Met Gala in May 2016 and were photographed together on the August 2017 cover of Vogue magazine.
Considering the young fan base that worships the pop culture real estate the pair occupies, the news quickly sent social media into a meltdown of feels. "As for the future, whatever's meant to be will always be".