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Why Zayn Malik didn't accompany girlfriend Gigi Hadid at Met Gala 2017

by Sharnaz Shahid

Zayn Malik was unable to recreate last year's Met Gala magic with his girlfriend Gigi Hadid at the 2017 event in New York, on Monday. Earlier in the week, the former One Direction star, 24, was pictured in a wheelchair - so it seems that the singer is still recovering from his apparent foot injury. But his gorgeous partner managed to dazzle the crowds in a striking champagne coloured gown with asymmetrical detailing. The Tommy Hilfiger creation highlighted Gigi's flawless figure as she posed up a storm on the star-studded red-carpet.

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Gigi Hadid flew solo at this year's Met Gala in New York

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Her appearance came days after she celebrated her 22nd birthday in style. The Victoria's Secret model took to her Instagram page to share her cutest post to date - a beautiful picture of her receiving a lingering kiss from Zayn. She simply captioned the snap with pink heart-shaped emojis, while her partner took to his page to upload a striking black and white image of the pair, with the gushing caption: "Happy birthday to my everything."

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid looked fabulous at last year's Met Gala

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The couple, who have been dating since November 2015, often take to their respective social media pages to share sweet posts about one another. In a recent interview with Vogue Magazine, Gigi revealed her ideal date night with the former One Direction star. She explained: "When I'm in LA I mostly stay in because it's my time off and I like being with my boyfriend and doing art and cooking. We like late night movies and we order from this amazing place that does lattes and gingerbread cookies. I need coffee to stay up."