Former One Direction member Zayn Malik, who broke up with his fiancée Perrie Edwards, is rumoured to be dating Indian-origin Burberry model Neelam Gill.
Malik, who broke up with the Little Mix singer Perrie over a text message, is smitten with the 20-year-old Burberry model, The Daily Mail reports. And now the model is flying to Los Angeles to be with her alleged beau Malik.
"To live and die in LA, it's the place to be..." she tweeted on Saturday.
Malik and Gill met earlier this year, when the former One Direction member was still engaged to Edwards. However, nothing happened between Malik and Gill at the time, The Daily Mail reported.
Malik and Gill stayed in touched after that and now they are rumoured to be dating each other. While reports suggest that Malik is ready to move on from Edwards, sources say that Gill is not ready for a high-profile romance.
"Neelam doesn't know if she wants all of the drama that comes with dating someone in the public eye. She is going to LA to spend some time with Zayn and see how things go from there. She is serious about her career and doesn't want anything to get in the way of that but she has hit it off with Zayn," a source told The Daily Mail.
So if you are wondering who Malik's rumored love interest is, here are few interesting facts about the 20-year-old model.
- Gill is an Indian model and is also known as Neelam Johal. She changed her second name from Johal to Gill.
"Before people start asking why I have changed my second name from Johal to Gill, I thought it was better for me to explain. My parents divorced when I was young, and I have no contact with my biological father. The man in the picture is my 'stepdad' but in my heart he is my real Dad because he has been the one who has raised me and loved me like no other. He is truly one in a million and I've been meaning to change my last name for a long time because I'm proud to be his daughter," she explained.
2. Gill made her catwalk debut for Burberry at London Fashion Week. She is the first Indian to model for the British luxury fashion house.
3. Gill worked with Romeo Beckham, son of David and Victoria Beckham, in her Burberry advertisement.
4. She is a big fan of rapper Kanye West, who invited her to walk in his Adidas show during the New York Fashion Week. She loves literature, but she raps too.
Check out the photos of Burberry model and Malik's rumoured girlfriend below: