How Zayn Malik dating Gigi Hadid is #bhabigoals for Pakistan

Published 21 Dec, 2015 05:42pm

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Could Gigi-Zayn pave the way for love between Sheheryar Munawar and Kendall Jenner? Hamza Ali Abbasi and Taylor Swift?

Zayn Malik is apparently dating supermodel and all-round hottie Gigi Hadid. In one fell swoop, Zayn has disappointed desi girls and made desi boys proud. In fact, he's achieved the ultimate Pakistani objective:  #BhabiGoals, to be exact.
Zayn Malik is apparently dating supermodel and all-round hottie Gigi Hadid. In one fell swoop, Zayn has disappointed desi girls and made desi boys proud. In fact, he's achieved the ultimate Pakistani objective: #BhabiGoals, to be exact.

Although he doesn't talk about it, ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik is certified Pakistani.

He topped this 'hottest Asian of the year' list. He's a Palestine supporter. His middle name is Javad.

And that's proof enough for us to claim him as our own!

Which is why Pakistani girls around the world waited impatiently for him to a) come of age b) become single. While they rejoiced the end of his two-year engagement with Perrie Edwards, the latest development in his love life (coming to us via his Instagram account) may burst their bubble:

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Yup, there you have it — Zayn Malik is apparently dating supermodel and all-round hottie Gigi Hadid. In one fell swoop, Zayn has disappointed desi girls and made desi boys proud. In fact, he's achieved the ultimate Pakistani objective: #BhabiGoals, to be exact.

Could Gigi Hadid be the new national bhabi?

There's no denying that every time a Pakistani man has scored a gori (or non-gori but still foreign) wife, we've rejoiced.

Cricketers Shoaib Malik and Wasim Akram brought home Sania Mirza and Shaniera Akram, and Pakistanis were quick to accept them as their bhabi.

The boys played well! Sania and Shoaib (left) and Wasim and Shaniera (right).
The boys played well! Sania and Shoaib (left) and Wasim and Shaniera (right).

While Sania Mirza shrugged off the honorific title, Shaniera Akram's taken it in her stride (though she was briefly confused about being called Barbie).

Back in the day when Imran Khan married Jemima, we thrilled at the conquest and speculated about what it was exactly that made Pakistani men so appealing to the foreign woman. And remember Lady Di's romance with Hasnat Khan? Just the thought of maybe having Di as a bhabi was enough to induce a swoon.

The original national bhabi, Jemima Khan.
The original national bhabi, Jemima Khan.

In fact, we're already mentally scrolling through a list of foreign supermodels/actresses/singers who might be eligible to date our Pakistani celebs who are single and on the market. Could Gigi-Zayn pave the way for a union between, lets say, Sheheryar Munawar and Kendall Jenner? Hamza Ali Abbasi and Taylor Swift?

Match made in heaven? Hamza Ali Abbasi and the voice of teenage angst!
Match made in heaven? Hamza Ali Abbasi and the voice of teenage angst!
Also: Sheheryar Munawar and fellow good-looker, Kendall Jenner.
Also: Sheheryar Munawar and fellow good-looker, Kendall Jenner.

Yup, #Bhabigoals is a real thing, people.

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