So, do you regret that tattoo? Shirtless Zayn Malik cuts a forlorn figure as he emerges for the first time since split from Gigi Hadid … but fans mercilessly mock him for inking her eyes onto his chest

On Tuesday, he shocked the fans when he revealed that his high-profile romance with Gigi Hadid had come to an end after more than two years together.

And Zayn Malik was spotted for the first time since the headline-grabbing announcement later that day, looking forlorn he has a relaxed solo on the grounds of the palatial Miami holiday home he’s been holed up in over the past several days.

However, while the 25-year-old singer stepped out shirtless in the Florida sunshine, it was hard to miss that he was still sporting the inking of his supermodel ex-eyes on his heavily tattooed chest – a fact which has not escaped his fans .

Wearing just a pair of black shorts, the former One Direction heartthrob was seen puffing on a cigarette as he wandered around by himself, stepping in and out of the intense sun as he cut down a figure.

He also took a seat at the edge of the property’s expansive veranda, and was seen scrolling through his phone during his day of solitary relaxation.

And while he took some time to himself, fans of the star flocked to Twitter in droves to mock him for the 22-year-old Gigi’s eyes on his chest – especially as he’d previously inked the image of his ex Perrie Edwards along the length of his arm.

Wrote one fan: ‘So Zayn got a tattoo of Perrie and then they broke up, then he got a tattoo of Gigi’s eyes and now they broke up … Will this man ever learn?

‘Zayn unfollowed Gigi on [Instagram] but I’d love to see how he’s gonna unfollow that giant tattoo he has her eyes on his chest,’ stated another social media user.

Noted a third: ‘Zayn needs to think more about some of his tattoo choices though,’ followed by another, who tweeted to Zayn: ‘I bet you regret that eye tattoo now huh?’

During Zayn’s day of solitude, he found time to be on his social media accounts, posing for selfies and releasing a statement confirming the split.

His post on Twitter read: ‘Gigi and I have an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and have a great amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend. She has such an incredible soul.

‘I’m grateful to all our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time, we wish this news could come from us first. We love you all. xZ. ‘

Just 11 minutes after Zayn put out his post, Gigi released her own statement on the micro-blogging site, writing: ‘Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years. . not only in the relationship, but in life in general.

I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that i have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever is meant to be always be. xG.

In the day, he raised eyebrows when he shared a shirtless selfie on Instagram with a cryptic caption which read: ‘When life throws you lemons, catch em so they do not hit you in f ***** face . ‘

Later that day, he returned to the image-sharing app to post a selfie which showed him looking forlorn as he peered down toward the camera lens.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid for further comment.

News of the split comes just a handful of months after Bradford-born Zayn took to social media to share a boomerang of himself and Gigi sharing a passionate kiss as they celebrated two years of being together.

Pillowtalk singer Zayn captioned the brief clip: ‘2 yrs in my favorite human.’ [sic]

The first lovebirds spent a lot of time together – and were last pictured together in January – as Gigi walked the world’s runways for fashion month and Los Angeles-based Zayn jetted off to Miami to work on new music.

Zayn had been dating the supermodel since November 2015, six months after he broke up with Little Mix singer fiance Perrie Edwards, 24.

Back in September 2016, Gigi – who began dating Zayn.

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