Cody Simpson Splits From Girlfriend Gigi Hadid
Australian pop singer Cody Simpson and his model girlfriend Gigi Hadid have decided to break up after a year of dating.
Cody Simpson, Gigi Hadid Split
The split between Simpson, 17, and Hadid, 19, was confirmed by Simpson’s rep, who insists that the two teenagers remain on amicable terms. It was merely a matter of busy schedules – not a lack of affection – that pulled the two lovebirds apart.
"Their busy schedules and living on opposite coasts have made it nearly impossible for the two of them to give the relationship the attention that it needs," Simpson's rep told E! News. "They decided that rather than let things sour that they split up in hopes that their lives might someday bring them back together. They remain close friends and will continue to show their support for one and other."
Simpson and Hadid reportedly made the decision to officially call it quits on Thursday. “They’ve been on and off trying to make it work, but their schedules have made it quite difficult, a source told JustJaredJr.com. “They agreed that things were finally over on Thursday.”
Another sourced told the website that the two will “remain best friends.”
Simpson Talks Long Distance Relationship
Prior to the announcement of the split, Simpson had gushed about Hadid and affirmed his commitment to making his relationship work with her despite the distance and their conflicting work schedules. “I’ll literally text, call, fly do anything to make it work,” he recently told HollywoodLife.com. “I have so much going on that it’s busy to balance relationships, but it’s really worth it. I’ll literally travel as long as it takes. When I’m into a girl, I’m really into her. I’m all in or I’m all out.”
“She’s getting busier by the day, with her Sports Illustrated shoot, and she’s doing a lot of runways next week,” he added. “I’m usually in the studio 12 hours a day. We’re motivated to make time. If you’re motivated, there’s always time that can be made. She’ll come to LA, I’ll go to NY, she’ll jump on tour for a little bit. If I have to take a six hour flight and be there for one day, and come back, that’s enough. We make it work.”
Simpson and Hadid, who was often in the audience while the former was competing on Dancing With the Stars, were last seen together on Apr. 8 at the Radio Disney Music Awards. Following their split, Simpson was at the Race To Erase MS event on Friday in LA and has been working on his new album. Hadid, meanwhile, is in New York City and attended Harry Josh’s pre-Met Ball party Saturday night.
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