Zayn Malik: I hoped to love Gigi Hadid for the ‘rest of my life’

His muse. Zayn Malik confirmed that he wrote his new single, “Let Me,” about his ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid, and revealed that he had wanted to be with the model forever.

“I was in love, and I think that’s pretty evident,” the 25-year-old singer said during an a phone interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Friday, April 13, about his romance. “I was aspiring to be in love with someone for the rest of my life and the rest of theirs, as we all do. Things change and we move forward in life. Times change, but that’s what I was thinking when I wrote it.”

See Gigi and Zayn before their split:

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid seen on January 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Model Gigi Hadid (L) and singer Zayn Malik are seen walking in Soho on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid arrive at 'Laperouse' restaurant on February 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid seen leaving Versus Versace Show on Day 2 of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer collections 2017 on September 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik seen out on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid arrive to Gigi Hadid's apartment on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Gigi Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik hold hands as they walk in Manhattan on September 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik seen on the streets of Manhattan on July 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid are seen walking in Soho on July 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik seen out together before Zayn iHeart Radio concert on March 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Zayn Malik and girlfriend supermodel Gigi Hadid help a fan that fainted after seeing the couple leaving their East Village apartment on March 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 25: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik help a fan than that fell in front of them on March 25, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid (L) and Zayn Malik attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid (L) and Zayn Malik attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik departs The Carlyle on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik departs The Carlyle on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zayn Malik (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik arrive for the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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“We go through experiences so we have memories and stories and things to write down and contemplate and think about,” Malik continued to Seacrest. “You get to really put your experience into something. It should be remembered forever.”

Malik and Hadid, 22, revealed on March 13 that they had called it quits after two years together. The former One Direction member broke the news via Twitter.

“Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend,” Malik wrote at the time. “She has such an incredible soul. I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time, we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ.”

The Tommy Hilfiger designer also shared the breakup news on social media at the time.

“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,” she wrote via Twitter in March. “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’s meant to be will always be xG.”

Since the split, Malik debuted the music video for “Let Me,” which featured makeout scenes with model Sofia Zamora. Hadid, meanwhile, has also focused on her work and launched a campaign with Reebok earlier this month.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Gigi Hadid (L) and Bella Hadid are seen in Tribeca on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Bella Hadid and Yolanda Hadid seen on the streets of SoHo on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Gigi Hadid is seen in SoHo on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Gigi Hadid (L) and Bella Hadid are seen in Tribeca on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Bella Hadid seen on the streets of SoHo on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Bella Hadid seen on the streets of SoHo on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Gigi Hadid is seen in SoHo on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Bella Hadid and Yolanda Hadid seen on the streets of SoHo on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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