Ingrid Michaelson dropped the bombshell claim during a livestream -- and Twitter was not ready!
Update 3/30/2021 4:39 am pt
After creating an online furor with a stray comment on Monday evening during a livestream, Ingrid Michaelson jumped onto her Instagram Stories late that night to clarify what she meant.
"So, I should be asleep, but it’s been a crazy hour, hour and a half," she said. "On my Patreon live stream, I said that I’m working with Zayn. I mentioned that he was married, and he’s not married. As far as I know, he’s not married. It was a mistake. I’m so sorry, I said I was sorry."
She went on to say that she was surprised at the incredible and immediate reaction. "I don’t live in this world," she said. "So the level of fame, it makes me really, truly admire Zayn and anybody with that level of fame. Every little thing you say is just, Wow! I’m not built for it."
"My apologies to Zayn and Gigi, if any of this trickles to you and is annoying, I’m sorry, that’s not my intention," she added. "And to his fans, I’m sorry for getting you all riled up, and much love to you all. And I’m gonna go to sleep now."
Was she serious? Did she know that this wasn't public knowledge? Is she even right? Well, the public is good and shook right now after Ingrid Michaelson casually dropped the bombshell that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are married.
Immediately, the whole phrase "Zayn Is Married" began trending on Twitter -- in all caps no less -- as One Direction fans (and Zayn fans who maybe somehow don't like 1D, if such a creature exists) tried to process this information.
Obviously, the speculation has been running rampant for quite a while now, gaining steam in January after Zayn hinted as much that they were wed, or soon might be, in the lyrics to his song, "When Love's Around."
"I need you in my life / Yeah, you could be my wife for real," he sings on the track. The couple has been together since 2015 and welcomed a daughter in late 2020. Could they have slipped a secret wedding in there somewhere along the way?
On the livestream, Ingrid was talking about shooting the music video for "To Begin Again," which she did separately from Zayn. In fact, she said that still to this day, they've not met. "I've never spoken to him," she said, per a fan capture.
"Zayn doesn't do stuff he doesn't want to do, and the fact that he did this song is very flattering," she continued. "He's such a private person and now he's married and has a child so, he does the things he wants to do."
Of course, it is possible that she misunderstood his personal situation and Zayn and Gigi are not married. Certainly, as she's never met him or spoken to him, she may have just assumed somewhere along the way that they had gotten married.
At the same time, maybe she is privy to information that has not been made public through their collaboration, regardless of meeting him or not, and she just didn't know that this wasn't widely known information.
She certainly didn't drop it like she's revealing major news here, which for Zayn's fans it certainly would be. TooFab has reached out to representatives for Zayn, Gigi and Ingrid for further clarification.
In the meantime, Twitter is lighting up as fans try and figure out just what it all means ... if anything ... and how excited (and/or devastated) they should be about it.