Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik started going public with their relationship after they were spotted holding hands leaving The Nice Guy in Los Angeles last month. Since then the new couple have shared several snaps of them together on social media. Recently, Hadid shared a sexy photo of Malik on her Instagram page.

The black-and-white snap captured the former One Direction singer sitting on bed as he cuddles Hadid’s pet kitten. Malik is also shirtless in the photo, giving fans a glimpse at his chest and arm tattoos.

Instagram photo by Gigi Hadid * Jan 2, 2016 at 10:36pm UTC

Hadid did not caption the intimate shot but it has since received over 49 000 comments from fans and 610 000 likes from other Instagram users since she posted it on Sunday. Although the Victoria’s Secret model did not mention who the person is in the photo, commentators were quick to identify him as Malik because of his familiar-looking tattoos. One Instagram user named suckonafeeling wrote, “Acting like we don't know those tattoos.”

Hadid’s photo of a shirtless Malik came after she took to Twitter to share a couple of selfies, where she’s seen wearing a sweatshirt with the Bradfort City AFC club icon sewn on it. The AFC is said to be Malik’s favourite football club.

Hadid’s Twitter photo caught the attention of the club, who later offered the model a new BCAFC shirt. Malik also responded to the club’s offer.

This is not the first time the new couple have taken to social media to confirm their relationship. Malik took to his Instagram page back in December to share a black-and-white snap of him and Hadid posing for the camera cheek-to-cheek.

Instagram photo by Zayn Malik * Dec 20, 2015 at 11:53am UTC

The pair first stirred dating speculations after they were seen in the same car together after Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards (AMAs) after-party in November. Malik reportedly took the model back to his room at the Bowery Hotel.

Since then they have been spotted hanging out together at The Nice Guy restaurant. They were spotted a couple of times at the posh West Hollywood hotspot, where a lot of other A-list celebrities frequently go to including Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian, to name a few.