Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid were always destined to split up. Or at least, the former One Direction member broke things off because he thought Hadid deserved better. This, a source close to the couple revealed this week.

“The timing for Gigi and Zayn’s love made it doomed from the start,” an insider told Hollywood Life. “”He felt like he wasn’t giving Gigi the time she deserved… Zayn had time for Gigi when they first got together after finishing his latest album. But now that things are busier, he doesn’t want to feel tied down in a relationship.”

The British hit maker also reportedly told Hadid not to expect him to take their relationship too seriously. “Zayn made it clear to Gigi from the beginning that he had just gotten out of one relationship and didn’t want to get back into something too serious,” the source added.

Zayn Malik first confirmed rumors that he had been dating Gigi Hadid only months after he called off his engagement with Perrie Edwards. Malik and Edwards were engaged for almost two years. Malik and Hadid, on the other hand, only lasted for seven months.

E! News meanwhile reported that the now former lovers could always get back together. “Zayn and Gigi did break up, but they can likely get back together tomorrow,” a source told E! “It’s all very unclear what’s going on between them now. They been having some issues lately that involved communication and getting along.”

Hadid, in particular, might still want to get him back. “Gigi is really sad about this…and in a way would like to work it out,” the source said.

“It’s more about that constant contact with Zayn that she misses and they did get very close.” However, neither of them has officially said anything on their split.