Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has reportedly broken up with super model Gigi Hadid. It comes after Gigi Hadid’s mother Yolanda Hadid accused him of “hitting” her during an argument.
“They’re not together at the moment. They are both good parents, they are parents together. Yolanda must be very protective of Gigi. She wants the best for her daughter and grandchildren,” said a friend of Gigi Hadid’s family.
“Gigi is just focused on what’s best for Khai …. He asked for privacy during this time,” Gigi’s rep said in a statement.
Yolanda Hadid has accused Zayn of “hitting her” while in an argument and is reportedly considering reporting her to police. However, neither Gigi nor Zayn have confirmed their relationship. After the allegations surfaced, Zayn gave his statement to TMZ.
“I categorically deny attacking Yolanda Hadid and for the sake of my daughter, I refuse to give further details. I hope Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing this family matter personally,” Zayn Malik said.
After his statement, Zayn then wrote a tweet to explain the matter, on October 29, 2021.
“A place where private family matters are not left to the public, to the whole world stage until everyone knows and tries to dismantle,” he wrote.
He continued that the incident happened “long ago and still has to happen, a personal matter.”
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She added that her main focus is protecting her daughter.
“But it seems like for now there is a split and despite my efforts to return us to a peaceful family environment that allows me to parent with my daughter in a decent way, this has been ‘leaked’ to the media.”
“I hope for healing for all those involved with the rants shared and most importantly I am always vigilant to protect Khai and give him the privacy he deserves,” Zayn said on Twitter.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid were first rumored to be dating in November 2015 when they attended the American Music Awards after party together. Gigi became the star of Zayn’s music video for the 2016 single PillowTalk. They later confirmed their romance in the May 2016 issue of Vogue magazine.
The two split in March 2018, but the split didn’t last long after they were caught holding hands in New York City. On Valentine’s Day 2020, the two confirmed they had returned together. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have a 13-month-old daughter Khai.