Zayn Malik took to Twitter to express his side of the story once and for all after TMZ reported a story claiming that he struck Yolanda Hadid, Gigi Hadid’s mother.
He tweeted, “As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private place for my daughter to grow up in. A place where private family matters aren’t thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart. In an effort to protect that space for her, I agreed to not contest claims arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner’s who entered our home while my partner was away several weeks ago.”
He added, “This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is divisiveness and despite my efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment that will allow for me to co-parent my daughter in a manner in which she deserves, this has been ‘leaked’ to the press. I am hopeful though for healing for all involved with the harsh words shared and more importantly, I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves.”
It was in 2015 when Zayn and Gigi first dated. They were on an on-and-off relationship but in 2019, they finally rekindled their romance. They welcomed their first daughter together, Khai, in September 2020. They’ve been spending most of their time at the supermodel’s family’s farm since then.
Over the summer, Gigi shared with Harper’s Bazaar a rare insight on how the former One Direction singer is blending in with her family, including his relationship with her sister Bella Hadid and brother Anwar Hadid. She said, “At first he was like, ‘How do I get a word in edgewise?’ But now he is very comfortable. He speaks his mind. When he’s in the middle of a family thing and everyone’s like, ‘Zayn, whose side are you on?’ he’s charming.”
Gigi added, “He’s usually on my mom’s side. So he’s smart in that sense.”
The supermodel is focused on taking care of their 13-month-old daughter and is asking the public to respect her privacy at this time.
It was later reported that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik decided to separate following the scandal.