Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who share one-year-old daughter Khai together, have reportedly split amidst allegations of a family dispute.
Over the weekend reports emerged that Zayn had an alleged dispute with Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, in late September.
Per CNN, the former One Direction star has pleaded no contest to charges of harassment and as a result, has been sentenced for to 360 days probation – 90 days for each count – and has agreed to attend an anger management class.
The singer has been accused of “grabbing” and “shoving” Yolanda “into a dresser causing mental anguish and physical pain” and has also been accused of saying “lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words” to her, Gigi and a security guard identified as John McMahon. Zayn, 27, is to have no contact with Yolanda or with the security guard.
Zayn himself adamantly denies any of the claims which have surfaced, which he addressed in a lengthy statement on Twitter.
“As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up in,” he said. “A place where private family matters aren’t thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart.”
In a bid to “protect” his daughter, Zayn stated he 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”.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) October 28, 2021
He continued, “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.”
Gigi also issued a statement to People magazine asking for privacy.
“Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai,” the statement read. “She asks for privacy during this time.”
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