Popular Hollywood couple Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have broken up amidst reports that Malik struck Yolanda Hadid, Gigi Hadid’s mother.
On Thursday, October 28th, reports emerged that Yolanda Hadid has accused Malik of hitting her during a family altercation. Malik responded to the allegations through a post on his social media.
“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. 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. 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.”
Reports of the altercation first emerged after Yolanda Hadid spoke to TMZ about the fight Malik mentions in his post. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have been dating on and off for six years, and welcomed their daughter, Khai Malik, in September 2020.