Gigi Hadid issues statement amid allegations Zayn Malik 'struck' mum Yolanda
Gigi Hadid has issued a statement after Zayn Malik was accused of ‘striking’ her mother Yolanda.
On Thursday night, TMZ reported that Yolanda is ‘seriously considering filing a police report’ after Zayn, who shares a child with her model daughter, ‘struck’ her.
No police report has yet been filed.
Gigi, 26, shared a statement with People via her rep, saying: ‘Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time.’
The model is mum to one-year-old daughter Khai with Zayn, and the pair celebrated her first birthday last month.
However, it has been alleged that Gigi and Zayn, 28, have split up after six years on and off together, and that they are still co-parenting Khai.
PillowTalk singer Zayn strenuously denied the allegations about an altercation with Yolanda, 57, referring to the incident as an ‘argument’ where ‘harsh words’ were exchanged.
He said in a statement: ‘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 for 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.’
He later issued a further statement specifically about the ‘striking’ allegation and said: ‘I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid and for the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details and I hope that Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private.’
Zayn and Gigi first started dating back in 2015, following the One Direction star’s split from Perrie Edwards, and Gigi starred in the video for his debut solo single PillowTalk.
The stars split up after two years together, but by late 2019, they were back together, and in April 2020, they confirmed they were expecting their first child.
Khai was born in September, and the stars have kept their little girl out of the spotlight, not sharing photos of her face to social media.
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