Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik break up has again been reported by various news outlets.
The news came just hours after Yolanda Hadid, Hadid’s mother, was allegedly hit by the singer. According to TMZ, she was “seriously considering filing a police report.”
“Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time,” Gigi Hadid’s rep said in a statement to People on Thursday that despite their break up, the model’s top priority is caring for her and Zayn Malik’s 13-month-old baby.
People quoted a friend of the Hadid family as saying, “They are not together right now. They are both good parents though. They co-parent. Yolanda is of course very protective of Gigi. She wants the best for her daughter and grandchild.”
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik started dating in 2015, and after a few break ups, they reunited in 2019. They have a daughter named Khai.
In a statement to TMZ and on social media, Malik defended himself against Yolanda’s accusations.
“I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid,” he said, adding, “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.”
The singer then explained what led to the alleged altercation between him and Yolanda Hadid.
He said, “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.
Malik also expressed his displeasure with the fact that his alleged problems with Gigi’s family were made public.
“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,” he said.