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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have split up—multiple sources

By Brooke Villanueva Published Oct 29, 2021 12:20 pm

After an on-and-off romance that lasted for nearly six years, multiple sources confirmed that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik—who welcomed their little girl in September last year—have called it quits.

"They are not together right now. They are both good parents though," a Hadid family friend told PEOPLE. "They co-parent. Yolanda is of course very protective of Gigi. She wants the best for her daughter and grandchild."

Their split became a hot topic when the news of an alleged altercation between the former One Direction member and the supermodel’s mom Yolanda surfaced online. As per a TMZ report, the latter claimed that Malik “struck her last week and she’s seriously considering filing a police report, sources with direct knowledge tell us.”

The singer, however, slammed the accusation and bluntly called it false. “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,” he told the same publication.

In a statement shared on Twitter, he seemingly addressed the issue and mentioned that he has “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,” he added, “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.”

Malik concluded his statement with hope “for healing for all involved with the harsh words shared.” He also said he remains “vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves.”

For her part, Hadid has commented on the matter through her representative, who said that she “is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time.”

After dating on-and-off since 2015, the celebrity pair rekindled their love in 2019 and welcomed their daughter Khai a year later. In a July interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Hadid confessed that Malik, at first, found it challenging to “get a word in” when it came to talks with Hadid’s family. “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,” she said months ago. "He's usually on my mom's side. So, he's smart in that sense."