Um, what is going on here? There are new reports that suggest Zayn Malik allegedly struck the mother of his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid. In fact, one source tells ET Online that a confrontation between Zayn and Yolanda Hadid apparently “turned hostile.” Here’s what you need to know.
“Yolanda and Zayn had a disagreement that turned hostile. Yolanda is telling people around her that Zayn struck her,” the source says. “Yolanda is extremely upset and it has caused issues with Zayn and Gigi. Gigi was not there for the time of the incident, so she’s had to listen to both sides.”
Wait, Did Zayn Malik Strike Yolanda Hadid?
However, Zayn told TMZ that it never happened but he also didn’t give any additional details about the matter.
“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 said.
Yet, Zayn added that while he did want to keep the matter private in order to protect his and Gigi’s one year old daughter, Khai, he decided to release his own statement after the story made it way to the press.
“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,” the 28-year-old singer wrote. “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.”
Zayn 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.”
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