Zayn Malik Denies ‘Striking’ Yolanda Hadid After Report Alleges Heated Conflict

After the ex-One Direction singer released a lengthy statement calling for privacy, he denied claims that he'd 'struck' his girlfriend's mother Yolanda Hadid.

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Update (10/28/21 4:29 p.m. ET): Zayn Malik denied the allegations that he’d “struck” his girlfriend’s mother Yolanda Hadid in a statement to TMZ. “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. 

Original: Zayn Malik, 28, said he wants to protect his daughter Khai’s privacy in a tweeted statement on October 28. In the statement, he accused a family member of girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s of leaking a private family issue to the press. The “Pillowtalk” singer seemed incredibly upset, as he said that he didn’t want his family matters “thrown on the world stage.”

Zayn tweeted the statement after reports came out that he’d had an issue with Yolanda Hadid, 57, his girlfriend Gigi Hadid‘s mother, via TMZ. The outlet had reported that a source close to the situation said that Zayn had “struck” Yolanda, and she was considering filing a police report. In his statement, Zayn said that he wouldn’t be disputing the claims in an effort to retain privacy. “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,” he wrote. “In an effort to protect that space for her I agreed to not contest claims arising from an argument with a family member of my partner’s who entered our home while my partner was away several weeks ago.”

After offering his reasons for not contesting the allegations, the “Pillowtalk” singer went on, and said that he wanted the issues to be resolved within the family. “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 wrote, and he finished by reiterating that his daughter was his chief priority. “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.”

Zayn at the 60th Grammy Awards. (Shutterstock)

Zayn shares his daughter with his girlfriend Gigi Hadid. The 26-year-old model gave birth to Khai in September 2020. The couple have been extremely private with their daughter, and they’ve made great efforts to make sure that her face has not been photographed or shared publicly.

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