Gigi Hadid’s family is “relieved” that she and Zayn Malik have split, sources have revealed exclusively to HollywoodLife. The model, 26, and musician, 28, reportedly called it quits at the end of October after an argument that involved Gigi’s mother, Yolanda. Following the breakup, the Hadid family, including siblings Bella, 25, and Anwar, 22, have been “supportive” of their sister and “protective” of baby Khai, 1, whom Gigi welcomed with Zayn in September 2020.
“Gigi’s family has been very supportive and stood by her throughout all of this,” the source said, revealing that they “haven’t been the biggest fans of Zayn.” The source shared, “They’re protective of her and of Khai and have seen them having issues for awhile now, but the family is very private so not many people knew. Gigi is very close with her mom and siblings and no matter what, they’re going to stand by her.”
The source maintained that the model is “100% done” with the former One Direction singer, adding that the Hadids are “relieved.” Another source said Gigi’s siblings just want “what’s best” for her. “Anwar is fiercely protective over his family, particularly when it comes to the men they date,” a second source told HL. “All he wants is for his sisters to find good partners who treat them with complete respect. Bella feels the same way, and just wants what’s best for her sister.”
While the family has been supportive of the relationship “for the sake” of Gigi, the unwavering on-again, off-again nature of their relationship has resulted in many “ups and downs” for the model. “They support Gigi’s decisions when it comes to any custody and co-parenting agreements for Khai, but they don’t want anything to do with Zayn,” the source said. “He burned a bridge with them and they’re done.”
Gigi and Zayn have been romantically linked since 2015. Their split came after Yolanda accused Zayn of striking her during an argument at the Pennsylvania home he shares with Gigi. The musician “adamantly” denied the allegations in a statement issued on Twitter on October 28. He was charged with four counts of harassment following the incident that occurred on September 29, pleading no contest to the charges, according to court documents previously obtained by HL.