GIGI Hadid and Zayn Malik’s split was caused by “tension” which first stemmed from the singer allegedly accusing Yolanda of “leaking” the couple’s pregnancy news last year, a source exclusively told The Sun.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s split was caused over ‘tension’ between him and her mom YolandaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Zayn allegedly became upset as he suspected Yolanda was the one who leaked their pregnancy newsCredit: Getty
Yolanda Hadid ‘accused Zayn of striking her’ during an argument – which he has since deniedCredit: Splash
The parents to one-year-old daughter, Khai, called it quits “with the intention of getting back together,” the source said.
“They’ve broken up multiple times before so when it comes to them getting back together, never say never.
“But they definitely need time apart, it’s what’s best for everyone involved,” the insider added.
As for what led to the split, the source claimed: “Tension really started between Yolanda and Zayn last year when he suspected she was the one who leaked their pregnancy news in the first place.
“Gigi and Zayn didn’t want to announce it publicly until after Gigi gave birth. With lockdown, it was the perfect time to give them that privacy they never would have had otherwise.
“They were so grateful for that privacy and they were very upset when it came out. Zayn is a very, very private person and while dating him, Gigi has become a lot more private too.”
The source claimed Zayn feels Yolanda does not have the “same sense of privacy” which has led to the two “clashing.”
“They also have very different parenting styles and both are extremely stubborn when it comes to Khai,” they added.
Prior to Zayn, 28, and Gigi, 26, publicly revealing they were expecting their first child together in April of last year, Yolanda, 57, “liked” social media posts that discussed the pregnancy speculation.
The Dutch supermodel also told a Netherlands broadcasting station, RTL Boulevard: “Of course we are so excited. I am excited to become Oma in September especially after I lost my mom so recently,” which solidified the news.
A rep for Yolanda did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
Gigi and Zayn welcomed their daughter, Khai, in September 2020 after five years of on-again-off-again dating.
The source explained that Gigi feels she is “in the middle” of the drama between her mother and her baby daddy – while insisting she is “not on anyone’s side.”
“That’s her mom and the father of her child so it’s a tough spot, she has loyalty to both. She’s doing her best but Khai is and will always be her #1 priority.
“Gigi’s tried and tried to mediate [Yolanda and Zayn’s] relationship but they just don’t see eye-to-eye.
“She realized it was healthier for her to not be with Zayn right now. It was ultimately her who ended the relationship,” the informant said.
While there are not yet details of what triggered the alleged assault, the outlet confirmed Yolanda “stands by her account” of Zayn “striking” her.
“Yolanda’s inclination is to file a police report,” they added.
The former X Factor contestant flat-out denied becoming violent during his interaction.
He told the publication: “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.”
On Thursday morning, the I Don’t Wanna Live Forever crooner posted a similar statement about the claims on Twitter – and how this “is and still should be” a private family matter.
‘THIS IS A PRIVATE MATTER’
He wrote in a Notes app message: “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.
“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.”
The British pop star 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.
“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.”
Speaking for the first time about the incident, the model’s rep told People: “Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time.”
An insider alleged Zayn and Yolanda have ‘different parenting styles’ that cause them to ‘clash’Credit: Instagram/Yolanda Hadid
Gigi and Zayn allegedly ‘wanted to keep their pregnancy with daughter Khai a secret’ until she gave birthCredit: instagram.com/gigihadid
The couple got back together in early 2020 after splitting in 2018
The couple have had an on-again-off-again relationship since 2015
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