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Zayn Malik denies “striking” Gigi Hadid’s mum Yolanda Hadid

Just as the TMZ story broke, Zayn released a statement on Twitter.
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Zayn Malik has denied claims that he “struck” Yolanda Hadid, the mother of his partner Gigi Hadid and grandmother to his one-year-old daughter Khai.

The singer released a rare statement on Twitter after being alerted to a TMZ story that was going to drop, which reported that he and Yolanda had been in a physical altercation.

On October 28, TMZ sources reportedly said that Yolanda “says Zayn struck her at some point last week and she’s seriously considering filing a police report.”

In his Twitter response, Zayn did not directly respond to the claims he had ‘struck’ Yolanda, but later added to his comments in a return statement to TMZ. 

In an official statement, he said: “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.”

A few hours after the story broke, reports were made by People and E! News that the couple had split.

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Zayn noted that he and Gigi live in a “private space” with their daughter. (Credit: Getty Images)

Zayn has not addressed the split, but did speak out on Twitter about the incident prior to giving his above statement to TMZ.

“As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private space my daughter to grow up in,” Zayn tweeted. “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.

“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 continued.

“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.”

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Yolanda has not officially responded to the reports yet. (Credit: Instagram)

A rep for Gigi made a brief statement on behalf of the model to E! saying Gigi “is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time.”

Yolanda has not officially commented on the reports as of time of publishing. 

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