After reportedly breaking up with Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid addressed the alleged dispute between her mother Yolanda Hadid and her longtime partner.
“Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time,” Gigi’s rep told People in a statement Thursday, explaining that the model’s priority is caring for her and Malik’s 13-month-old daughter despite the family discord.
The outlet reported on Thursday that Gigi, 26, and Malik have split amid the conflict.
“They are not together right now. They are both good parents though,” a family friend told the outlet. “They co-parent. Yolanda is of course very protective of Gigi. She wants the best for her daughter and grandchild.”
Sources told TMZ earlier in the day that Malik, 28, allegedly struck Yolanda, 57, a claim that the former One Direction singer vehemently denied.
“I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid,” he wrote in a social media statement. “For the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details.”
Multiple requests for comment to all three celebs’ teams from Page Six went unanswered Thursday.
In his statement, Malik expressed hope that Yolanda will “reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private.”
The musician then shed light on what led to the alleged incident between him and the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum.
“As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private place 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 continued.
“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.”
Malik also shared his disappointment that his apparent issues with Gigi’s family were made public: “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.”