Zayn Malik and Yolanda Hadid are reportedly at war over an alleged leaked picture of his and Gigi Hadid’s daughter Khai.
The notoriously private singer, 28, is said to have clashed with the reality star, 57, in January this year after she accidentally shared an Instagram post which showed the 13-month-old tot’s face.
The tension between the two came ahead of claims that Zayn ‘struck’ Yolanda and and allegedly pushed her into a dresser during an altercation at the Pennsylvania home he shares with model Gigi, 26.
Drama: Zayn Malik and Yolanda Hadid are reportedly at war over an alleged leaked picture of his and Gigi Hadid’s daughter Khai
The Sun reports that Yolanda shared a sweet tribute to her granddaughter to social media in January, but the snap is said to have showed Khai’s face in a reflection in the mirror.
She quickly deleted the snap and replaced it with a different image after realising her error, but the damage was already done as fans had seen the tot’s face.
Zayn, who along with Gigi never shows their daughter’s face publicly, was said to have been furious with Yolanda, with tensions remaining between the pair ever since.
A source told the publication: ‘Back in January, Yolanda accidentally posted a photo of Khai where you could see her face and Zayn went crazy – he’s so protective of his daughter’s privacy, he was so mad.
Not impressed: The notoriously private singer, 28, is said to have clashed with the reality star, 57, in January this year after she accidentally shared an Instagram post which showed the 13-month-old tot’s face
‘Yolanda deleted it immediately but things were tense.
‘Yolanda doesn’t see what the issue is, but Zayn – and Gigi – are very against their child being photographed and it’s been a huge cause of tension between them.’
Zayn and Gigi welcomed Khai in September 2020 and have kept the little one’s face hidden from social media.
While Yolanda is quite open with her life and introduced Gigi and sister Bella to the spotlight from an early age, with the models having appeared on her reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Private: Zayn and Gigi welcomed Khai in September 2020 and have kept the little one’s face hidden from social media (pictured in 2017)
And Zayn was quick to highlight his values over his daughter in the statement he shared in the wake of the allegations against him.
He wrote: ‘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.’
MailOnline have contacted representatives of Zayn Yolanda and Gigi for comment.
The drama comes after it was reported Zayn has been dropped by his record label, RCA, following fears that he has been smoking ‘extremely strong’ cannabis according to a new report.
This comes after it was revealed that the 28-year-old singer had split from model Gigi after denying claims that he had struck her mother.
Now The Sun is reporting that Malik has been ditched by his US record label RCA following claims from those close to him saying that he has been increasingly smoking ‘extremely strong’ cannabis.
A senior music source told the publication on Thursday: ‘A lot of people have tried desperately to get Zayn’s life and career back on track, but nothing has worked.
Axed: The drama comes after it was reported Zayn has been dropped by his record label, RCA, following fears that he has been smoking ‘extremely strong’ cannabis according to a new report (pictured smoking in 2015)
‘So many people who have worked with him have just given up.
‘He’s almost impossible to control or guide. A while ago his label quietly decided it was the end of the line for their relationship, and now this.’
Zayn has often spoken openly about smoking marijuana, previously revealing that he thinks it can help him when it comes to his ‘creative process’ as a musician.
This comes after it was revealed that Malik had pleaded no contest to four counts of harassment after allegedly pushing his partner’s mother Yolanda into a dresser and calling her a ‘f*****g Dutch sl*t’ last month in a fight at the home he shares with Gigi in Pennsylvania.
The details emerged in court documents obtained by DailyMail.com on Friday. They reveal that he was charged with four counts of harassment, that he pleaded no contest and that he must now complete 360 days probation in addition to completing an anger management class.
Oh dear: The Sun reports that Malik has been ditched by his US record label RCA after claims that he has been increasingly smoking ‘extremely strong’ cannabis
The British singer must also have no contact with Yolanda, his daughter’s grandmother, or with John McMahon, a security guard for the Hadid family who witnessed the incident and who he also harassed.
The documents confirm previous source claims that there was a fight in the couple’s home near New Hope, Pennsylvania, which emerged on Thursday alongside the news that Zayn and supermodel Gigi had split. It remains unclear if they broke up before the fight, or as a result of it.
The couple share a one-year-old daughter, Khai, and lived in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania, near Yolanda’s home.
On September 29, Yolanda went to the couple’s property while Gigi was modeling in Paris. Zayn was there, though it’s unclear if Khai was. What transpired next is unclear but the pair started arguing and Zayn ‘grabbed Yolanda’ and ‘shoved’ her into a dresser.
He also verbally berated her, screaming: ‘Stay away from [my] f*****g daughter and calling her a ‘f*****g Dutch s**t’.
Court docs obtained by DailyMail.com on Friday detail how Malik screamed at Yolanda to ‘stay away from his f*****g daughter’ and called her a Dutch ‘s**t’
Records: The records say Malik ‘grabbed Yolanda Hadid and shoved her into a dresser, causing mental anguish and physical pain’
Documents: Zayn pleaded no contest to four counts of harassment in Pennsylvania last month after an incident at his home
Happier times: Zayn’s relationship with Yolanda was already strained, according to sources, because he suspected her of leaking news of Gigi’s pregnancy to the media last year
Statement: Zayn posted a statement on Thursday, right, saying he agreed not to ‘contest claims’ but it was unclear at the time he’d been criminally charged over the incident
Location: The incident happened on September 29 at Gigi and Zayn’s four-bedroom farmhouse near New Hope, Pennsylvania. The home is pictured before the couple bought it in 2020
He is said to have called Gigi in Paris and yelled down the phone to her: ‘Strap on some f***ing balls and defend your partner against your f***ing mother in my house.’
A security guard was present for the exchange, according to the court documents, and Zayn screamed at him: ‘Get the f*** out of my f***ing house copper.’
At another point he referred to fathering Khai with the ‘f*****g sperm that came out of my f*****g c**k’.
Gigi has refused to comment in detail on the matter but released a statement on Thursday night.
Sentence: Zayn was sentenced to 360 days probation, must complete an anger management course and must shave no contact with Yolanda or the security guard who witnessed the fight
‘Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time,’ her rep said
Yolanda is yet to comment.
Zayn posted a statement on social media on Thursday that confirmed there was an incident, that he pleaded no contest (although it was unclear at the time that he’d been criminally charged) and that he was trying to protect his daughter.
He denied striking Yolanda, as had been reported by TMZ, citing an unnamed source.
‘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.
Sweet: Ten days before the incident, Yolanda shared these photos of Zayn and Gigi’s daughter Kai on Instagram
Post: Yolanda captioned the photos in honor of Khai’s birthday and thanked ‘bubba’ Zayn in her post
‘This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is a 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.’
The tension between he and Yolanda allegedly began when he suspected her of leaking news of Gigi’s pregnancy to the media, according to an unnamed source cited by The Sun.
Celebrations: Gigi, Yolanda and Bella are pictured with Khai, celebrating her first birthday. Bella uploaded the photos on October 6 – a week after the incident. Zayn was not in the photos
They’ve never seen eye to eye. Zayn lives an almost hermit like existence…Yolanda is always saying Zayn should do more to support Gigi’s career
It compounded what the source described as an already tense relationship between the pair, who are ‘like chalk and cheese’.
‘They’ve never seen eye to eye. Zayn lives an almost hermit like existence, he likes quiet, solitude, a slow pace, working on music – the farm/rural life suits him and they’ve been living at the ranch for a while.
‘Gigi loves it too – she cooks for him every single day and even took up knitting, she also does crafts around the home and painted rooms herself.
‘But she also wants to go back to work – which means parties, events, red carpets, ad campaigns, Instagram – all the things that Zayn wants to avoid.
‘Yolanda has always been very supportive of and involved in Gigi’s career and is always saying Zayn should do more to support her – walk red carpets with her, post about her on IG, at one point she even suggested a reality show and he was horrified.
Meanwhile, following news of Zayn and Gigi’s split, a source is said to have told Us Weekly that ‘it’s much better that they have separated’ as they had a ‘destructive relationship’.
The couple have had a tumultuous romance since first getting together in November 2015, having split several times over the six years.
And an insider at the publication states: ‘Gigi and Zayn had a very destructive relationship when they were together romantically.’
The couple last called it quits more than a year before welcoming their now 13-month-old daughter Khai, with a source adding: ‘Gigi stands by Zayn’s ability to co-parent well.’
Home: Gigi and Zayn bought the farmhouse in Pennsylvania last year before welcoming their daughter. It is shown in a sale listing, before they moved in
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik split as a result of the incident last month, according to sources, but the pair continue to co-parent. Yolanda is shown, right, in New York City earlier this week
Zayn and Gigi: A timeline of their fiery on/off relationship
Rumors swirled that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are on the outs once again after reports surfaced that Zayn ‘struck’ Gigi’s mom, Yolanda, last week.
Sources told TMZ that the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is ‘seriously considering’ filing a police report to document the alleged assault.
In a statement to the publication, the One Direction member hoped to rise up the ‘divisiveness’ and ‘restore us to a peaceful family environment that will allow for me to co-parent my daughter in a manner in which she deserves.’
Zayn strongly rejected all allegations, stating: ‘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.’
Gigi and Zayn first became an item more than six years ago when they were spotted leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Award’s after-party holding hands; seen at the Met Gala in 2016
Gigi and Zayn first became an item more than six years ago when they were spotted leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Award’s after-party holding hands.
A source told Us Weekly in November 2015 that while they weren’t ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’ yet, they were definitely into each other.
Months later, Gigi was spotted wearing a Z necklace on her way to Paris Fashion Week as she flashed a photo of Zayn as her phone background.
Malik however denied any romance rumors during an appearance on the Beats 1 radio show and insisted the pair were just ‘good friends.’
His debut as a solo artist took a sexy turn with the video release for his first single, Pillowtalk, starring none other than Gigi. The steamy visuals were followed by a flirty online exchange, leading many to believe that their friendship was anything but platonic.
In May, they confirmed what was already assumed as they walked hand-in-hand on the red carpet at fashion’s biggest night, the Met Gala.
He explained in November how the pair met at a Victoria’s Secret party and he approached Hadid after recognizing her from ‘her picture,’ and soon took her on a date.
‘She knows how to carry herself. She’s quite classy and that. She’s not, like, arrogant in any way,’ he told ES Magazine. ‘She’s confident. She carries it well. She’s cool.’
Their romance continued to flourish, albeit mostly privately, but Gigi stepped behind the lens to snap Zayn for the Spring 2017 Versus Versace campaign.
The Italian luxury brand shared a clip on their Twitter account with Gigi asking: ‘When you’re alone, who do you want next to you?’ to which Malik smiled while replying, ‘You.’
Lucky in love: Gigi and Zayn welcomed their daughter into the world one year ago
In January, Gigi shared a romantic tribute to her boyfriend to mark his birthday. ‘Love this man more than I could ever put into words [and] am inspired by his drive to be and do better everyday,’ she wrote.
By March, though, the supermodel was singing a different tune as Gigi and Zayn called it quits sharing his-and-hers tweets to confirm the split.
All was not as it seemed as Gigi and Zayn were spotted kissing in New York City weeks after they announced their break-up, but Malik was a no-show to her 23rd birthday party in April.
In October, he made an appearance on her Instagram stories when she shared a selfie and wrote ‘flyin home to my happy place.’
New year, new Gigi. The couple called it off again, with multiple sources telling Us Weekly that their relationship was ‘over for now.’
Another insider revealed the supermodel ‘tried hard to make it work,’ but he ‘has a lot of his own issues that she couldn’t help him get through.’
Cupid’s arrow struck in the right place and the couple confirmed their romance was flourishing yet again on Valentine’s Day.
Despite remaining out of the public eye due to various lockdowns from COVID-19, Gigi revealed she was pregnant on a virtual appearance of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
‘Obviously, we wish we could have announced it on our own terms,’ Hadid said. ‘We’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support.’
Gigi delivered Khai during a home birth in Pennsylvania in mid-September with Zayn, her mother, sister Bella, a mid-wife and the mid-wife’s assistant also on hand to help out.
Baby bliss: Despite remaining out of the public eye due to various lockdowns from COVID-19, Gigi revealed she was pregnant on a virtual appearance of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon