Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid made headlines late Thursday when a report from TMZ alleged that her daughter Gigi Hadid’s boyfriend, Zayn Malik, “struck” her.
A source says that Yolanda claims Zayn “struck” her last week and that she’s considering filing a police report. According to the source, no details on the alleged assault have been revealed, but Yolanda stands by her claims.
Zayn later took to Twitter to address the allegations. He writes that he is a private person and didn’t want this family matter to become public knowledge.
He noted that he simply wants to “create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up in,” but adds that he chose to speak out because the situation was “‘leaked’ to the press.”
“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,” Zayn wrote on Twitter.
“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’ tp 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.”
The former One Direction singer then told TMZ in a statement, “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.”
As a result of this family drama, Gigi and Zayn have reportedly split.
“Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time,” Gigi’s rep told PEOPLE in a statement.
“They are not together right now. They are both good parents, though,” a Hadid 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.”
Part 4 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 reunion airs on Wednesday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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