ZAYN & GIGI: FAMILY FEUD
YOU South Africa|25 November 2021
Insiders say the relationship between singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid has become toxic
LINDSAY DE FREITAS

THEY seemed to have it all: the talent, the looks, the fame and fortune.

Then the glossy façade cracked – and now everyone has front-row seats to the family drama that makes anything reality TV could offer up look tame.

So what exactly happened that led to the breakdown between supermodel Gigi Hadid and pop star Zayn Malik?

Here’s what’s been going down.

MOTHER OF A PROBLEM

Rumours of an altercation between Gigi’s mom, Yolanda Hadid, a Dutch American reality TV personality and former model, and Zayn surfaced last month.

Yolanda (57) claims Zayn struck her at his home in rural Pennsylvania while Gigi was working in Paris in late September. Zayn (28) was apparently unhappy that Yolanda “barged” into his home unannounced.

The Hadid family matriarch alleges in court documents the singer “grabbed and shoved me into a dresser, causing mental anguish and physical pain”.

She also accuses him of engaging in “continuous cursing”, calling her “a f***ing Dutch slut” and ordering her to “stay away from [my] f**king daughter”.

The pop superstar also reportedly referred to his and Gigi’s daughter, Khai, as “the f***ing sperm that came out of my f***king c**k”.

Zayn vehemently denied the accusations.

A day later things took a legal turn when Yolanda pressed charges, accusing Zayn of four counts of harassment.

He immediately pleaded no contest and was fined an undisclosed amount and placed on a 90-day probation for each charge, accumulating to 360 days total.

The terms of his probation include an anger management class, a domestic violence programme and having no contact with Yolanda or her security detail.

FAMILIES AT WAR

Gigi’s siblings, Bella (25) and Anwar (22), are supporting their sister and mom.

Bella took to social media to share a cryptic message: “I can do nothing for you but work on myself. You can do nothing for me but work on yourself.”

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