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After Her Split With Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid Has Reportedly “Grown Closer” With Sister Bella Hadid


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Gigi Hadid has reportedly “grown closer” with her sister Bella Hadid following her alleged split from Zayn Malik.

Towards the end of October, allegations arose that Zayn struck the model’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, during an argument at the couple’s Pennsylvania home while Gigi was away in Paris in September. On October 28, Zayn shared a Twitter statement about the altercation just before TMZ broke the news:

“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. This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is divineness 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.”

Zayn also gave an official statement to TMZ at the time: “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.”

Despite denying assaulting Yolanda, court documents confirmed that Malik pled no contest to at least one charge of harassment against the Hadids. According to TMZ, Malik will pay a fine and is “on 90 days probation for each count, totaling 360 days.” On top of the fine, Malik reportedly “must complete an anger management class and a domestic violence program.”

According to a source who recently spoke with People in December, Gigi Hadid has been leaning on her younger sister throughout the ordeal. “Gigi and Bella have grown closer since the Zayn and Yolanda incident,” the source said. “Bella has stuck by her side, as the situation has caused a lot of tension within the family.”


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The source continued by confirming previous reports that  Zayn and Gigi have parted ways, but continue to co-parent their 15-month-old daughter, Khai. “Gigi is done with Zayn. She’s a really private person, so Bella has really been there to support her,” the source continued. “It’s been tough on all of them because they’re all so close. That’s her mom, but it’s still her baby’s father, even though their romantic relationship is over.”

They added, “This has not been easy on Gigi and has caused a lot of stress on relationships with her family.”

Back in October, a rep for Gigi told People, “Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time.”

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