Supermodel Gigi Hadid put her messy split with her baby daddy Zayn Malik aside to wish him a Happy Father's Day.
Gigi, 27, shares her 21 month old daughter, Khai, with her ex boyfriend, former One Direction boyband member Zayn, 29.
She first posted a sweet tribute on her Instagram stories to her own father, 73 year old real estate developer, Mohamed Hadid, with a black and white snap where her father could be seen kissing her on the cheek.
Over the top of the snap, she wrote: "Happy Father's Day to my sweet baba. I love you!"
Next, she posted a sweet rare snap of a heavily tattooed Zayn playing with his daughter, neither of whose faces could be seen, with some colouring books spread between them.
Over this photo, she wrote: "& to Khai's baba !!!! :)".
'Baba' is a term for 'father' in Arabic, and Gigi's dad is Palestinian-Jordanian.
Zayn and Gigi shared a tumultuous on-off relationship since 2015, but it seemed that all of the drama was behind them, when Gigi welcomed their daughter in September 2020.
Zayn hit the headlines in October 2021 after he allegedly got into an altercation with Gigi's mother, Yolanda Hadid, 58, in an argument over Khai whilst Gigi was away.
The singer is alleged to have called Yolanda "f***ing Dutch s**t” and told her: "Stay away from [my] f***ing daughter."
Initially, Zayn took to Twitter to release a statement denying the allegations.
He wrote: "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 that 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 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 important I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves."
In a second statement to TMZ, Zayn further denied the claims and said he “hopes that Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations.”
He said: “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.”
Zayn later pleaded guilty to one count of harassment following the alleged altercation with Yolanda.
Gigi and Zayn were then reported to have split, with a representative for Gigi, saying: "Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai. She asks for privacy during this time."
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