Zayn Malik has responded to the TMZ report he hit Yolanda, mother to his partner Gigi Hadid, saying he would “not contest claims” that arose from the said argument that reportedly took place in Pennsylvania.

“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,” he said in a statement uploaded to his official Twitter profile.

“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.”

The former One Direction vocalist said he wants the matter to remain private, adding that there remains a “divisiveness” within his family and that he has made “efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment.”

“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.”

Zayn and Gigi met in November 2015. Their relationship has seen numerous breakups and patch-ups. The two first broke-up in June 2016 and then again in March 2018. The third split occurred in January 2019 but the two rekindled their relationship a few months later.

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Manik Aftab

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