Although they’re in the midst of a sour split, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik agree on one thing: The welfare of their daughter is priority No. 1.
It’s been a turbulent week for the supermodel and singer, who recently broke up nearly two years after rekindling their romance and more than a year since welcoming their first child together, Khai. News of their split emerged shortly after Zayn “adamantly” denied striking Gigi’s mom, Yolanda Hadid, in a statement to TMZ. In a citation obtained by E! News, he was charged with harassment for allegedly shoving Yolanda into a dresser, “causing mental anguish and physical pain.” He pleaded no contest.
“It’s a tense situation,” a source close to the Hadid family told E! News. “Gigi and Zayn are broken up, but intend to co-parent Khai in a peaceful and healthy environment. They are working out custody details. They are in contact over Khai and making decisions for her.”
A source close to Gigi elaborated on the measures she and Zayn are taking behind the scenes. “Gigi and Zayn have both met with lawyers separately. They both want to make sure they can sort out the custody situation with Khai and both feel entitled to custody of her,” the source explained to E! News. “She needs space. They have been in communication and have been working on how they will continue to co-parent, but it’s very tense right now. They do both want what’s best for Khai and are trying to be civil.”
Meanwhile, Gigi’s family is “trying to stay out of her way,” the source close to the Hadid family said, “but also feels very protective and wants the best for her.”