After an off-and-on relationship since 2016, television personality Gigi Hadid and British singer Zyan Malik finally broke up in October 2021. During the pandemic, the couple welcomed their first child, Khai Hadid Malik. Hadid recently discussed their decision to co-parent the child in an interview with The Sunday Times this month.
Gigi stressed that they always prioritize their child’s happiness: Gigi knows that she will have a long life beside Zayan, and it is also important to keep things civil between the spotted couple. Hadid stated that successful co-parenting will always be the top priority, even if she and Zayan are not together. The supermodel also says happily that she could balance work and motherhood by considering her work commitments when her daughter is with her dad.
Who is Gigi Hadid?
Born on April 23, 1995, in Los Angeles, California, to Palestinian Jordan real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former Dutch model Yolanda Hadid, Gigi Hadid is a model and a known television personality. Hadid started her career early in 2013 by signing IMG Model and making her New York Fashion Week debut in February 2014. She got her to break in the same month and was featured on Cariie Roetfield’s CK Fashion Book cover. She starred in fashion designer Tom Ford’s eyewear autumn/winter collection along with model Patrick Schwarzenegger.
She was the host of the Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards event. She was the face of Tom Ford’s F/W 2014 campaigns like Tom Ford Velvet Orchard Fragrance and Tom Ford Beauty 2014. Hadid was featured on the covers of Galore Magazine, Vogue (United States, Paris, Italy, Britain, Japan, Spain, Australia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Germany, China), Schonl, Numero, Allure, W Magazine, Ten Yogues along with The Wall Street Journal, Elle(Canada), Dazes and Harper’s Bazaar(United States, Malaysia).
She became Daily Front Row’s Model of the Year in January 2014 and became the brand ambassador of Maybelline. With her then-boyfriend Cody Simpson, Hadis was featured as a part of the Towel Series – a project of photographer Maria Testino.
She became the global brand ambassador of Tomy Hilfigers. She later became the brand ambassador of Reebok, being the face of the #Perfect Never Campaign. She hosted shows like the 2016 iHeard Radio Much Music Video and American Music Awards. After her first appearance at the Victorian Street Fashion Show in December 2015, she made her second appearance in December 2016, earning her wings for the first time.
In the same month, she also received the International Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards. She walked for designers like Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty x Puma, Isabel Marant, and Giambattista Valli.
Hadid collaborated with Reebok in November 2018 for designer sneakers. She shot an episode for Beat Bobby Flay, a food network competition aired in June 2020. She made guest appearances in an episode of “Scooby-Doo and Guessed Who?”
Hadid was in a romantic relationship with Cody Simpson from 2013 to May 2015 and Australian singer Joe Jonas from May to November 2015. After her off-and-on relationship with English singer Zayn Malik, they had their first child in 2020. Hadid and Malik split after Malik was charged with harassing Yolanda, Hadid’s mother.
Who is Zayn Malik?
Born on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Zayn Malik is a British singer. After being eliminated from The X Factor, judges Niwk Scherzinger and Simon Cowell motivated him into a group with fellow contestants Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liane Payne, and Louis Tom Linson, and he was recognized under the name “One Direction.” The book One Direction: Forever Young, licensed by One Direction, topped the bestseller list of Sunday Times.
Their first debut album, “Up All Night,” made them the first UK group to make their album top the charts in the US. They also topped the charts in 16 other countries. Lead singles “What Makes You Beautiful” was a commercial success, along with singles “Gotta Be You” and “One Thing,” included in the top 10 hit list in the UK. They conducted an Up All Night Tour to mark their success which got featured in the documentary Up All Night: The Live Tour.
Their Secon Licensed book Dare to Dream-Life as One Direction became The New York Times Bestseller. The next leader of the group, “Live While We’re Young,” made it to the top list in almost all countries, followed by another single, “Little Things,” which became the band’s second no. 1 single in the UK.
The group’s second album, “Take Me Home,” topped the Billboard 200, and they became the first boy band to record two no. One album in the same calendar year in the US chart history. It followed with their second concert tour playing in over 100 shows in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia
Their third studio album, “Midnight Memories,” became the bestselling album worldwide and made them the first band in history who have their first three albums debut at the top of the charts. It followed with their first all-stadium tour, the Where We Are tour, titling it as the highest-grossing tour of all time.
After their fourth album became the no.1 album as usual, with two platinum status in the US, followed by their fourth concert tour, On The Road Again tour, Malik declared his departure from the band as he wanted to take a break and relax and also enjoy some private time away from the spotlight, who later revealed that he had no scope of experimenting creativity in the band.
Malik’s solo album, Mind of Mine, ranked no.1 in countries like the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the US, making him the first British male solo artist to debut No. 1 with his first album. The album also topped the Billboard lists, followed by his second solo appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, which was included in the promotional tour of Mind of Mine. His second album Icarus Fall ranked 61 on the US Billboard 200 and 77 on the UK album charts.
Malik became engaged with English singer Perric Edward and called it off after a couple of years. After an off-and-on relationship with American model Gigi Hadid, they welcomed their first child in September 2020. Malik and Hadid ended their relationship in October 2021 when Hadrid’s mother filed a charge against Malik for striking her.
Co-parenting with baby daddy
Malik and Hadid are reported to have a loving and caring relationship even after splitting off and are trying their best to do co-parenting work for their daughter Khai. Hadrid wants Malik to be an inseparable part of Khai’s life. Being a “very hands-on mother” who enjoys bringing Khai on sets, Hadrid always tries to cover her from the public and paparazzi.
Since the couple split, they kept their personal lives away from the limelight. Gigi has shared their decision to co-parent Khai with her baby daddy Zyan Malik keeping their daughters happiness in the forefront, ensuring that their daughter never misses the love from both parents. Though they are not living together, Zyan frequently visits Gigi and Khai on the farm in Pennsylvania at times when they are there.