Today's celeb news cycle got a wee bit chaotic after certified lover boy Zayn Malik took to Twitter seemingly to acknowledge some pretty hefty accusations from Yolanda Hadid, the mother of his longtime girlfriend Gigi Hadid. According to TMZ, Yolanda said Zayn "struck" her and that she intended to take the matter to authorities.
Zayn posted a lengthy statement to the site via the iPhone Notes app on the matter. It reads:
"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 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 importantly I remain vigilant to protect Khai and giver her the privacy she deserves."
After posting his statement to Twitter, Zayn told TMZ, "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."
Gigi's rep spoke to E! News on the supermodel's behalf regarding all the family drama. "Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai," said the rep. "She asks for privacy during this time."
A few weeks ago, pop culture account Deuxmoi posted on Instagram a very coy tip that "a certain singer and model who welcomed a child recently broke up." While the note was extremely vague, now fans are left wondering if—given the drama with Yolanda—it might be about Gigi and Zayn. Again, we're all speculating at this point, and neither Zayn nor Gigi have commented on the status of their relationship. We'll keep you updated on this situation as we learn more.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.