Gigi Hadid stepped out earlier this week to attend a photo shoot with her younger sister Bella in New York City – her first appearance following her split from Zayn Malik and harassment charges by her mom against her ex.
Zayn would later plead no contest to the charges filed by Yolanda Hadid, who accused him of hurling insults at both her and her model daughter, with one citation saying that he “grabbed and shoved her [Yolanda] into a dresser causing mental anguish and physical pain”.
The Pillowtalk hitmaker released a statement at the time; so too did the model. Her rep said: “Gigi is solely focused on the best for Khai [the couple’s daughter]. She asks for privacy during this time.”
She’s since kept a low profile, only taking to social media to promote her work.
A source tells E! News: “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.
“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.”