Gigi Hadid shares a never-before-seen photo of Zayn Malik and baby Khai on Father’s Day

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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik split in October 2021 after nearly six years of dating. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik split in October 2021 after nearly six years of dating. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

It seems like Gigi Hadid still has a special place in her heart for her baby daddy, Zayn Malik.

The 27-year-old supermodel recently shared a rare photo of her ex bonding with their 22-month-old daughter, Khai.

In the adorable snap, Zayn is seen sitting on the floor and colouring in with the toddler.

Before posting the picture of the former One Direction member, Gigi also shared an image of her 73-year-old dad, Mohamed.

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The supermodel took to Instagram to wish Zayn a Happy Father’s Day. (PHOTO: Instagram)

“Happy Father’s Day to my sweet baba,” she captioned her story, using the term for father used in many Middle Eastern and Asian languages. “I love you!”

“& to Khai’s baba!!!!” she wrote on the picture of Zayn and their daughter.

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The American model’s post comes a year after her mother, Yolanda Hadid, had an alleged altercation with Zayn, which led to him being arrested on four counts of harassment.

In court documents, Yolanda accused the British singer of shoving her and swearing at her.

“I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid," Zayn responded in a statement.

“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.

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The pair are doing their best to co-parent daughter Khai. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

“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.”

Zayn pleaded no contest to the charges and was put on 360 days probation.

He and Gigi split after the family drama but sources close to the couple say they're on amicable terms.

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“Gigi and Zayn are getting along just fine,” says an insider. “They’ve been in each other’s lives in some way or another for the past few weeks.

“There is no custody battle going on right now — they’re just trying to work things out as co-parents.”

Though the Dusk Till Dawn singer has kept a low profile since then, he recently showed off a new look on social media.

In the photo, Zayn looked almost unrecognisable with long brunette curly locks and a fringe that almost covered his eyes as he promoted his new paint by numbers kit called Paynt By Zayn. “Two weeks left to get my Paynt By Zayn collection before it's gone! Link in bio,” he captioned his post.

Followers were quick to respond. “Iconic pose,” one fan said. “Looking cool,” said another.

Others were not so keen on his new look, though.

“Zayn you need to shave but okay I love you anyway,” someone commented.

“He looks homeless,” said another.

Sources: E News, Daily Mail, US Weekly, TMZ, Geo.TV

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