Zayn Malik, the talented musician and former One Direction member, recently graced the airwaves in a rare interview, shedding light on his experience as a co-parent and his profound connection with his two-year-old daughter, Khai, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid. In a highly-anticipated appearance on the Call Her Daddy podcast hosted by Alex Cooper, Zayn revealed how fatherhood has brought a sense of purpose and rekindled vibrant colors in his life.
Since becoming a father, Zayn’s primary focus has been to set a positive example for his daughter. He candidly expressed, “That’s why I’m even doing this interview, you know? I used to get a lot of anxiety around having a conversation like this. And I want her to be able to look at me and be like, ‘Yo, my dad’s doing this.'” Zayn’s words reflect his deep commitment to being a loving and responsible father.
Although Zayn and Gigi ended their romantic relationship two years ago, they have found common ground in co-parenting their beloved daughter. Zayn shared, “Co-parenting is good. We have a really good relationship for Khai. She’s of the utmost importance.” His admiration for his daughter shines through as he discussed the transformative power of fatherhood, stating, “Ever since I had my daughter, the main thing on my mind has been to be a good example to her. There’s a certain point in adult life where everything is vague, and grey, and boring, and she’s brought that color back for me.” Zayn’s sentiments encapsulate the profound joy and fulfillment he derives from his role as a father.
Zayn and Gigi’s love story began in 2015 and reached new heights with the announcement of Gigi’s pregnancy in April 2020. Their daughter, Khai, was joyfully welcomed into the world in September of the same year. Despite their subsequent separation in October, prompted by reports of an alleged altercation between Zayn and Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid (an allegation he vehemently denied), the couple has embraced co-parenting with love and dedication, ensuring that Khai remains their top priority.