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One Direction star Zayn Malik is turning 29 and to mark his milestone, we're taking a look at his headline hitting lifestyle.
From having a baby girl with his supermodel partner Gigi Hadid, with whom he has since split, to having assault accusations made against him by her mother – the last couple of years have been monumental for him.
The Bradford boy shot to fame after becoming an integral part of the world-renowned group One Direction but was the first to throw in the flag several years ago.
But what else has he been up to since then? Let's take a look…
Solo career drama
Less than a year after his 1D exit, he released his first solo album, an R&B body called "Mind of Mine" which featured his hit single "Pillowtalk".
After taking home an American Music Award and MTV VMA, the singer released his second studio album, Icarus Falls, in December 2018.
Over the past few years, the singer has gone on to rip apart 1D's music, even stating that he did not make any life-long friends from the band.
In September 2020, Zayn and Gigi welcomed their first child, Khai Hadid Malik, and the singer has since dropped his third studio album "Nobody Is Listening" in January 2021.
In October 2021, he was been dropped by his music label, RCA, due to his aggressive alteration with Gigi's mum, Yolanda Hadid.
A senior music source claimed to The Sun: “He’s almost impossible to control or guide. A while ago his label quietly decided it was the end of the line for their relationship, and now this.”
In October 2021, the star was sentenced to probation and anger management classes after pleading guilty to four harassment charges after a plea of "no contest" was not accepted.
Zayn and Gigi both shared a ranch in Pennsylvania, US, where the singer allegedly called Netherlands-born Yolanda a "f*****g Dutch s**t" in a row, according to court documents.
The singer admitted to arguing with Yolanda but denied the allegations that he pushed her into a dresser.
He released a statement at the time, saying: "In an effort to protect that space for [my daughter] 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 give her the privacy she deserves."
Zayn and supermodel Gigi first met at a friend's birthday party a few years before they made things official in 2015.
This was just three months after he called off his engagement to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards – who he savagely broke up with over text.
However, the singer, and supermodel, 26, reportedly went their separate ways after the incident with her RHOBH star mum.
The couple shares a daughter, one-year-old Khai, who they continue to co-parent.
A Hadid family friend said at the time: "They are not together right now. They are both good parents though.
"They co-parent. Yolanda is of course very protective of Gigi. She wants the best for her daughter and grandchild."
Zayn has ruffled a lot of feathers in his time, and not just his exes or their family members.
In 2012, a member of a rival boy band The Wanted, Max George told Zayn to stay off the weed, adding: “It clearly makes you cranky.”
Zayn replied: “Alright chlamydia boy.”
The former 1D star took aim at Max's bandmate Tom Parker too, by stating: "Mate if I had a face like yours my hair would be the last thing I'd worry about."
"Let's not even start discussing vocal ability boys."
He also fought with his own band member in 2015, when he publicly went at it against Louis Tomlinson.
This came about shortly after Zayn left the group to go live the life of an “ordinary 22-year-old”.
Though just a few days later, he was spotted in the studio with Naughty Boy and launched his solo career.
I'm A Celeb star Naughty Boy then shared an old Soundcloud recording featuring Zayn Malik, which fans assumed was a preview of Zayn's solo material, which angered Louis.
Louis then tweeted: “Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you're so inconsiderate pal, seriously how f**king old are you? Grow up! #masterofallwisdom.”
Bitter insults continued with Louis mocking a picture of Naughty Boy and Zayn together and Naughty Boy later implying that Louis couldn't sing.
Soon after, Zayn came out and called the producer a “fat joke” who was merely “pretending they were friends”.
- Perrie Edwards
- One Direction
- Gigi Hadid
- Zayn Malik
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