Zayn Malik gave a smouldering display in his latest Instagram post on Friday in a rare appearance on social media following his recent media storm.
The former One Direction star, 28, took to the photosharing site to plug his sunglasses collaboration with fashion brand Arnette as he posed for the camera with a thick beard and round glasses while donning a shearing lined jacket.
The rare brooding snap comes after his split from long-term girlfriend and baby mama Gigi Hadid following a fracas with her mother Yolanda, 57, in September.
In the black and white picture shared with his 43.6million followers the star was seen sporting a denim jacket with a thick shearling collar.
The unshaven singer looked handsome and appeared in a sombre mood as he posed for the snap, which was met with adoration from followers.
Zayn looked down in the snap while sporting a pair of trendy round sunglasses from the collection and sharing a simple caption promoting the range.
In his promotional caption, the former boy band star penned: ‘Wearing DROPHEAD from my new collab with @ARNETTE #zaynxarnette #ad’
It comes after Zayn pleaded no contest to four harassment charges in October and was sentenced to 360 days probation, an anger management course and told he must have no contact with Yolanda or a security guard who witnessed the fight.
He denied the claims made against him which include him pushing the reality star into a dresser and calling her a ‘s**t.’
The incident happened after a fight at the home in Pennsylvania he shares with Gigi Hadid and their daughter Khai. Gigi was modelling in Paris and Yolanda let herself into the couple’s home, seemingly without Malik’s consent
A fight ensued, in which he allegedly called her a ‘f****** Dutch s**t’ and said: ‘Stay the f*** away from my daughter’
He is then said to have phoned Gigi in Paris and berated her down the phone, screaming: ‘Strap on some f*****g balls.’
A security guard witnessed the event and he yelled at him: ‘Get the f*** out of my f***ing house copper,’
Zayn posted a statement on social media at the time that confirmed there was an incident, that he pleaded no contest (although it was unclear at the time that he’d been criminally charged) and that he was trying to protect his daughter.
He denied striking Yolanda, as had been reported by TMZ, citing an unnamed source. He said: ‘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.’
Gigi and Zayn have now split – it’s unclear if that was before the September 29 incident or as a result of it.
‘This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is a 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.’
The tension between Zayn and Yolanda allegedly began when he suspected her of leaking news of Gigi’s pregnancy to the media, according to an unnamed source cited by The Sun.
MailOnline have contacted representatives for Zayn, Yolanda and Gigi for further comment.