Gigi Hadid started off 2022 on a cosy note as she shared a string of homey snaps capturing her idyllic forest getaway with her one-year-old daughter Khai.
‘Wishing you all the Happiest New Year… Sending blessings & love, near and far x,’ Gigi, 26, captioned the shots, posted to her Instagram account on Monday.
The slideshow started off with a selfie of Gigi riding a helicopter with her sun-kissed complexion full display.
Save for a slick of pink lip gloss, Gigi appeared to be makeup-free as she gazed towards the camera all bundled up and with a pair of headphones over her ears.
Subsequent shots captured Gigi’s cosy cabin retreat in the woods. She did not clarify whether the images were taken before or after the new year, though she may have been ringing in 2022 at the spot.
During her trip, Gigi and Khai went hiking in the woods where the curious youngster inspected a branch laying on the leaf-strewn ground.
She also shared a photo of Khai sitting beside her lap as they both kicked their feet out onto the floor.
Gigi wore black boots while her daughter sported velcro footwear.
Photos also showed off the making of their scrumptious, handmade pizza.
Three pieces of dough were sprinkled with cheese, basil, and pepperoni before they were seemingly baked inside the outdoor pizza oven.
Gigi shares her daughter with her now ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik. The couple welcomed Khai, their first child together, in 2020.
But in late 2021 Zayn landed in controversy following an alleged altercation with Gigi’s mother Yolanda Hadid.
Zayn pleaded no contest to four harassment charges in October and was sentenced to 360 days probation and an anger management course. He was also 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.