Zayn Malik makes rare comment about fatherhood as he steps back into the spotlight

Zayn Malik is prepared to return. The One Bearing alum offered an uncommon remark about parenthood in a “Refer to Her Daddy as” digital recording episode set to air on Wednesday. “Since I’ve had my girl, the primary thing to me is attempting to be a genuine guide to her,” Malik — who shares little girl, Khai, 2 with model Gigi Hadid — said in a secret video presented on Instagram.

In his first interview in six years, he told host Alex Cooper, “That’s why I’m even doing this interview, you know? I used to get a great deal of uneasiness around having a discussion like this. Furthermore, I maintain that she should have the option to check out at me and be like, ‘Yo, my father’s doing this.'” He stated, “I keep being told I’m telling dad jokes” when asked how he has adjusted to being a father. Also, I’m inclining toward it. I just say, “It’s okay.” It’s great.’ I’m like, “Yeah, I’m a dad, I’m allowed to tell these jokes now,” and people just look at me like I’m weird. The 30-year-old singer of “Pillowtalk” then admitted that his perspective on life has changed since he and Hadid, 28, welcomed Khai in September 2020.

“There’s a specific point in grown-up life where everything is unclear and dim and exhausting and she’s brought that variety back for me without a doubt.” Hadid and the “Better” singer first got to know each other in 2015 at a Victoria’s Secret party. At that point, the couple lived apart for nearly six years. During their separation, Hadid was sincerely connected to race vehicle driver Lewis Hamilton and “Lone wolfess” alum Tyler Cameron.

The couple welcomed Khai in September after reuniting in 2020. However, following an altercation involving Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, they officially broke up in October 2021. A former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” participant claimed that Malik had pushed her at the time. However, Malik was given a nearly one-year sentence that included programs for dealing with domestic violence and anger management despite the fact that he denied the allegations and pleaded no contest to them.

From that point forward, the two have exclusively cooperated to co-parent their little girl.