Zayn Malik has reportedly joined a dating app for “plus-size” people, just three months after his split from Gigi Hadid.
A video from the singer’s profile has leaked online showing the 28-year-old taking part in an “emoji challenge” on the app.
Appearing with a bushy beard, he drew faces to match the emotions depicted in the on-screen emojis.
Calling himself “Zed” on the app, his location is Ottaville, Philadelphia.
The site describes itself as “the best online dating app for big beautiful women (BBW), big handsome men (BHM) and anyone who loves tall singles.”
He split from Gigi Hadid in October after an alleged altercation with his mother Yolanda Hadid.
TMZ reported that Gigi’s mother, Yolanda, was planning to press charges against Zayn for hitting her during an incident in September.
He later did not dispute the harassment allegations after he allegedly pushed Yolanda into a dresser and called her a “Dutch bitch”, according to court records.
A source told People magazine: “It’s been hard on all of them because they’re all so close. He’s his mother, but he’s still the father of his baby, even though their romantic relationship is over.
Court records obtained by the PA news agency allege the Bradford-born star told Yolanda to ‘stay away from (his) f****** daughter’, as well as calling her a ‘f** **** dutch bitch”. ”.
He is also accused of “grabbing and pushing” Yolanda into a chest of drawers, “causing mental anguish and physical pain”.
Malik released a statement in which he denied hitting Yolanda.
“I categorically deny hitting Yolanda Hadid and for the sake of my daughter, I refuse to give further details and hope that Yolanda reconsiders her false allegations and moves towards resolving these family issues in private.”
He posted another comment on social media, claiming that a member of Gigi’s family had entered their home while he was away.
He said: ‘It was and should always be a private matter but it seems at the moment there are divisions and despite my efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment which will allow me to co-parent my daughter from a way in which she deserves it, it was “leaked” to the press.
“However, I hope that everyone involved in the harsh words shared will be healed and, more importantly, I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves.”
Zayn was previously engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
The couple were together from 2011 until their separation in 2015.
He has previously been linked to Rebecca Ferguson, Stephanie Davis and Neelam Gill.