Between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, allegations have surfaced that Zayn Malik struck Yolanda Hadid and verbally harassed his partner Gigi Hadid, and reports emerged that the singer/supermodel couple has broken up. That’s a lot, I know. If you were busy binging old seasons of Selling Sunset last night with your phone turned to silent, that news probably hit you harder than your last hangover. So let’s start from the beginning and break down a comprehensive timeline of the allegations and responses so far.
On Thursday afternoon, TMZ released a shocking report that Yolanda Hadid was alleging she was struck by Zayn. That initial report included vague details, no citation to court documents, and didn’t have any direct quotes from Yolanda or her reps.
Since the initial report Thursday afternoon, TMZ has obtained and reviewed court documents which state that Zayn, who shares a 1-year-old daughter with Gigi, was charged with four counts of harassment against Yolanda AND Gigi.
Shortly after that initial TMZ report was released, Zayn took a page from the canceled-celeb-trying to apologize PR handbook and tweeted a screenshotted iPhone Notes App explanation that vehemently denied any physical action taken against Yolanda. The tweet also stated that the allegations of him striking Yolanda were “‘leaked’ to the press”, and that he wanted to keep this matter private in an effort to protect Gigi and their daughter, Khai.
Although he denied any physical altercation, he didn’t deny that an incident took place. He wrote that he and a member from Gigi’s family got into an “argument… while my partner was away several weeks ago”. We later learned that “several weeks ago” = September 29, while Gigi was in Paris for fashion week.
Following Zayn’s adamant denial, Gigi issued a statement to People via a rep asking for privacy and explaining that she’s “solely focused on the best for Khai”.
Then, the news broke that Gigi and Zayn had split.
So that’s what we went to bed with: Zayn allegedly struck Yolanda, Gigi wanted privacy, and the couple had split. That’s all the tea that could possibly be split about an A-list couple with PR tightly under wraps, right? Nope.
Shit really hit the fan Friday morning. Court documents were discovered and reviewed by outlets including Elle and TMZ that state that Zayn was charged with four counts of harassment. The documents contain allegations that Zayn called Yolanda a “f***ing Dutch slut” and that he “grabbed and shoved into a dresser causing mental anguish and physical pain”.
Zayn also allegedly harassed Gigi, yelling at her on a phone call to “strap some f”*cking balls and defend your partner against your f*cking mother in my house”. Zayn also allegedly yelled at a security guard, whom TMZ says he “tried to fight”.
Zayn has pleaded no contest to the harassment charges and was fined. TMZ reports that Zayn received 90 days probation for each charge, or 360 days in total, and has to take an anger management class and complete a domestic violence program. He is not permitted to have contact with Yolanda or the security guard.
Sources “familiar with the situation” tell TMZ that Gigi and Zayn aren’t together anymore “and it’s been that way for a while”—since about a month ago.
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Last week, Ghislaine Maxwell was indicted and arrested on six charges for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse operation. Maxwell was apprehended in New Hampshire, ending a nearly year-long period of being in hiding. During this time, there were various rumors of her possible location, and last August, the New York Post even claimed to have spotted her eating at an In-N-Out Burger in Los Angeles.
But now that the search for Ghislaine Maxwell is finally over, there’s a new theory about where she was hiding that has thoroughly broken my brain. Late last week, Dutch journalist Henk Van Ess tweeted that over the past several months, he was able to track Maxwell’s location using her IP address and proximity to cell phone towers. He explains the whole process, which I don’t really understand, but it’s unclear why this information wasn’t turned over to the FBI. In the Twitter thread, he notes specific times in the last nine months when Maxwell he apparently pinpointed Maxwell’s location in Beverly Hills, San Antonio, and Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Doylestown is a small town in northern Pennsylvania, and Van Ess says that Maxwell was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in the downtown area on November 23, 2019. This seems like an incredibly random location, but Van Ess claimed to have figured out an important piece of the puzzle: Yolanda Hadid has a farm just a few miles from Doylestown.
I can now reveal that we tracked down Ghislane Maxwell on 23-Nov-19 at 17:39:43pm to be in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (49 days ago) – but we lost track a day later. #epstein – 463 miles away from were she was arrested pic.twitter.com/BeGUR9K0Em
— ʜᴇɴᴋ ᴠᴀɴ ᴇss (@henkvaness) July 2, 2020
Sorry, WHAT? Out of the many celebrities and notable people mentioned in connection with Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein, this is the first time Yolanda’s name has ever been brought up. In his Twitter thread—much of which has now been deleted—Van Ess claimed that Maxwell “knows Yolanda,” and suggested that because Maxwell “tried to find young models” for Jeffrey Epstein, “it’s logical that she hid in a farm of somebody who makes models.”
You can probably guess why these tweets have been deleted, because if someone tweeted this sh*t about me, they would absolutely be getting a call from my attorney. In his tweets, Van Ess didn’t offer any solid evidence that Maxwell was at Yolanda Hadid’s farm, only that she was in the nearby town. He also failed to post any information to back up his claim that Maxwell and Hadid know each other. He said that he had reached out to Yolanda Hadid for comment twice, but had not received any response.
That didn’t last for long. A couple days after the initial Twitter thread, Yolanda Hadid entered the conversation. First, she posted a screenshot of her DM history with Van Ess, which was completely blank, and said “you have, in fact, never asked for an official comment.” After clearing that up, she responded to his allegations, and she was having none of it.
I do not know or have ever associated with Ghislane- the first time I have heard about her or any of this was watching the documentary, like the rest of the world, on Netflix —
— YOLANDA (@YolandaHadid) July 4, 2020
which became an in depth dinner conversation with my family in which we all discussed how it’s possible that this woman was not already in jail ..?! I have been strictly quarantined with my family, as my daughter is pregnant and is at high risk for catching the virus,
— YOLANDA (@YolandaHadid) July 4, 2020
and just learned in the past couple days, via the press- like everyone else, that GM was arrested in New Hampshire, which is multiple states away from where I live.
— YOLANDA (@YolandaHadid) July 4, 2020
So, I’m not sure how I have been brought into this narrative of yours, but I take these false claims very seriously. Please stop involving me. What that lady did is disturbing and she deserves to be in jail for a long time.
— YOLANDA (@YolandaHadid) July 4, 2020
Honestly, I’m impressed how much Yolanda covered in a few short tweets. The Netflix documentary, Gigi’s pregnancy, quarantine, a vague legal threat—it’s really comprehensive work. Van Ess responded that he’s actually asking about something that happened back in November, so quarantine isn’t really relevant, but either way, Yolanda Hadid’s denial is clear, and I’m inclined to believe it.
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell had influential friends all over the world, and while we’ll never know exactly who knew about the shady sh*t, most people weren’t that secretive about their connections. A-list stars, politicians, and influential people around the world were connected to them in one way or another, and even fellow Real Housewives alum Carole Radziwill was friends with Ghislaine. She took Carole’s headshot that’s on the back of her first book, and in recent weeks, numerous photos of them together have circulated.
Ghislaine Maxwell took Carole’s headshot that’s on the back of What Remains 💀 pic.twitter.com/50VZBSt64X
— bravo by betches (@bravobybetches) July 3, 2020
Maybe Ghislaine Maxwell really was at that Dunkin’ in Pennsylvania in November, but Yolanda Hadid probably had nothing to do with it. And judging from the fact that Henk Van Ess deleted his more accusatory tweets, I doubt he has any kind of proof to back them up.
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Today is Gigi Hadid’s 24th birthday, and as usual, we’re celebrating by doing a deep dive into her entire life. Well, not really. To be honest, Gigi’s personal life isn’t that exciting, because it mostly just consists of me googling to see if she and Zayn are still together every few months. (I’ll save you 30 seconds: they’re not together right now.) Instead, today let’s focus on Gigi’s best asset—her face. Gigi Hadid is obviously like, superhuman levels of gorgeous, but how much of that beauty is natural? Let’s examine the evidence and see whether the elder Hadid sister has gone under the knife.
Gigi Hadid is still so young, but she’s been in the spotlight for a long time. I remember her fondly from the early days of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, when she was an up-and-coming model being lectured by her mom about why she needed to eat salad every day. Nothing problematic here! But Gigi Hadid actually got her start as a model way before that, doing campaigns for Guess when she was just two years old. Casual.
So Gigi was obviously cute AF when she was a little kid, but I’m not going to analyze what her face looked like when she was a toddler. Sorry, but I don’t want to have “Gigi Hadid little girl” in my Google search history. I’m too young to go to jail. Instead, let’s start with Gigi Hadid’s first-ever post on Instagram, from November 2011.
Gigi’s modeling career was already beginning to take off when this photo was taken, but she looks so fresh-faced and natural. She was 16 at the time, and while she was obviously a pretty girl, she looked more like the average hot girl at your high school than anyone who’s ever been on a CW show. Let’s start by establishing that Gigi Hadid has naturally beautiful features. Her big blue eyes are stunning, and she’s always had great bone structure. For today’s purposes, let’s focus on two specific areas: her lips and her nose.
Gigi has full, pillowy lips, so they’re often a topic of conversation when it comes to cosmetic adjustments. Lip fillers are one of the biggest beauty fads right now, and honestly, I bet more than half of the top models and celebrities have dipped a toe (or a lip) in the Restylane pool. But not Gigi. I feel very confident in saying that she has not had lip fillers. I know I said I wasn’t going to analyze her face when she was a child, but I mean, look at her lips in this photo:
First of all, love the costume. But mainly, those lips! Unless Yolanda was making some seriously questionable parenting decisions, these lips look 100% natural. Yes, I’m jealous, but there’s a reason Gigi’s been on like, 74 Vogue covers, while the only thing I’ve been on the cover of is my mom’s photo albums. I really hope Gigi never touches her lips, because I would honestly cry if I saw her with Instagram model trout pout.
Moving on, we really need to discuss Gigi Hadid’s nose. While the lips were a pretty easy call to make, the nose has really given me some sleepless nights. Some people are absolutely certain that Gigi got a nose job, but I’m really not so sure.
Let’s take a look at this side-by-side. The photo on the left is from September 2014, while the photo on the right is from February 2019.
Obviously, Gigi looks pretty different in the two photos. But I don’t think it’s because she had a lot of work done. Instead, I think most of the changes can be attributed to makeup, skin tone, and getting older. She’s lost some of her baby fat over the years, giving her cheeks and jaw a more chiseled look. She’s also learned that sometimes, less is more when it comes to fake tan. Paler skin makes her features more striking, allowing the best parts of her face to really pop.
But let’s get back to the nose. For years, Gigi Hadid has been a big fan of using contouring and strobing techniques on her nose. This, I think, is the main reason for the change in appearance. For example, look at this photo of Gigi from last year’s Met Gala:
This is one of my favorite Gigi Hadid hair and makeup moments ever, and the generous amount of highlighter used on her nose really changes her entire look. Seriously, she looks like an alien sent to kill us all because we’re so ugly. But that’s not actually what her nose looks like. Here’s a magazine cover from July 2018, meaning it was probably shot around the same time the Met Gala took place:
THAT’S Gigi’s nose! Gigi doesn’t have a large nose by any means, but it’s not insanely narrow or tiny like the contouring can make it appear. Damn, the devil works hard, but Gigi’s makeup artist works harder. And honestly, because of all the crazy makeup tricks she can use, I think it would be really silly for Gigi to get a nose job. She obviously doesn’t need it, and she could easily end up looking crazy. Her sister Bella has mostly had tasteful work done, but she still looks way less natural than Gigi.
So happy birthday Gigi Hadid, and congratulations on your lack of plastic surgery, at least as far as I, an untrained expert, can tell. Am I wrong? Do you think Gigi’s been under the knife? Sound off in the comments!
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In the world of celebrity couples, real, solid information can be hard to come by. We’ve known since way back in July that Bella Hadid and The Weeknd were hanging out again, but there was never any official news. Luckily, even the biggest stars still love a good birthday Instagram post. Today, Bella turns 22, and The Weeknd posted a birthday tribute that is 1) very cute and 2) makes it seem like they are very in love. Finally!! As much as I should mind my own business, I just feel like these two people (whom I have never met) are supposed to be together. (Also, I am obsessed with the fact that Bella Hadid’s birthday is one day after Bella Thorne’s. Have they met each other? I feel like Bella Hadid would hate Bella Thorne.)
The Weeknd’s post is a slideshow of 10 images, which really shows his dedication. I can’t even get the f*ckboys I date to post one Insta story, so 10 photos on the main grid is a big deal. The first one is actually a video of them canoodling from across a bar, and to be honest I’m already into it. Can we just agree that these two probably have wild, amazing sex? Thanks, got it, moving on now.
Feel free to flip through the carousel above, but I’ve also embedded some of the most important photos below, for further analysis. Don’t thank me, I’m just doing the Lord’s work, this is my calling.
I really love this photo, because there’s just so much going on. Bella is grabbing his face like she’s holding on for dear life, and also holding a Juul in the same hand. I’m obsessed, she’s a true millennial queen. The Weeknd’s arm is raised up like he’s holding on to the handle in a Subway car, so I’m not sure what’s going on there. Is this a house party? Does Bella Hadid go to house parties? Are they at Drake’s house? Also, whose hand is that with the red nail polish, and why is she so close while these two are busy sucking face?
Like the last photo, I have many questions about this bath picture. Is this romantic? Is it a photoshoot? Why is Bella naked in a bathtub while The Weeknd remains fully clothed? Equal nudity for all! Why is he sitting on a chair that looks like something my family thew away after my great grandma died? Is Bella Hadid a vampire?
I really love this photo. Like, this is the kind of relationship I want. It looks like they’re in La La Land, but with less jazz and cooler outfits. I can’t help it, I love these two together.
As with any major celebrity Instagram post these days, Bella Hadid’s birthday has truly brought out some gems in the comment section. In this screenshot, there are literally zero words in the comments, which is kind of amazing. Tiësto clearly loves these two together, which is beautifully random. FashionNova is here too, because they love being the herpes of the Instagram fashion world. I love Yolanda Hadid’s mysterious butterflies, and I’m glad she approves of Bella’s relationship. Kendall Jenner shows up with a mysterious red balloon, which I’m assuming is an inside joke. What a solid crew.
So I hope Bella Hadid’s birthday is wonderful, and maybe someday I’ll get a man to
acknowledge my existence post something sweet like this for me.
Images: Shutterstock; @theweeknd / Instagram (5)
Is there anything better than a celebrity family? While I love talking sh*t about all celebrities equally, there’s something about an added family dynamic that just makes everything messier, and a lot more fun. Obviously kids deserve privacy and blah blah blah, but everyone on this list is over the age of 18, and therefore fair game to roast. When thinking about my favorite famous families, there are some obvious choices, but there are also some underrated ones that don’t get enough appreciation for the drama they bring into our lives. I ranked the best famous families by messiness, so you’re welcome.
No one really knew or cared about the Hadids until a few years back, but times have changed. Gigi and Bella are both major stars now, and their little brother Anwar is quickly following in their footsteps. Add to that their mom Yolanda’s tenure on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and there’s plenty to talk about. The main thing to know about Yolanda is that she had Lyme disease for years, and Lisa Rinna accused her of faking it. It was a whole thing, but back to the kids. After years of on and off dating, it looks like Bella is officially back with The Weeknd, which feels correct. Gigi dated Zayn Malik for a long time before breaking up this year, and Anwar is now rumored to be seeing Kendall Jenner, which almost feels like incest? Their dad, Mohamed Hadid, is a real estate developer worth hundreds of millions, and he’s also best friends with Lisa Vanderpump.
It’s easy to forget how big of a deal Jessica Simpson was in the early 2000s. Her little sister, Ashlee, was also a pretty big deal for a while, with her own reality show and a hit album, until her career was ruined by a lip-syncing scandal on Saturday Night Live. Ah, times were so simple in 2004. Ashlee is now married to Evan Ross (Diana Ross’ son), and they have a new reality show together, which I am very much not watching. But let’s not forget that Jessica was the first Simpson to have a reality show with her husband. Jessica’s reality show with her then-husband Nick Lachey is really wild to revisit now, because Jessica was just so dumb. The best moment is when she is shook by the realization that buffalo wings are not made of buffalo meat (but it’s a very close second to the time she thought Chicken of the Sea was made of chicken). Jessica and Ashlee are the famous ones, but the Simpson family wouldn’t be complete without their dad Joe. If you’re wondering about Joe Simpson, think of him as a prototype for Kris Jenner, which makes him a…dadager? Idk.
Even though Billy Ray Cyrus is famous, I firmly believe that Miley has been in charge of this family since she was like, 12 years old. She started making that Disney money, and the rest is history. Now, over a decade later, Miley has gone through major transformations in her career, from Disney starlet to horny teen to horny adult baby to hippie stoner. I might have missed some steps in there, but you get the gist. Miley now seems pretty chill, and is still engaged to Liam Hemsworth, whose famous family has had much less drama. These days, the most interesting member of the family is Miley’s little sister Noah, who you know from her iconic (but short-lived) relationship with Lil Xan.
The Hiltons & Richards
This family often gets forgotten, because Paris Hilton is the only one who really matters here. Paris is one of my favorite people of all time, whether she’s making a fool of herself on The Simple Life or pretending to DJ at nightclubs around the world. She’s an icon, the leader of a business empire, and the epitome of a betch. Also, her sister Nicky married into one of the most famous families in Europe, the Rothschilds, and I am very jealous. But it’s important not to forget that Paris and Nicky’s aunts are none other than Kim and Kyle Richards, the messy duo from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The drama between the sisters has been a main plot line on the show for years, and their sister Kathy (Paris’ mom) is so above it. For months, both Kim and Kathy weren’t speaking to Kyle, because she decided to produce a TV show based on their life story. The show, American Woman, got canceled after one season, so was it even worth it?
The Kardashians & Jenners
For our generation, the Kardashian-Jenners are the holy grail of famous families. In the past, we had families where multiple generations were Oscar winners or Broadway stars, but I like the Kardashians just as much. I won’t bore you with all the details that you already know, but it’s really spectacular to think about all this family has given us in the last decade. A 72-day marriage. Secret pregnancies. Cheating scandals. Jail time. Lip kits. And don’t forget, it all started with a sex tape. All these other families can try, but no one has ever brought the drama at a level that approaches the Kardashians. The devil works hard, but Kris Jenner truly just works harder.
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Look, I know we all hate Donald Trump, and therefore we hate most of his family just by association, but there’s just so much material here. Ivanka paints herself as this iconic businesswoman and champion of feminism, but really her greatest achievement is a clothing line known for making designer knock-offs, which subsequently got dropped from most stores. Then we have Donald Jr. and Eric, who basically do nothing but wear suits and follow their dad around. Oh, and Don Jr. also allegedly had an iconic affair with Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane, who appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice. I could go in on Melania, but I’ve been done with her since the moment she plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech at the GOP convention in 2016. My personal favorite Trump is Tiffany, the daughter that DJT basically didn’t acknowledge until he was running for office. While Ivanka is busy fighting for women’s rights (lol), Tiff spent her summer at Lindsay Lohan’s club in Mykonos, so she’s winning. Ha ha ha how tf did we let these people control our country?
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At this point, I’ve accepted that the Hadid sisters are just a part of my life. Gigi and Bella obviously have no clue I exist, but that doesn’t stop me from watching all their Instagram stories and Googling “Bella Hadid The Weeknd together” once every couple of weeks. You know, gotta check up on my fav couples of yesteryear. Until now, Bella and Gigi are the only Hadids I’ve really cared about (sorry Yolanda, you were never my favorite Housewife), but there’s a new day dawning—their brother Anwar Hadid is fully grown, and he’s making news all on his own.
First of all, Anwar Hadid is hot. He’s a model, because obviously everyone in this family was blessed by the hand of God (or a plastic surgeon @Bella). He currently has bleached blonde hair, which I’m into because he looks 10% like a strung-out homeless guy, and that is my truest type. I am the worst, and that is my truth. Anwar turned 19 last week, which makes sense because the most interesting famous people are usually too young to drink. Bella Thorne, I’m looking at you. Being an attractive model isn’t that special, but Anwar’s recent dating activity has put him on our radar in a whole new way, and it got us wondering…is it time to start paying attention to Anwar Hadid?
A couple weeks ago, we were very confused by the news that Anwar was spotted making out with none other than Kendall Jenner. This was strange for a few reasons. First of all, Kendall is like, best friends with Gigi and Bella, and if my best friend made out with my little brother I would literally vomit in my mouth. Second, Anwar literally just turned 19 and Kendall is 22. No no no! Think back to being a senior in college, and imagine making out with a high school senior. I know none of these famous people go to school, but that is weird!!! I’m not having it.
Third, Kendall was literally just seen with famous basketball guy Ben Simmons, so what is she doing with her tongue down Anwar’s throat? FOURTH, Anwar was also dating actress Nicola Peltz very recently, and no one even knew they had broken up until after the Kendall makeout. Obviously, I have a multitude of questions.
Let’s back up a little and focus on Nicola Peltz for a minute. You might not know her name, but Nicola is gorgeous, and has starred in movies and shows like Bates Motel and Transformers. She’s not like, an A-lister yet, but she’s working on it. She’s also 23, so why is she dating someone so young?? I just, ugh. She and Anwar first confirmed their relationship in January of 2017, and they were going strong until at least sometime in May. After the Kendall makeout, it was discovered that they had unfollowed each other on Instagram, which is the telltale sign of a rough breakup. Nicola also unfollowed the entire Hadid family, because she understands self-care.
So then the Kendall Jenner makeout happened, which threw a real wrench in this narrative. It never seemed like a serious thing, and that’s basically been confirmed. Kendall has since been seen with Ben Simmons again, which makes sense because “NBA player” is her real type, and “male model” was obviously just a distraction. Meanwhile, Anwar has also been seen out and about with a new lady friend who suspiciously looks a lot like Kendall. Her name is Sonia Ben Ammar, and she is a French-Tunisian model who is, of course, stunning in every way. Sonia and Anwar were recently seen outside a nightclub in LA, and he’s definitely not holding her like someone who’s just a friend.
So is Anwar dating Sonia? Are he and Kendall more than just friends? Will he be back with Nicola by the end of the week? It’s all so unclear, but I know that I’m too invested now to turn back. It’s officially happened, I’m obsessed with a third Hadid sibling. Yolanda Hadid better not be hiding anymore of these photogenic children, because I really don’t have time to devote to stalking more of her kids on Instagram.
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