Zayn Malik has ‘missed his younger sister Waliyha’s wedding to her ex-convict partner’.
The former One Directioner, 27, was nowhere to be seen in snaps from the nuptials, while his girlfriend Gigi Hadid sent Waliyha a message saying she ‘wished’ she was there.
Waliyha, 22, is said to have tied the knot with Junaid Khan, 24, who was jailed for five years in 2017 for a carjacking incident.
It has been claimed that ‘nobody is happy’ about her marrying the ex-convict, with her father Yaser seemingly not appearing in pictures from the intimate ceremony.
Nowhere to be seen: Zayn Malik has reportedly missed his younger sister Waliyha’s wedding to her ex-convict partner, as he was nowhere to be seen in snaps from the nuptials
A source told The Sun: ‘No one is happy about her marrying him after what he did.
‘He’s a thug, this isn’t in his past — he’s only just got out of prison.’
Waliyha was all smiles on her special day as she stunned in glamorous golden wedding attire.
Her bridal outfit featured a gorgeous dress embellished with sequins, a delicate veil and statement pieces of gold jewellery.
Just married: Waliyha, 22, was all smiles on her special day as she stunned in glamorous golden wedding attire, which featured a gorgeous dress embellished with sequins
She opted for a high-glamour make-up palette and a slick of nude lipstick for her ‘Nikkah’, which is the term used for a Muslim wedding.
Waliyha reshared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a ‘mr and mrs’ cake topper.
The newlywed couple held hands as they cut into the elaborate cake in front of their reception of guests, while Waliyha gazed adoringly at her other half.
Wedding day: Waliyha reshared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a ‘mr and mrs’ cake topper
Reception: The newlywed couple held hands as they cut into the elaborate cake in front of their reception of guests, while Waliyha gazed adoringly at her other half
The wedding is thought to have taken place in Bradford, but Zayn and Gigi have been living across the pond in Pennsylvania amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2017, Khan and accomplice Adam Takolia reportedly followed a Seat Leon Cupra before confronting a ‘vulnerable’ elderly woman in Skipton.
The court heard at the time that it was a ‘steal to order’ robbery and the woman was victim to a car-jacking on her driveway, after the defendants followed her home.
The victim was driving her son’s sporty-looking car at the time and the judge said it would have looked like it was worth several thousands of pounds.
Groom: Waliyha is said to have tied the knot with Junaid Khan, 24, who was jailed for five years in 2017 for a carjacking incident
The pair were understood to be wearing balaclavas at the time and threatened her with a weapon, thought to be a screwdriver, before driving off with the car.
The judge told how the accused held the weapon ‘dagger-style’ across her chest.
Describing the carjacking as ‘chilling’, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said: ‘You targeted a vulnerable lady on her own.
‘At her home, in her drive alone and you carried out your planned expedition with a degree of skill that is chilling. And you have shown no remorse, not one iota.’
The stolen car and a hired vehicle, another Seat Leon which the criminals had been using, were driven off. Parts from the stolen Cupra were later found in Bradford.
The victim was said to be left distressed and shocked following the ordeal.
Khan and Takolia were both found guilty of robbery following the trial and were sentenced to five and six years in custody respectively.
MailOnline has contacted Zayn’s representatives for comment.
Announcing that she had tied the knot, the singer’s sister shared stunning snaps of her in a glamorous fuchsia outfit surrounded by her loved ones.
Waliyha’s stylish attire featured a pink embroidered maxi-skirt and a vibrant silk shirt, which she teamed with a stunning patterned sash.
Congratulations! The model, 25, admitted she was disappointed to have missed out on the special day after Waliyha shared a flood of stunning snaps on Instagram
Wedding: Announcing that she had tied the knot, the singer’s sister shared stunning snaps of her in a glamorous fuchsia outfit surrounded by her loved ones
Waliyha also shared a number of loving snaps surrounded by her loved ones as she announced her milestone.
Alongside the post, she penned: ‘Best days with the best people.
‘I honestly don’t think I could have had a more beautiful day’I can’t believe we are officially married.’
Earlier this year Zayn’s 18-year-old sister gave birth to a baby girl named Zaneyah.
Safaa welcomed the new arrival with her husband Martin Tiser, 19, just four months after the couple tied the knot in September 2019.
A picture was shared on social media of the newborn wearing a baby grow and hat with the her name and weight – 8lb 3oz – written over the image, at the time.
Baby news! Earlier this year Zayn’s 18-year-old sister gave birth to a baby girl named Zaneyah
Safaa, who tied the knot in a traditional Nikkah ceremony, celebrated her pregnancy with a pink-themed baby shower among her friends and family last November.
She appeared in a series of social media images, and wore a sash around her neck which read: ‘It’s a baby girl’ as she celebrated with her nearest and dearest in front of a flower wall.
Safaa debuted her bump in a pink form-fitting dress and slippers at her pink-themed baby shower as she happily posed for pictures.
Days after the celebration, Zayn shared pictures as he jetted back to the UK to see his family and no doubt congratulate Safaa on her pregnancy.
Reveal: Safaa, who tied the knot in a traditional Nikkah ceremony, celebrated her pregnancy with a pink-themed baby shower among her friends and family last November
Sweet: Zayn has become an uncle following the birth of his sister’s daughter (Safaa pictured with Gigi and Zayn)
Announcement: Relatives have shared pictures of Safaa’s special day including a picture of her themed cake which was decorated with little booties
It is not known if Zayn, attended the special day and he was not thought to have been present at her wedding.
Proud mum Trisha previously shared a number of snaps of the newlyweds on Instagram alongside the caption, ‘My baby girls big day’ (sic)’.
The bride and groom – who is of Slovakian descent – posed for pictures on their special day, flanked by their delighted mothers on either side.
It’s a girl! The beauty posed for snaps in front of a flower wall and showed off her bump under a pink form-fitting dress
Attention to detail: Her cake was surrounded by pink cookies which announced she is expecting a daughter
Zayn’s dad Yaser, sisters Doniya, 28, and Waliyha, 21, attended the ceremony but the ex One Direction star – seemed to still be in the U.S.
Zayn’s ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid showed her support for Safaa at the time, by liking the post.
The teen’s new husband Martin took to his Instagram account to thank their supporters in the wake of some people telling them they were too young to wed.
Marital bliss: Safaa and Martin married in a traditional Nikkah ceremony on September 16
He wrote: ‘Thanks to all of you who support us. We so appreciate that.’
The Pillowtalk singer’s family still live in Bradford and he supports his parents and sisters financially.
Two years ago, Trisha launched a beauty salon with the help of her daughters Waliyha and Doniya, but it has since closed. Safaa is the youngest member of the family and is still at school.
Zayn’s model girlfriend also sent a sweet message to Waliyha on Instagram, after she was not able to attend her wedding.
Gigi admitted she was disappointed to have missed out on the special day after Waliyha shared a series of stunning snaps on Instagram.
Gutted: It comes after Zayn’s model girlfriend, 25, sent a sweet message to Waliyha on Instagram, after she was not able to attend her wedding
Gushing over the stunning bride, Gigi penned: ‘Wish I could be there so happy for u. Big love x.’ (sic)
Gigi’s touching message comes after she revealed she was having a difficult time after returning to work for the first time since giving birth to her daughter.
Her mother Yolanda, 56, posted on social media that she was taking care of her baby granddaughter on Thursday while Gigi went back to work.
The new mother shared a selfie video with the caption ‘Back in the office’ and in the clip she explained: ‘would say back 2 work BUT bein a mama is a job like no otherrrr.’
Gigi and Zayn welcomed their daughter, whose name has not publicly been revealed, in September and have kept their baby’s face hidden from pictures.
The smitten couple first got together in 2015 and appeared together on the cover of Vogue in August 2017.
Grandma: Gigi’s touching message comes after she returned to work for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, with her mother Yolanda, 56, taking care of the baby (above)
The couple confirmed they were expecting a child together in April and the baby was born on the Hadid family farm in Pennsylvania where the young couple have been quarantining during the pandemic since May.
Announcing the arrival of their daughter, Zayn shared on social media: ‘To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task.
‘The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.
‘Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together.’
New parents: Gigi and Zayn first got together in 2015 and appeared together on the cover of Vogue in August 2017. The couple confirmed they were expecting a child together in April