Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are official parents. The two welcomed their first child together, and the mother and baby were healthy. Malik posted about the great occasion on social media and confirmed the exciting news.
“Our baby is here, healthy and beautiful,” he wrote on Twitter. “Trying to express how I feel in words would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this little human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her to me, and grateful for the life we will live together x”
Fans initially speculated that the couple welcomed a baby when Hadid’s father, Muhammad Hadid, posted a handwritten note titled “Grandpa’s Heart” to Instagram on September 16th. “In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. I want to say I love you and very proud of you. Gigihadid, comment on the post.
Before the birth, parents waited for their baby to arrive in New York City. Hadid and Malik sat in her pretty Manhattan apartment.
Hadid and Malik have been together on and off since late 2015 and confirmed pregnancy news earlier this year. Hadid shared this publicly in an interview with Jimmy Fallon during a virtual appearance on “The Tonight Show.”
“Obviously, we wished to announce this on our own terms,” she said. “But we are very enthusiastic, happy and grateful to everyone for the good wishes and support.” Pregnancy during the pandemic posed its own challenges, but the model took it all in full swing.
She shared her thoughts on pregnancy while in quarantine saying, “Especially during this time, it’s nice to be able to come home and be together and experience it day in and day out.”
During her pregnancy journey, Hadid chose to stay on the private side and keep the experience as personal as possible.
“This is a reason that I felt was not something that I should share apart from my family and friends. Obviously a lot of people have lost their lives to [the coronavirus that was at the beginning of the quarantine and is still happening,” she told V Magazine in July 2020. “And then We clearly moved on to the resurgence of the BLM [Black Lives Matter] movement, and I thought our social media presence should be used for that. “
She also shared that she wants to keep it as personal as possible to truly enjoy the moment.
“I’m just in no hurry to do that,” she explained about sharing her pregnancy on social media. “And I feel, at the moment, I just want to give it a try, and write in my journal a lot, and I don’t want to worry about waking up every day while pregnant, and like worrying about having to, like, looking cute or posting something.”
However, in early September, she blessed the world with her beautiful pictures of motherhood, expressing her gratitude for all the love and support she received throughout the trip.
“Cherish this time,” the model wrote on Instagram, along with the shots taken by Luigi Moreno and Iango Henzi of Luigi and Iango. “I appreciate all the love and good wishes. I will never forget to create these special photos with my friends @luigiandiangogabriellak_jerinparsonsmakeup Thank you. I love you!”
On social media or not, the parents enjoyed some time for themselves to get ready for their little one.
A source told E! “Zayn and Gigi are really excited and they loved this experience together.” The news is in August. “They both read parenting books, have enjoyed planning the nursery and picking things out together. Things go smoothly, and they are closer as a couple than ever before.