American singer and song writer, Zayn Malik, 27, and his fashion model wife, Gigi Hadid, 25, welcomed their first child as they share amazing photos of the baby
Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid is an American fashion model who is signed to IMG Models since 2013. In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com.
“Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful,” he tweeted. “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 x.”
Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful🙏🏽❤️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 x pic.twitter.com/nvhfOkk2fw
— zayn (@zaynmalik) September 24, 2020
The announcement was accompanied by a photo of the baby’s hand wrapped around her father’s finger.
The announcement comes one week after the supermodel’s father, Mohamed Hadid, shared a handwritten note for his granddaughter on Instagram.
“Hello little grandchild, it is me, my heart as happy as can be. I wish for you the sun & moon, I wish for you a happy time,” the real estate developer wrote.
He continued, “Know that Grandpa’s always near, I’ll do anything, anything for you my dear. When I heard you were on the way, I smiled and wiped a tear away. I cried the tear because I knew, my heart would always belong to you.”
Malik and Hadid met at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret after-party, where the former One Direction recognized the model “from her picture,” he told the Evening Standard. He asked her to have dinner with him at a New York City restaurant called Gemma.
“She’s a very intelligent woman. She knows how to carry herself. She’s quite classy and that. She’s not, like, arrogant in any way, she’s confident. She carries it well. She’s cool,” he told the outlet.
Later that month, they were spotted together for the first time on their way out of Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party. They confirmed their romance on Instagram in December 2015, though the post has since been deleted.
An on-again, off-again relationship ensued.
While many moments have convinced fans the supermodel and musician are destined to end up together — like Hadid’s intimate appearance in Malik’s video “Pillow Talk,” the singer’s chest tattoo of her eyes, and numerous joint Vogue covers — there have also been several breakups
Their most recent split happened in January 2019, and the couple spent nearly a year apart before they reportedly began casually talking again 11 months later.
Hopeful fans looked forward to watching Malik and Hadid ease back into their relationship, based on their past behavior during former reconciliations, but were caught by surprise after TMZ reported that they were expecting their first child together in April 2020.
The model’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, then confirmed the news to Dutch media outlet RTL Boulevard, revealing that her daughter is due in September.
“I’m excited to become an Oma in September especially after I lost my mom so recently. But this is the beauty of life: One soul leaves us and a new one comes in. We feel very blessed,” she said, according to People’s translation.
Days later, the supermodel said she wished she and Malik could’ve “announced it on our own terms” but added that she was “very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well-wishes and support” on an episode of “The Tonight Show.”
Hadid has previously kept details about her pregnancy off social media, telling fans that she wanted to use her platform to focus on the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests during an Instagram Livestream in July.
“I think a lot of people are confused why I’m not sharing more but like, I’m pregnant through a pandemic, like obviously my pregnancy is not the most important thing going on in the world,” she said.
She did, however, give her 56.5 million followers a look at her pregnant stomach for the first time in a series of black-and-white maternity portraits she shared to Instagram in August.
Hadid, who was in her third trimester when the photos were taken, said that she was “growin an angel.”
See photos below.