Gigi Hadid reveals first glimpse of baby bump

Gigi Hadid and the baby’s father, Zayn Malik, 27, have been spending the last few months during the coronavirus outbreak in isolation on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. (Screen grab)
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Updated 20 July 2020

Gigi Hadid reveals first glimpse of baby bump

  • The 25-year-old model showed offer her growing bump on Instagram Live yesterday

Palestinian-American supermodel Gigi Hadid revealed on Wednesday to her 55 million followers on social media her baby bump for the first time during an Instagram live. 

“There’s my belly y’all,” she said, as she unbuttoned her top and turned sideways to show her growing belly. 

The 25-year-old model said she had been quiet about her pregnancy on social media as she felt it was “not the most important thing going on in the world.” 

“That’s a reason that I felt that it’s not really something that I need to share apart from with my family and friends,” she continued. 

“Obviously, a lot of people have lost lives due to (the) coronavirus that was in the beginning of quarantine and still happening,” Hadid said. 

“And then we moved obviously into the reemergence of the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement, and I thought that our presence on social media should be used for that.”

“I just am not rushed [to share],” she added, stating: “I just don’t want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and like worry about having to like look cute or post something.”

Rumors of Hadid’s pregnancy with her boyfriend Zayn Malik were dispelled in early May during a video call interview with Jimmy Fallon. During the interview, the model announced that she and Malik were very excited and happy about the baby. 

Yolanda Hadid, Hadid’s mother, had previously shared that the due date for her daughter’s baby girl was in September, E! News previously reported.

Hadid and the baby’s father, Zayn Malik, 27, have been spending the last few months during the coronavirus outbreak in isolation on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. 


Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

Updated 12 August 2020

Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

  • The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days
  • Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone"

CAIRO: Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea died on Wednesday at the age of 77 after a short illness.
The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days before he died in hospital, Egyptian newspapers said. 
Egyptian Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone in Egyptian theatrical performance,” Al-Akhbar El-Youm newspaper reported.
Abdel Dayem said that throughout his career he succeeded in performing complex characters and produced a group of immortal works.
The actor, theater director and professor was the dean of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Cairo.  
He reportedly married nine times, among them his marriage to Egyptian actor Nada Bassiouny.
Born in 1943, in Assiut region, Upper Egypt, Shafea lived in a village for eight years before moving to Cairo with his father.
His love for acting was met with objection from his father, who was a scholar at Al-Azhar Islamic Institute.
Shafea took part in almost 30 films and played a number of roles in many television series, the most prominent of which are “Omar bin Abdul Aziz”, “Haroun Al-Rasheed”, “Bab Al-Khalq”, “Hadret Al Motaham Aby”, and during last Ramadan he participated in “Layalina 80”.