DUBAI: A big congratulations is in order for new parents Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik. The part-Palestinian supermodel and former One Direction star announced on Wednesday night, in the US, that they welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.
“Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world,” wrote Hadid in a statement, sharing the exciting news with her 58.5 million Instagram followers. “So in love.”
Malik, however, could not put his feelings into words. He wrote: “Our baby girl is here, healthy and 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, and thankful for the life we will have together,” he added.
News first broke about the 25-year-old’s pregnancy in April. Shortly after TMZ reported that Hadid was expecting her first child with the British-Pakistani star, the supermodel appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to confirm the news.
“Congratulations on expecting a baby!” Fallon told Hadid, who replied, “Thank you so much. Obviously we wished we could have announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes.”
Hadid and Malik were first linked together in 2015. On and off throughout the years, the couple reconciled in the public eye earlier this year.