Model Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik welcome baby girl

Gigi Hadid gave birth to a baby girl. (File: AFP)
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Updated 24 September 2020

Model Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik welcome baby girl

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.”



Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love

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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.

Drake reveals new album release date  

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Drake reveals new album release date  

DUBAI: Canadian rapper Drake announced this week he is releasing his new album, “Certified Lover Boy,” in January 2021. 

His record label, OVO Sound, released a teaser video on social media writing “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY. JANUARY 2021. @drake,” which the star reshared. 

The one-minute clip starts with a boy looking into the bright sky, then Drake poses to recreate his previous album covers, including “Nothing Was the Same,” “Take Care” and “Dark Lane Demo Tapes.”

“Certified Lover Boy” will be the rapper’s sixth full-length studio album.

In July, the Grammy award-winning artist added Arabic to his ever-growing linguistic repertoire.

He released a song titled “Only You Freestyle,” in which he rapped a couple of his lines in — albeit questionable — Arabic.

“Arabic ting tells me I look like Youssef, look like Hamza/ Habibti please, ana akeed, inti wa ana ahla,” he said in the song.