Gigi Hadid is pregnant. after a source told ET that the supermodel is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid confirmed her pregnancy.
Gigi Hadid is speaking out about her pregnancy for the first time. The model, 25, confirmed news that she and boyfriend Zayn Malik are expecting their first child together with a remote interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“Thank you so much!” she said when Fallon congratulated her. “Obviously, you know, we wish we could’ve announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support, so thank you.”
Fallon, a father of two, imparted Hadid with some parenting advice, encouraging her to “be present for every part of it.”
“Yeah, no I’m trying,” Gigi replied before describing what it’s been like being pregnant in an environment where staying indoors and socially distancing has become the new norm. “And especially during this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience it day by day.”
Gigi’s comments arrive shortly after her mother, Yolanda Hadid, also confirmed the pregnancy to the Dutch outlet RTL Boulevard. “Of course we are so excited. I’m excited to become 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,” the proud mom gushed.
Zayn Malik Reportedly Had the Sweetest Reaction to Gigi Hadid’s Pregnancy
A source revealed to Us Weekly, Zayn “couldn’t be more thrilled” to welcome a child with Gigi.
The source revealed, “Zayn has always been so into Gigi and she’s always been such a big part of his life… Even when there were times that they weren’t a couple, the love was still very much there.”
And that’s not all. Apparently Zayn has always been seriously smitten with the model and would “talk openly with his friends about how he was still so in love” with her, even when they weren’t together. Per the source, “He was very hopeful that they would get back together.” Basically, it sounds as though Gigi’s pregnancy is a dream come true.
TMZ first broke the baby news on April 28, noting that the model was 20 weeks along at the time, according to a “family source.” Hadid and Malik kept quiet as the Internet went wild over the reports, but an insider told Entertainment Tonight that the couple is “very excited” and their families are “overjoyed.”
“Gigi has kept the secret close to her family and friends for a while as she’s only a few months along,” the source told ET. “Once Gigi and Zayn got back together at the end of last year it was like they never skipped a beat and knew what they had was special. The couple and their families are overjoyed.”
The group celebrated Gigi’s 25th birthday earlier in the week in what many fans speculated was also as a gender-reveal party. She reveals that her birthday cake, which was shaped like a giant bagel, was inspired by her latest cravings: “My craving has been everything bagels.”
This interview isn’t Gigi’s first time publicly discussing parenthood and having kids. In February, she mused about her future during an interview with i-D magazine, saying, “I think that as I get older … well one day I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modeling.”
Gigi and Zayn, or “Zigi,” as their fans so lovingly call them, have been famously on and off since 2015. After a couple of breakups through the years, they reconnected at the end of 2019 and quietly reintroduced their romance to the spotlight through some sneaky PDA. And now, this duo is on its way to becoming a trio.