Following the birth of their first daughter, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have given fans a glimpse at their newborn through social media. With adorable snaps captured and posted by their friends and family, fans can’t wait to watch the couple’s first child grow up right before their eyes.
“She loves the birds, the animals,” Gigi said of her baby girl during a July 2021 interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “Zayn had the idea, he’s like, ‘We should take her to the aquarium.’ … Yes. She will one day definitely be on a horse.”
Four months after welcoming their daughter to the world in September 2021, the couple — who have been in an on-and-off relationship since 2015 — announced her name. Gigi revealed in her Instagram bio that the newborn’s name is Khai. Despite keeping their baby girls’ face under wraps for now, Gigi, Zayn and their family members have given their Instagram followers a small insight into the newborn’s life. Gigi’s mom, Yolanda Hadid, even called her granddaughter an “angel” on Instagram.
Gigi even opened up about being a mom during an interview in the Vogue March 2021 issue. “You have a kid and you’re lying in bed together and you look over and you’re like, ‘OK, what now?’” she said. “And you ask all of your friends the same questions, and everyone has a different answer.”
The model continued, “And that’s when you kind of realize that everyone figures it out for themselves. And you do it in your own way, and you can take bits and pieces from people, but you’re always going to end up doing it a little bit differently. This is our way.”
Gigi first confirmed that she and Zayn had a baby on the way during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in April 2020.The Victoria’s Secret model and One Direction crooner announced that they welcomed their daughter via social media on September 23 of that same year. Zayn shared the news to Twitter alongside a snap of him holding his daughter’s hand.
Since then, sources have told E! News that Gigi is “an amazing mom” and the pair plans to raise their daughter “privately” at the Hadid family’s farm in Pennsylvania. The model spoke about making the decision to keep Khai’s life private during her Vogue interview.
“I have friends who are public figures and that’s how they’ve gone about it, and I see their kids really blossom in a different way,” she explained.
Scroll through our gallery to see all the photos of Gigi and Zayn’s newborn so far!
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