After news hit the web that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcomed their first daughter together on September 23, Hollywood stars and friends of the couple took to social media to share their well wishes with some even sending the couple some pretty amazing gifts. Now, the model, 25, has penned a heartfelt letter thanking all her loved ones for their presents and kind words.
“I just want to put out there … while I have the time, that when I do thank you’s on here, I think of the so many generous gifts we have received that haven’t gotten a public ‘thanks,'” Gigi wrote in the message uploaded to Instagram Stories on October 28 “I am overwhelmed with the many beautiful things this little one has already been spoiled with by people I love — and I will slowly probably share them.”
She added, “BUT thank you cards are on their way. If I have not posted about something, it is not from a lack of gratitude. Just a new mom trying to get it all sorted while she naps! So much love. So much gratitude. We are blessed. If you have sent something, even a message, thank you. I love you.”
Three of Zayn’s former One Direction bandmates — Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan — have spoken out about the newborn, along with celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Katherine Langford, Kourtney Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale and more.
Zayn was the first to announce that Gigi had given birth with a heartfelt note. “Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful,” Zayn wrote on Twitter. “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 & thankful for the life we will have together x.”
Gigi also shared the exciting news to Instagram and told followers that the newborn had “already changed our world.”
The former Victoria’s Secret model first confirmed that she and long-term boyfriend Zayn had a baby on the way on April 30 after rumors started to circulate that she was pregnant.
“Obviously, 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,” she said during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at the time.
Their pregnancy came months after Gigi and Zayn reconciled in January, one year after their 2019 split. The “Pillowtalk” singer first started dating Gigi in 2015 and they were together for three years until calling it quits in March 2018. They rekindled their romance shortly after and broke up for a second time in January 2019. The couple has kept their relationship out of the public eye, only sharing a few PDA-filled snaps and flirty comments on social media.
After months of waiting, and a lot of baby bump pictures later, the couple’s first child is finally here! Scroll through our gallery to see all the stars’ reactions to Gigi and Zayn’s birth announcement.
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