Supermodel Gigi Hadid has opened up about being pregnant, after it was confirmed earlier this week that she is expecting her first child with long-term partner Zayn Malik.
The Dutch-Palestinian model, who is said to be five months pregnant with a baby girl, spoke to US talk show host Jimmy Fallon about the news, saying the couple were “extremely happy and excited”.
In an interview recorded from her home in Pennsylvania where she is isolating with Malik, her sister Bella Hadid, and mother Yolanda Hadid, the 25-year-old said, “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 added that being in quarantine with her family was allowing her to feel every moment of her pregnancy. “It’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience it day by day,” she told Fallon.
News first leaked earlier this week that Hadid and British-Pakistani singer Malik were expecting, and it was later confirmed by her mother Yolanda, who told a Dutch publication that she was “excited to become a grandmother”.
Announcing that the baby was due in September, she said, “It is quite special, since I lost my own mother so recently. That is the beauty of life: one soul is leaving us and another is coming. We feel very blessed.”
Gigi and Malik have been in an on/off relationship since 2015, but broke up for a period in 2018. It was confirmed they were back together in December 2019.
The model has spoken about wanting to start a family in the past.
In February, she told i-D magazine: "As I get older ... well one day, I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modelling.
"The people I work with make me so happy, I’m so lucky to be around them. But who knows? Maybe I’ll take up full time cooking."