Zayn posted about the momentous occasion on social media and confirmed the exciting news.
“Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful,” he tweeted on Wednesday, Sept. 23. “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”
Our baby girl is here, healthy & 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, & thankful for the life we will have together x pic.twitter.com/nvhfOkk2fw
— zayn (@zaynmalik) September 24, 2020
Fans first speculated that the couple welcomed a baby when Gigi’s dad Mohamed Hadid posted a handwritten note titled “Grandpa’s Heart” on Instagram Sept. 16. “In the name of God the The merciful I want to say l love you and so proud of you. @gigihadid,” he captioned the post.
Prior to giving birth, the new parents waited out the arrival of their baby in New York City. Gigi and Zayn hunkered down in her beautiful Manhattan apartment.
Gigi and Zayn have been together on-and-off since late 2015 and confirmed the pregnancy news earlier this year. Gigi shared it publicly in an interview with Jimmy Fallon during a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show.
“Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms,” she shared. “But we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support.” Being pregnant during a pandemic provided its own challenges, but the supermodel took it all in stride.
Social media or not, the parents enjoyed some time to themselves to prep for their little one.
“Zayn and Gigi are really excited and have been loving this experience together,” a source told E! News in August. “They both are reading parenting books, have had fun planning the nursery and picking out items together. Things are going really smoothly, and they are closer as a couple more than ever.”