Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid welcome the arrival of the first child

goss 25/09/2020

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have confirmed the arrival of their first child with a passionate post on social media. 

Malik shared an image of a tiny hand clasping his own, writing: "Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful."

"To try to put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task," the former One Direction star wrote. 

"The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine and thankful for the life we will have together." 

Hadid revealed she and Mailk were expectant parents during an interview with Jimmy Fallon for The Tonight Show in April, amid swirling rumours.

The supermodel shared a series of baby bump photos from around 27 weeks into her pregnancy last week. 

In July, Hadid said she had held off sharing more due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

"Obviously, I think a lot of people are confused why I'm not sharing more, but like, I'm pregnant through a pandemic," she said during an Instagram live. 

"Like, obviously my pregnancy is not the most important thing going on in the world." 

On-again-off-again couple Hadid and Malik have broken up more than once since they first began dating in November 2015. Hadid confirmed the pair were officially an item again in February when she called Malik her "valentine" on Instagram.