Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Share First Photos of Their New Baby

Gigi Hadid fans have been wondering when she was due to give birth ever since she shared her first baby bump pictures on social media. Now, however, the model has given birth to her first child with partner and ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik.

In the early hours of the morning of Thursday, September 24, Malik confirmed that the couple had had a girl, and he shared the first image of his new daughter holding his hand.

The "Pillowtalk" singer captioned this image on his Twitter, shared at 2:51 a.m. BST, "Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful [praying hands and heart emoji] 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

Two hours later, Gigi Hadid shared her own image of her and her baby's hands. Writing on her Instagram, the model said: "Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she's already changed our world. So in love."

Among Hadid's celebrity friends who shared their congratulations on Instagram were Hailey Bieber, who replied "Welcome babygirl! So happy for you guys." Kourtney Kardashian, meanwhile, sent her a series of emojis.

So far, the couple have not revealed their baby's face or name publicly.

Zayn is now the third former member of One Direction to have had a child, and the first to have a daughter. Louis Tomlinson had a son named Freddie with stylist Briana Jungwirth in 2016, while Liam Payne had son Bear Payne with British pop singer Cheryl in 2017.

That Malik and Hadid were expecting a baby was first broken by Entertainment Tonight in April after a source told them, "Gigi has kept the secret close to her family and friends for a while as she's only a few months along. Once Gigi and Zayn got back together at the end of last year it was like they never skipped a beat and knew what they had was special. The couple and their families are overjoyed."

Previously, Hadid had expressed that she was actually pleased to be having her first baby during the coronavirus pandemic. She told Jimmy Fallon, "Especially during this time, it's a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience it."

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❤️Waiting patiently for her angel to be born......

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Five days ago, Hadid's mother Yolanda Hadid had led to fan speculation that her daughter was about to have her baby when she posted an Instagram image of her, Gigi and sister Bella with their hands on Gigi's bump, captioned, "waiting patiently for her angel to be born......"