Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are expecting their first child, the supermodel told US talkshow host Jimmy Fallon Friday. Hadid has been dating Malik on-and-off since 2015, celebrating her 25th birthday with him in quarantine on her mother’s Pennsylvania farm last weekend.
US media had reported she was pregnant after family sources spoke to TMZ. Rumors about the pregnancy had already been swirling, and Hadid’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, confirmed the pregnancy to Dutch outlet RTL Boulevard on Wednesday. So when Fallon kicked off the interview excitedly congratulating Hadid, there was no point in trying to play coy.
“Obviously, you know, 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,” Hadid told Fallon via video-link.
The supermodel is quarantining in New Hope, roughly 30 miles outside Philadelphia with Malik, her mother Yolanda Hadid, sister Bella and friend Leah McCarthy. Hadid who has modeled for Chanel and Victoria’s Secret among others said it was a “nice silver lining to be able to be home, be together, and really experience it day by day.”