Us Weekly confirmed in April 2020 that the model was pregnant with her and the One Direction member’s first child, and she confirmed the news later that same month. Hadid gave birth to their baby girl in September 2020.
“Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful,” the “Dusk Till Dawn” singer tweeted alongside a photo of his infant’s hand. “To try [to] 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 and thankful for the life we will have together.”
Hadid shared a similar shot via Instagram at the time, writing, “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love.”
The Los Angeles native returned to her modeling career two months later. “Would say back to work, BUT bein [sic] a mamma is a job like no otherrrr,” Hadid captioned a December 2020 Instagram Story selfie. “BACK IN THE OFFICE.”
A source exclusively told Us one month prior that the Victoria’s Secret Angel had put her job on hold to prioritize motherhood. “[She’s been] turning down business opportunities so that she can spend the first year with her baby,” the insider said in October. “Gigi is a natural when it comes to mothering. She’s so kind and compassionate, and it really shows in her mothering style. [She has] really leaned into motherhood and is enjoying every second.”
The source went on to tell Us at the time that “Zayn and Gigi’s relationship is better than ever” in terms of “their communication [and] the time they spend together.” The couple, who have dated on and off since 2015, have become “closer than ever.”
In October 2021, various reports claimed that Malik allegedly got into an altercation with the model’s mother, Yolanda Hadid. Shortly after the news broke, the “Vibez” musician shared a statement via Twitter about an argument he had was a family member of his “partner.”
“As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up in,” the England native wrote at the time. “A place where private family matters aren’t thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart.”
The “Dusk Till Dawn” singer continued in his post, “This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is divisiveness and despite my efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment that will allow for me to coparent my daughter in a manner in which she deserves, this has been ‘leaked’ to the press. I am hopeful though for healing for all involved with the harsh words shared and more importantly I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves.”
Malik later denied “striking” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum while speaking with TMZ, telling the outlet, “For the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details and I hope that Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private.”
Us confirmed in October 2021 that the pair had split, with a source revealing, “Zayn and Gigi have silently separated. They’d been having problems for a while and tried to figure them out, but it just wasn’t working.”
Keep scrolling to see Hadid’s daughter’s cutest photos, from her first Halloween costume to her playdates with grandma Yolanda.