Gigi Hadid has personally confirmed reports she's expecting her first child with Zayn Malik. The model appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon remotely and told the host that yes, she's pregnant when he congratulated her. (The full interview will air tonight during Fallon's program.)
"Thank you so much!" she said. "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 so…"
"I’m trying [to be present for every part of it]," she continued. "Especially during this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience it."
Hadid also revealed her birthday cake was inspired by her big pregnancy craving so far: "My craving has been everything bagels," she said. "I eat an everything bagel everyday and so I was already like, so excited that my birthday cake was the everything bagel." She told Fallon that she did cry over the fact that Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro made her cake because she is such a big fan of him and the show. That and maybe her hormones and being in quarantine, she mused.
Malik hasn't posted anything on his Instagram yet. Hadid's interview comes two after multiple outlets reported Hadid was pregnant with her first baby. Entertainment Tonight was told by a source that Hadid had been trying to keep the news quiet initially.
"Gigi and Zayn are expecting their first child together and the couple is very excited!" the outlet's source said. "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."
TMZ reported on April 28 that Hadid was about 20 weeks at that point and is expecting a baby girl.
Hadid spoke about her desire to have children in February this year. During an interview with i-D magazine, the model spoke about her future ambitions in the fashion industry.Hadid said, "I think that as I get older… well one day I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modeling. I love the creative side of fashion, it’s so fulfilling. The people I work with make me so happy, I’m so lucky to be around them. But who knows? Maybe I’ll take up full time cooking!"
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