Fashion model Gigi Hadid and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik have welcomed a baby girl.
Malik, 27, took to Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday (September 23) to announce the birth of their daughter.
On Instagram, Malik shared a photo of the baby’s fingers grasping one of his.
He shared the same photo and message on Twitter.
The touching post featured Malik at a loss for words over how to describe such a special moment.
Part of his caption said:
“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.”
Gigi Hadid also took to Instagram shortly afterward to share a photo of the baby’s hand clenched in a tiny fist.
The 25-year-old fashion model captioned the photo:
“Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love.”
The newborn is Gigi and Zayn’s first child.
They started dating after Malik ended his engagement with English singer Perrie Edwards. Hadid had broken up with Joe Jonas after several months of dating.
Malik and Hadid announced they had split in March 2018, but rekindled their relationship some months later. In January 2019, media reports claimed they had broken up once again, but they reportedly resumed their relationship later in the year.
Fans react on social media
Fans have been reacting to the happy announcement on social media. Malik’s social media pages, including Twitter and Instagram, were flooded with congratulatory messages from fans.
Some fans also asked for the baby’s name.
What is Gigi and Zayn’s baby name?
Hadid and Malik have not yet revealed the name of their newborn daughter. We will update this page when they reveal the name.
Meanwhile, fans have been speculating about the baby’s name on social media.
Some fans wondered whether Hadid and Malik might give their daughter a “middle eastern/ethnic name” or a “white name.”
Gigi (Jelena Noura Hadid) is of mixed Palestinian and Dutch heritage, while Zayn (Zain Javadd Malik) is of mixed Pakistani and British heritage.
Gigi Hadi revealed she was pregnant back in April
The happy news that Hadid and Malik have welcomed their first child comes after it was revealed back in April — during an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon — that the model was expecting a baby.
Fallon introduced her to the show by congratulating her on her pregnancy.
The confirmation came after rumors and unconfirmed reports that Hadid and Malik were expecting a baby.