Reports surfaced last week that the supermodel was pregnant, and over the weekend she confirmed she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik in an interview via video call on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Host Jimmy Fallon congratulated Gigi on her pregnancy, to which she responded saying they would have liked to reveal the news on their “own terms”, but also thanked everyone for their congratulations.
“Obviously, 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,” the 25-year-old said.
Discussing the current climate during the global coronavirus pandemic, Gigi admitted it’s actually been a “silver lining” to be spending time at home with Zayn, her mother, Yolanda Hadid, and her sister, Bella Hadid. They’re all currently self-isolating in Pennsylvania where Gigi and her family have a farm.
“During this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home together and really experience it day by day,” she admitted.
According to TMZ, Gigi and Zayn, 27, are set to welcome a baby girl in the coming months – Gigi is estimated to be around 20 weeks pregnant.
Gigi’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, confirmed the news to Dutch broadcaster RTL last week, saying she was “thrilled” about becoming a grandmother, but was taken aback the “secret has been leaked to the press”.
“I can’t wait to become a grandmother,” she told the outlet, and also added her supermodel daughter is due to give birth in September.
“It is quite special, since I lost my own mother so recently,” she added. “That is the beauty of life: one soul is leaving us and another is coming. We feel very blessed.”
Zayn and Gigi originally started dating in 2016, and have been on-and-off ever since, with their latest split taking place in mid-2019. However, the pair reunited earlier this year, but have been keeping their romance away from the public glare.
Gigi did subtly confirm they were back together in February on Instagram, posting a sweet snap of her boyfriend on her ‘Gi’sposables’ account on Valentine’s Day.