Just—*checks calendar*—two days after reports came out that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik were expecting their first baby together, the model has confirmed the news with a super sweet interview.
Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon via one very cozy medium res Zoom call, Hadid said she and Malik are “excited and happy” about their incoming bébé.
“Thank you so much!” she said when Fallon congratulated her. “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… thanks!”
“I’m trying [to be present for every part of it],” she added. “Especially during this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience it day by day.”
The supermodel also mentioned that her birthday cake, which was ICYMI a giant ‘everything bagel,’ wasn’t so random. It was because her pregnancy craving has been bagels.
“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.”
Hadid wasn’t the first one to ~confirm~ the news, tho. Her mum actually beat her to the punch.
Yolanda Hadid—the OG supermodel and Real Housewives legend—told RTL Boulevard (of all places???) that “it is going well, but we are still in shock that our little secret has been leaked to the press.”
“Of course we are thrilled,” Hadid said, adding that she “can’t wait to become a grandmother.”
“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.“
Malik has yet to comment on the baby news (but perhaps we smell a tribute tattoo in the air?).
But are Malik and Hadid expecting a boy or a girl? Well, if you’re into harebrained conspiracy theories like us, you’ll be pleased to know there are some rumours out there.
Earlier in the week, at Gigi’s 25th birthday party (which Fallon referenced), some eagle-eyed fans speculated that it may have also been a gender-reveal party (remember those?).
There were various clues spotted. Fans noticed that the ribbons tied to Hadid’s ’25’ balloons were, in fact, pink and blue. In one photo, she’s holding onto both, but in one where she’s pretty excitedly hugging Malik, she’s only holding the blue one.
On the flip side, fans believe given the strong ‘princess’ vibes of the theme, that it most definitely a gal.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Congrats!!!!