In what can only be described as a huge mood, model Gigi Hadid has posted a lengthy caption about her enduring love for… her birthday cake. No, not her on-again-off-again-oop-yep-we’re-on-again boyfriend Zayn Malik, or just Zayn in this post-One Direction world, I guess.
The model turned 25 over the weekend, with her (also model) sis Bella Hadid throwing her an isolated shindig on their mother Yolanda’s Pennsylvania farm. It’s hard having your birthday in isolation. Aries and Taurus honeys have been sadly denied the parties they deserve, but Gigi Hadid made the most of it as much as she could. Gigi was celebrated in a princess-themed isolation birthday, organised by her sis, Bella. Think flowers, princess crowns and pancakes for breakfast: v cute.
Since they first got back together again last year, Zayn and Gigi have kept their relationship p quiet, with scant appearances on each other’s social media. It was confirmed by Gigi back in February. Gigi posted a lil Valentine’s Day tribute to her Zayn on her second IG account, noting in her caption the photo was actually from December.
In the pics from her birthday, Gigi, Zayn and Bella pose in rugged-up iso-chic outfits with the classic ’25’ balloons.
In a video she posted to her Instagram Story, the couple also share a hug, you can see it below. Sidebar… Zayn’s delightful red quilted jacket, where to cop? I feel like it’d be ideal over some tie-dye trackies.
The real star of the show here was truly: Gigi’s cake. Made by reality television’s very own Cake Boss, aka Buddy Valastro, the cake was a giant dessert version of an everything bagel. In her IG caption, Gigi revealed 1. her enduring love for Cake Boss, and 2. her well-thought-out backup plan should modelling ever cease to be viable: being a pastry intern at Carlo’s Bakery.
“The icing on the perfect quarantine bday was finding out my surprise everything-bagel-cake was made by the one and only Cake Boss @buddyvalastro who I have watched for over a decade. I CRIED REAL TEARS! BUDDY! This is a dream come true. I can’t believe you made this cake for me while the bakery is closed. It means more to me than you know, and when we hopefully meet some day you will truly know that there almost isn’t an episode I’ve missed. 10/10 would be a Carlo’s intern whenever needed. 😆 Grateful, honored, your biggest fan. 🥯🥯🥯🥯🍰”
That’s what we call in the business, true love.
If you’ve got a birthday coming up may we suggest organising your best lineup of Zoom and Houseparty games? Or if your feeling incredibly inspired, perhaps it’s time to make a giant bagel cake for your favourite Animal Crossing villager’s birthday. All we have is time, after all.
Lead image via Instagram @gigihadid.