Let me preface this with a small note from our sponsor Judith Butler: that gender is a performed construct. You could be cisgender and not think about how femme/masc you present yourself for a single second, or your gender identity could float and flex as dramatically Lady Gaga‘s reinventions of herself.
Gender reveals are also a trend we’d hoped would quietly die last year. Buuuuut, when people are speculating Gigi Hadid’s recent birthday party may actually have been a gender reveal party, it’s hard not to start investigating. If by some impossibility you missed it, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are reportedly expecting their first child together(!!!!).
The couple has been on and off again for a decent chunk of time, and after reuniting at the end of 2019, apparently have been loved up and happy since. A source told Entertainment Tonight that, “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.”
While neither Hadid or Malik have commented on the news or confirmed the reports, the news was apparently confirmed by none other than Mumma Hadid herself. Yup, Hadid’s mom Yolanda Hadid has apparently told RTL Boulevard that she can’t wait to be a grandmother. According to RLT, the baby is due in September, “It is going well, but we are still in shock that our little secret has been leaked to the press,” the soon to be grandmother said. “Of course we are thrilled.”
When the news broke about one of the year’s most anticipated foetuses many fans were quick to comb through the Hadid and Malik’s soc-meds for any clues that could verify it.
Some people who are clearly on some Carmen Sandiago bullshit noticed that the ballons that Hadid is holding are tied with blue and pink ribbons. While she holds both of them in the boomerang she posted to her Instagram with Malik and her sis Bella Hadid, she’s only holding the blue string balloon in the picture of her hugging Malik. 🤔
On the other (baby girl) hand, some people think that the princess theme of the birthday party means that Hadid and Malik are expecting a baby girl. The many pink present bags we glimpsed in the younger Hadid’s IG story, as well as the BABY SHARK one, certainly seem to suggest something is gestating.
The nail in the crib: Bella thinking she’s slick for chucking a sunflower emoji over her sis’s present bag that fans found online. If it’s indeed the same one, it literally says, “hello little one.”
It could all be a reach, but it could also maybe be something? Silence speaks volumes as they say, and Hadid has been known to enjoy a good clap back against rumours and detractors on her IG.
With all this baby news flying around, it does make us wonder—when they’re dusting off the old tracks for a potential One Direction reunion, perhaps the dads among the group will chuck in in a couple of nursery rhyme style remixes?
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