Gigi and Zayn Welcome Their First Child Togetherby Laura Driver
Zayn tweeted "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. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x"
Prior to giving birth, the new parents waited out the arrival of their baby in New York City.
Gigi shared her pregnancy during a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show.
"Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms," she shared. "But we're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well wishes and support." Being pregnant during a pandemic provided its own challenges, but the supermodel took it all in stride. She shared her thoughts on being pregnant during quarantine saying, "Especially during this time, it's a nice silver lining to be able to be home and be together and really experience it day by day."
Throughout her pregnancy journey, Gigi opted to stay on the private side and keep the experience as personal as possible. "That's a reason that I felt that it's not really something that I need to share apart from with my family and friends. Obviously, a lot of people have lost lives due to [the] coronavirus that was in the beginning of quarantine and still happening. And then we moved obviously into the reemergence of the BLM [Black Lives Matter] movement, and I thought that our presence on social media should be used for that."
She also shared that she wanted to keep it as personal as possible to really enjoy the moment. "I just am not rushed to do it," she explained about sharing her pregnancy on social media. "and I feel like, right now I just want to experience it, and I write in my journal a lot, and I just don't want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and, like, worry about having to, like, look cute or post something."