Model Gigi Hadid said she and her boyfriend, former One Direction member Zayn Malik, are expecting a baby.
The confirmation happened after days of speculation.
In an interview with “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, Hadid said that they hoped to announce the news “on our own terms,” added, “We’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support.”
This will be the first child for the couple.
“It’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together and really experience [the pregnancy] day-by-day,” Hadid said.
Hadid, just turned 25 late April, and Malik, 27. They first met in 2015, when she appeared in his music video for “Pillow Talk” early in 2016. Since then they became a couple and were reportedly in an on and off-again relationship.
Born on 23 April 1995, Gigi, whose complete name is Jelena Noura Hadid, is an American fashion model who is signed to IMG Models in 2013.
In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council.
Meanwhile, Malik is born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He auditioned in the British music competition The X Factor in 2010. He along with four other contestants formed boy band One Direction.
Malik left the group in March 2015 and subsequently signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records.