Gigi Hadid and on-again boyfriend Zayn Malik are having a baby girl, it has emerged.
TMZ confirmed the news in a Wednesday morning report amid rampant speculation from fans, who had noted that Gigi’s 25th birthday celebration last week featured pink balloons, pink ‘Hello Little One’ gift bags and pink cakes.
The website reported that Zayn and Gigi had indeed shared their happy news with family and friends.
In an effort to hide her happy news a little longer, 20 weeks pregnant Bella had covered up the writing on the front with a sunflower graphic.
Surprise! Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, seen together while celebrating her 25th birthday in Pennsylvania with sister Bella, are expecting a baby girl, it has emerged
Big news: Eagle-eyed fans spotted pink and blue strings attached to her silver 25th birthday balloons; she poses here with mom Yolanda
Giving the game away? Bella also shared a picture of a pink Target $4.59 ‘Hello Little One’ gift bag from the party, suggesting a baby was on the way
However, confusing matters, there were also gifts given in a blue Baby Shark gift bag.
Fans noticed there were pink and blue strings attached to Gigi’s silver birthday balloons just hours after it was reported that Hadid was five months pregnant with her first child with the 27-year-old One Direction star.
Gigi’s fan posted photos from he celebration on Twitter with the caption: ‘Bro WE’RE SO DUMB. The blue and pink strings- . It was a gender reveal party as well?? Also I think that it’s a boy since Gigi is holding the balloon with blue strings.’
What will it be? Sister Bella had given Gigi her present in a blue Baby Shark children’s themed bag – leading fans to guess if this was yet another clue that guests were guessing the gender
This came after TMZ revealed Gigi was five months pregnant with Zayn’s child.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the couple’s representatives for comment.
The Vogue cover girl showed a hint of baby bump as she posed with the Dusk Till Dawn hitmaker while in self-isolation with her family at their farm in Pennsylvania during her special day.
Attention to detail: Gigi’s fan posted photos from he celebration on Twitter with the caption: ‘Bro WE’RE SO DUMB. The blue and pink strings- . It was a gender reveal party as well?? Also I think that it’s a boy since Gigi is holding the balloon with blue strings’
Joy: The 25-year-old showed a hint of baby bump as she posed with her on-again boyfriend
The pair reconciled in December last year after a year long split, during which time she briefly dated former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron.
The site claims that the beauty is 20 weeks along and likely does not know the gender of the child yet.
On her birthday Gigi was seen in a black turtleneck tucked into her belted, washed jeans. She was showing a bit of a baby bump. Gigi and Zayn were also photographed in a warm embrace as she had a beautiful glow with a makeup-free face.
In February, Gigi hinted that she was thinking of having children. During an interview with i-D Magazine she said, ‘I think that as I get older, well one day I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modeling.
‘I love the creative side of fashion, it’s so fulfilling. The people I work with make me so happy, I’m so lucky to be around them. But who knows? Maybe I’ll take up full time cooking!’
The two started dating in 2015 when they met on the set of his music video for Pillow Talk. Fans caught on that they were a couple when the pair were photographed leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party together.
Closer than ever: The pair, who first got together in 2015, looked happy as they shared a warm embrace during the celebrations
A happy lady: At her birthday breakfast, Gigi wore a tiara as she sat with Bella and her mother Yolanda Hadid
They were soon inseparable and even posed together in Naples, Italy for Vogue magazine’s April 2016 edition.
At the Met Gala in NYC in May 2016, Gigi was seen cuddling her main man on the red carpet.
The cover girl and the crooner became the It couple of New York and London as he went to her fashion shows and she attended his concerts. In 2017 he told UsWeekly: ‘I just concentrate on my relationship and try to do right by my girlfriend and she does by me, and we hope for the best, as we all do!’
And he added they were homebodies: ‘We both cook, so we like to make meals for each other. I make chicken and sweet corn pie. She likes that.’
Back on! The couple, who rekindled their romance in December 2019, confirmed they were together again with a public outing in New York in January 2020 (pictured)
They lived together in her NYC apartment for years and kept company with her sister Bella as well as family friend Kendall Jenner.
In 2018 he told Vogue that Gigi was ‘great’ for him because she was on top of it all. ‘She’s super-organised and I’m really not. It helps that she can get things together for me a little bit. I lean on her a lot.’
But then they shocked fans when they broke up in late 2018. Zayn posted a message to social media that they had a ‘loving and fun’ relationship but were going their separate ways.
Bright young things: The pair attended the Met Gala in May 2016 during early stages of their romance
In 2019 they were seen together here and there, and by December it was clear they were more than friends when she said she was baking for him using his mother’s recipe.
In January this year they were spotted arm in arm in New York City and in February she let everyone know they were together on Valentine’s Day when she shared a photo of the singer. ‘HEY VALENTINE. Z on the farm. December 2019,’ she said in the caption to her photography Instagram account.
Gigi came to fame when her mother was on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
The blonde beauty landed editorials in Vogue and became a Guess girl; she rose to A-list when she worked with Tommy Hilfiger.
And quickly Hadid became known for her high-profile personal life.
The doe-eyed looker was with Cody Simpson from 2013 until 2015, then moved on to Joe Jonas soon after.
Keeping mom: On March 3, Gigi walked the Chanel runway in Paris
In late 2015 she met Zayn, who shot to fame as part of boyband One Direction on the UK edition of The X Factor back in 2010.
He initially auditioned as a solo artist, before being thrown together with Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne to form the five-piece boyband that would go on to achieve global stardom.
The singer was raised in Bradford, Leeds but is now largely based over in the US with Gigi, while his family still reside in the UK.
He became an uncle in January, earlier this year, after his youngest sister Safaa, 17, gave birth to her daughter.
She had announced her pregnancy in October 2019 and hosted a baby shower in November, where she revealed she was expecting a baby girl with husband Martin Tiser, 18.
Family: Zayn is largely based in the US, while his family reside in the UK – his younger sister Safaa, 17, welcomed a baby with her childhood sweetheart in January 2020
Close: Gigi is close with Zayn’s family and is often seen interacting with his mum Tricia on social media – Gigi had sparked rumours she and Zayn were dating again in December, while revealing she was cooking one of Tricia’s curry recipes on Instagram
The childhood sweethearts had tied the knot in September last year. It’s believed Zayn wasn’t present at either Safaa’s wedding day or her baby shower, which the star’s dad Yaser and his sisters Doniya, 28, and Waliyha, 21, attended.
Zayn is thought to be close to his family, however, with Gigi often seen interacting with Zayn’s mother, Tricia, on social media. It was Gigi posting about cooking Tricia’s curry recipe on Instagram that sparked rumours she and Zayn had rekindled their relationship.
Earlier this month, Zayn’s bandmate Liam revealed it was his mum Tricia who had ‘forced’ him to audition for The X Factor a decade ago and that Zayn had never been fond of being in the limelight.
‘I remember Zayn telling us the story that it was his mum got him to go to the audition the day he didn’t want to go and that was literally what we saw all the way through One Direction,’ Liam told Daily Star Online.
Introverted star: Zayn shot to fame as part of boyband One Direction back in 2010, with his bandmate Liam Payn revealing he never liked being in the limelight
Influence: Liam claimed that Zayn’s mum Tricia had forced him to audition for The X Factor a decade ago as a solo singer – he was then grouped together with the rest of the 1D boys
‘We always kind of knew that there were moments when One Direction was really Zayn and then there were moments when it really wasn’t.’
Zayn was first to leave One Direction and it was officially announced he had quit the band after five years in March 2015. 1D continued as a four-piece for some time, before announcing their plans to go on hiatus nearly a year later in January 2016.
After embarking on a solo career, Zayn candidly opened up about his struggles with anxiety in 2017.
The introverted star admitted in a cover shoot with Vogue: ‘I always feel like I’m trying to work through whatever certain issues are around certain subjects.
‘For me personally, it comes from a place of not wanting to come across as an over-arrogant person that takes themselves too seriously.
Calling it quits: Zayn was first to leave One Direction after five years in the band in 2015 – One Direction continued as a four before going on hiatus indefinitely in January 2016
‘I’m not always trying to be pretentious or say something that is going to change the world, I feel like I’m one voice among millions… I’m not a very outgoing social person like in terms of a big group of people.’
It came after Zayn pulled out of a performance at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in 2016 just minutes before he was due on stage, with him later admitting to fans that his anxiety had ‘got the better of him’.
Opening up to fans, Zayn revealed: ‘Unfortunately my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me.
Going solo: Zayn has since embarked on a solo career and opened up about his anxiety struggles that have previously ‘got the better of him’ when it comes to big live performances
‘With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career. I cannot apologise enough but I want to be honest with everyone who has patiently waited to see me, I promise I will do my best to make this up to everybody I’ve let down today.’
Zayn has previously dated Geneva Lane, then Rebecca Ferguson, Stephanie Davis, Perrie Edwards and Neelam Gill, before falling for Hadid.
Gigi was last photographed in public in early March when she was in Paris for various fashion shows. She did not seem to have a baby bump at the time.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik: A timeline of their relationship
November 2015: Romance rumours first swirled between Gigi Hadid, 25, and Zayn Malik, 27, who are expecting their first child together, when they were spotted exiting Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party together.
Going public? Gigi and Zayn appeared in his steamy music video for his 2016 song “Pillowtalk”
January 2016: The pair added further fuel to the fire when Gigi appeared in Zayn’s steamy “Pillowtalk” music video. Although Zayn says the pair are “just good friends” they are pictured holding hands together.
February 2016: During a radio interview with ‘Zach Sang & The Hang’ Zayn appeared to confirm their relationship when the interviewers refer to Gigi as his girlfriend and he fails to correct them.
Glam couple: Zayn and Gigi attended the Met Gala together in 2016
April 2016: The burgeoning super couple take part in a shoot for Vogue where Zayn is referred to as Gigi’s “real-life” boyfriend, and they attend the Met Gala together the following month.
June 2016: The first signs of trouble appear when reports claim Gigi and Zayn have split up. Just two weeks later, reports suggest they are back together again and have been on more of a “break” than officially splitting.
July 2017: The couple face backlash when appearing on the cover of Vogue for an issue about being gender fluid, when neither of them identify as such,
It couple: Zayn and Gigi pictured heading for the Vogue Dinner for Paris Fashion Week in March 2017
September 2017: Having appeared in yet more fashion spreads together, the couple took their relationship to the next level by vacationing with Gigi’s family including her mother Yolanda Foster, proving Zayn is a hit with the family.
March 2018: Following another report of a split, this time Gigi and Zayn confirm it themselves. Zayn posted on Twitter: “Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend,” while Hadid wrote: “I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared.”
A hit with the family: The pair began vacationing together with Gigi’s mother Yolanda
Ups and downs: The couple – pictured here in New York in April, 2017 – are thought to have split up around three times before getting back together to have a family
April 2018: However, just one month later, the pair are spotted kissing in New York prompting reports that they have already rekindled their romance.
August 2018: Gigi and Zayn appeared to be back on as she is spotted wearing a necklace with his name on it, and the pair begin to post pictures of themselves to Instagram.
On and off: Despite reports of a break-up, it was later hinted that the pair spent last Christmas together
January 2019: The couple are hit with a fresh round of break-up rumours, with multiple reports at the time claiming the duo are taking some time to spend apart from one another.
December 2019: The pair drop yet another hint they are back together, as Gigi reveals she is making a recipe she learned from Zayn’s mother Trisha, who reposts the clip.
February 2020: They seem to officially confirm that they are back together for a third time, as Gigi posts a picture of Zayn with the caption: ‘HEY VALENTINE’
Back for good: The couple are pictured above in New York in January this year
March 2020: Gigi posts a throwback picture of her Zayn locked in a passionate embrace in front of a Christmas tree, seemingly confirming that they spent the holidays together.
April 2020: Leading up to the pregnancy news, it appeared the on-again couple had been self-isolating together. Gigi posted pics from her 25th birthday celebration on Instagram, writing that she was so happy to spend it with her “quarantine family,” that included Zayn.
Family matters: Gigi and Zayn were seen embracing in this social media snap posted this month