Gigi Hadid has finally opened up about the intimate details of the birth of her and Zayn Malik's daughter, Khai, and what she had to say was so sweet!
Since the birth of their daughter, the entire world has been eager for the details...
But the famous couple have remained tight lipped about their new arrival.
Well, until now that is!
The supermodel opened up about her journey into motherhood in a recent Vogue interview and she gave some very candid details about the birth... including how Zayn caught their daughter as she gave birth.
Read on to hear what she had to say...
Now, we all know who Gigi Hadid is!
Whether you know her as a big name in the modeling world, as the daughter of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Yolanda Hadid, or as Kendall Jenner's bestie... there's no denying that the twenty-five-year-old is everywhere right now.
She rose to fame after being a model for Victoria's Secret...
She made her VS runway debut in 2015 and has since become a staple of the lingerie brand's modeling lineup.
She is now one of the most recognized supermodels in the world.
From Vogue to Tom Ford - Gigi has been there, done it, and got the gleaming modeling resume to show for it.
But her stunning photoshoots and killer fashion show appearances aren't the only things keeping Gigi in the headlines.
Her on-and-off relationship with former One Direction star, Zayn Malik, has had the entire world talking since they first met in 2015.
Although at first, the pair insisted they were nothing but good friends.
But when Gigi made a very steamy appearance in Zayn's 2016 music video for "Pillowtalk," fans knew what was going on.
In the summer of 2016, the couple did that iconic photoshoot together for Vogue...
And this pretty much confirmed to fans that Gigi and Zayn were very much an item.
They even attended the iconic Met Gala together...
Cementing themselves as the most attractive couple in the world, perhaps?
But after a very happy year and a half together, Zayn confirmed in March 2018 that they had split up.
The singer confirmed the sad news through this grave message posted on Twitter.
But unbelievably, just a few months later, the pair were spotted out and about together in New York City...
And Zayn said in an interview that he and Gigi didn't feel the need to label their relationship because "we're adults."
Break-up rumors were rife once again in early 2019...
But by the end of 2019, they were very much a couple once again.
Don't worry, you aren't the only ones with a headache!
Although the Gigi and Zayn drama fell from the radar for a while...
The couple seemed to be very serious after Zayn was spotted in the photos from Gigi's lockdown birthday party in April 2020.
And then, multiple news outlets started reporting that Gigi and Zayn were expecting their first child together.
Gigi and Zayn are expecting their first child together and the couple is very excited!" a source told Entertainment Tonight.
"Gigi has kept the secret close to her family and friends for a while as she's only a few months along. 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."
Well, it wasn't until a few weeks after the rumors when Gigi confirmed that she was, indeed, pregnant.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, she said, "Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms but we're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well wishes and support."
The couple remained fairly quiet on social media throughout the pregnancy...
Occasionally posting a cute Instagram snap of Gigi's growing bump.
And of course...
Not forgetting this stunning maternity shoot for Vogue.
Well, the happy day finally came in September 2020.
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 pic.twitter.com/nvhfOkk2fw— zayn (@zaynmalik) September 24, 2020
The couple's healthy baby girl arrived on September 23rd and Zayn took to Twitter to write:
"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."
The couple threw themselves into parenthood...
And they waited for a few months before unveiling their daughter's name, which is Khai.
Fans have been left overjoyed over Khai's arrival...
And now, Gigi has decided to open up about her birthing journey.
Appearing on the March 2020 cover of Vogue, the model discussed life as a new mom and how she's adjusted to the role of a lifetime.
She explained how during her fourteen-hour labor, Zayn, Yolanda, Bella, her assistant, and a midwife were all there by her side as she gave birth to Khai in her very own home.
She'd planned to deliver at a New York City hospital, but then the realities of COVID hit the limits on numbers in the delivery room, which would have precluded Yolanda and Bella from being present.
They placed a blow-up bath in their bedroom...
And Gigi recalled the moment when she began to prepare for what was about to happen to her body.
"I had to dig deep. I knew it was going to be the craziest pain in my life, but you have to surrender to it and be like, 'This is what it is.' I loved that."
Although Gigi was insistent on having a natural birth, she admitted that there were times in her labor where she had second thoughts.
"There definitely was a point where I was like, I wonder what it would be like with an epidural, how it would be different", she mused.
"My midwife looked at me and was like, 'You're doing it. No one can help you. You're past the point of the epidural anyway, so you'd be pushing exactly the same way in a hospital bed'."
"I was an animal woman."
Speaking about the actual birth, Gigi said, "I think they all knew I had that animal in me," of her family who were present for the birth.
"When you see someone do that, you look at them a bit differently. I probably looked crazy, actually."
She then said that Zayn was the one who caught Khai as she gave birth.
"It didn't even click that she was out. I was so exhausted, and I looked up and he's holding her. It was so cute."
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