Hadid revealed the name subtly by updating her bio on Instagram with “Khai’s mom.”
“Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful🙏🏽❤,” Malik wrote on Instagram after Hadid gave birth. “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, and thankful for the life we will have together.”
Hadid posted a sweet message of her own. “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love,” she wrote. Both Malik and Hadid included photos of their daughter’s tiny, cute hands.
Gigi Hadid first announced in April 2020 that she and Malik were expecting. She kept most of the pregnancy updates to just friends and family, only offering the public a little bit of info.
“I’m so grateful for the positive comments and the questions and want you to know that we’re all good and safe, and everything’s going great, and I love you guys,” Hadid said on Instagram Live about her pregnancy last year. “Obviously, I think a lot of people are confused why I’m not sharing more, but, like, I’m pregnant through a pandemic. Obviously, my pregnancy is not the most important thing going on in the world.”
She continued, “I have been taking a lot of pictures of my bump and sending it to friends and family, and it’s been really cute and exciting. I’m trying to document it well, because I’ve heard a lot of people say, ‘Make sure you don’t miss it.’ And I will be sharing stuff like that in the future. I just am not rushed to do it, and I feel like right now I just want to experience it…. I just don’t want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and, like, worry about having to look cute or post something.”