Update (April 30, 2020): It's official – Gigi Hadid is having a baby with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.
Hadid confirmed the wonderful news during an appearance on The Tonight Show: At Home with Jimmy Fallon, after reports leaked earlier this week that the couple are expecting a baby girl.
"Obviously, we wish we could have announced it on our own terms," she admitted. "We're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well wishes and support."
Hadid's mother Yolanda revealed the family were "blessed" by the news earlier this week, before the couple themselves were able to speak publicly.
The supermodel did tell Jimmy Fallon that being pregnant has been a gift during these upsetting times in the world.
"It's a nice silver lining to be home and be together, and really experience it day-by-day," she said.
Original: Gigi Hadid's mum Yolanda has reportedly addressed claims that the supermodel is having a baby with ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik.
Following reports earlier this week that Gigi is 20 weeks pregnant with a baby girl, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda admitted she was "still in shock that our little secret has been leaked to the press".
"Of course, we are thrilled," RTL Boulevard in her native Denmark quoted Yolanda as saying. "I can't wait to become a grandmother."
Yolanda added that the new addition to the Hadid family would provide healing following the death of her mother last year.
"It is quite special, since I lost my own mother so recently," she told the news service. "That is the beauty of life: one soul is leaving us and another is coming. We feel very blessed."
Hadid and Malik have been on and off for close to five years. They previously split two years ago, with the singer describing their relationship as "incredibly meaningful, loving and fun" at the time.
"I have a huge amount of adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend," he continued.
"She has such an incredible soul. I'm grateful to all our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time."
The couple would reconcile soon after, and Hadid recently publicly defended her boyfriend when he got involved in a feud with controversial YouTuber Jake Paul.
Digital Spy has reached out to representatives for both stars about reports that they are expecting their first child.
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