Gigi Hadid has broken her silence to confirm reports she is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Zayn Malik.
The model, 25, appeared delighted to finally be discussing the news as she took part in a video chat with US talk show host Jimmy Fallon.null
Wasting no time, Jimmy said to the the mum-to-be: “I’ve got to say… congratulations on expecting a baby!”
Thanking the presenter, Gigi couldn’t hide her joy as she beamed and clasped her hands in front of her stomach.
“We’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support,” she gushed.
“It was the ray of sunshine that we all need,” said Jimmy.
Gigi, who is currently on lockdown at her family’s farm in Pennsylvania with Zayn, kept her blossoming bump hidden from view in an oversized tartan coat.
She told Jimmy she felt lucky to be pregnant at this time as she was able to spend so much quality time with her pop star beau.
“It’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and be together and really experience it day by day.”
Gigi then talked the host through her 25th birthday party at the weekend where she initially puzzled fans by breaking down in tears at the food her family provided for her.
Explaining why she got so emotional, Gigi said her pregnancy craving was bagels and so her family members had managed to track down some treats from her favourite bakery in the lockdown.
“I was so excited that everything was bagel. Then I found out that Buddy the Cake Boss made my cake,” she gushed.
“I don’t know if it’s my hormones right now or quarantine emotions but I cried every five minutes for like an hour.
“Every time I thought that Buddy made my cake. I couldn’t stop crying.”
Eagled-eyed fans had suspected the bash might be doubling as a gender reveal party as Gigi was pictured with pink and blue balloon holders and a ‘Hello Little One’ gift bag.
Before Gigi or Zayn confirmed mounting rumours, Yolanda Hadid was happy to speak to reporters earlier this week.
The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills star told RTL Boulevard: “Of course we are so excited. I’m excited to become a oma [grandmother] in September especially after I lost my mom so recently.
“But this is the beauty of life, one soul leaves us and a new one comes in. We feel very blessed.”