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Inside Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s co-parenting relationship

The former couple share a rare glimpse into their life with daughter Khai.
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Supermodel Gigi Hadid and former One Direction member Zayn Malik made headlines in April 2020 when they confirmed they were expecting their first child together. 

The pair welcomed their daughter Khai Hadid Malik in September 2020, with the former Hollywood power couple taking to social media to share the exciting news.

While the couple may have parted ways in late 2021, Gigi and Zayn have maintained a co-parenting relationship, with the proud parents offering rare glimpses into their life with their growing daughter Khai. 

As the former couple continue to celebrate their daughter’s latest milestones, we look back at Gigi and Zayn’s life with Khai so far.

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The former couple announced their pregnancy in April 2020. (Credit: Instagram)

April 2020: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik share pregnancy announcement 

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik first confirmed they were expecting in April 2020 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon after rumours had been circling earlier in the month.

For the most part, she had a very private pregnancy but it didn’t stop her from showing off her bump in later photos.

September 2020 – Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcome their daughter Khai

On September 23, 2020, Gigi announced the birth of her daughter on Instagram, writing “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love🥺💕”

Zayn also shared the exciting news, posting “Our baby girl is here, healthy and 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, and thankful for the life we will have together x.”

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October 2021 – Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik split 

Gigi and Zayn had been on and off throughout the years but eventually split in October 2021 after a family incident.

Gigi has spoken only positively about him since the split including, celebrating him on Father’s Day and boasting about how he’s an amazing dad whenever possible.

July 2023 – Zayn Malik opens up on co-parenting

In his first interview in over six years, Zayn Malik discussed his co-parenting relationship with Gigi Hadid on a July 2023 episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast. 

“Co-parenting is good. We have a really good relationship for Khai. She’s the main importance. It’s going well… I think,” he joked. “Since I’ve had my daughter, the main thing in my mind is trying to be a good example to her.”

Zayn also touched on the alleged physical altercation with Gigi’s mother Yolanda, with Call Her Daddy host Alex Cooper highlighting that Zayn’s 50% custody of Khai would not have been granted had the allegations against him been true. 

“I knew what the situation was. I knew what happened and the people involved knew what happened. That’s all I really care about.”

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Gigi and Zayn with Khai in March 2021. (Credit: Getty)

September 2023 – Gigi Hadid opens up on co-parenting

In an interview with NET-A-PORTER’s magazine PORTER, Gigi Hadid offered a rare insight into her co-parenting relationship with Zayn Malik. 

“I think when you’re a parent. you have to be intentional because now I literally have half the time. I work when my daughter is with her dad and that’s the time I have. The jobs that I choose to fill that time with have to be fulfilling,” Gigi told the publication. 

Gigi also shared a glimpse into her daily life with her daughter Khai, sharing that her new hobby of crochet has been responsible for some of Khai’s favourite toys.

“It’s just a blob with a horn and eyes. It’s hilarious,” said Gigi, with the model creating a one-of-a-kind unicorn toy for her daughter. 

The 30-year-old also shared that Khai has played an instrumental part in the upcoming kid’s collection for her clothing brand Guest in Residence. 

“Khai and her best friend are our fit models. They come into the office, Khai tries on one dress and then she’s like, ‘Do you want to go to the donut store?'”

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Gigi and Khai out for a little walk. (Credit: Instagram)

March 2024: Zayn Malik reflects on his relationship with daughter Khai

Speaking with L’Officiel, Zayn opened up on his relationship with his daughter Khai and his decision to relocate to his ranch in Pennsylvania.

“When I found out that my partner at the time was pregnant, I pretty quickly made up my mind that this would be a great place to raise a child because there’s so much for her to do here, so we do spend a lot of time outside.”

Escaping the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Zayn revealed that his father-daughter time with three-year-old Khai is primarily spent in nature.

“She likes to camp with me. We cook outside. We fish a little bit. And she’s really into it, too, so it makes it fun. Hopefully, we can create some amazing memories here.”

Zayn also shared a brief insight into Khai’s personality, revealing that she is already following in his musical footsteps!

“Khai has a lot of natural ability herself already. I know it sounds ridiculous because she’s three, but her retention for language, especially when it’s formatted in a musical sense to her, has been amazing.”

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@gigihadid: our little bunny! first Easter! (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

How old is Khai Hadid Malik? 

Khai Hadid Malik was born on September 19, 2020. She is three years old.

What does Khai Hadid Malik look like?

While Zayn and Gigi have kept their daughter’s identity largely out of the public eye, the proud parents have shared a few glimpses of Khai on their social media. 

Scroll down to see more adorable photos of Khai Hadid Malik. 

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Gigi shared a snap of herself and baby Khai for her first New York City winter. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)
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Gigi and Khai have a beautiful bond already! (Credit: Instagram)
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Zayn’s first Father’s Day after having his little girl. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)
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Khai’s denim on denim look. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)
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Holding hands! (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)
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Khai in her fairy dress enjoying the summer sun. (Credit: Instagram)
Gigi Hadid hugging her daughter Khai.
(Credit: Instagram)

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