Gigi’s boyfriend, former One Direction star Zayn Malik, 27, announced the birth on Twitter hours earlier with an equally soft black-and-white photo of the baby’s hand holding his fingers.
Now Gigi has followed suit with a photo of her daughter’s hand emerging from under her blanket as Zayn’s protective hand cradles her.
She captioned the black-and-white snap: “Our daughter joined us on the land side this weekend and she has already changed our world. So in love. “
Zayn revealed their daughter has arrived, telling fans, “Our little girl is here, healthy and beautiful. Trying to put into words what I’m feeling right now would be an impossible task.
“The love I feel for this little human is beyond my comprehension. I am grateful to know her, proud to call her mine and grateful for the life we will have together x ”
In the black and white photo, Zayn’s heavily tattooed hand is seen holding his daughter’s tiny fingers, in a first look at the newborn baby.
Gigi was inundated with kudos for her Instagram post, with fellow model Olivia Culpo writing: “Ahhhh !!!!! HUGE congratulations !!!!! I can’t wait to meet this angel ”
On Zayn’s Instagram post, MTV TV channel added, “This kid already has more beauty in that pinky finger than I ever have in my whole body. ”
Gigi and Zayn had kept a reasonably low profile throughout the pregnancy, but the model recently took to Instagram to explain why they have been so private since announcing it publicly in April.
Gigi explained that in light of the current coronavirus pandemic, she felt her pregnancy did not match the importance of other things going on in the world.
She wrote: “I am very grateful for the positive comments and questions, and I want to know that we are all good and safe.
“Everything is going well and I love you guys. I appreciate these positive comments. A lot of people don’t know why I don’t share more but I’m pregnant due to a pandemic.
“Obviously, my pregnancy is not the most important thing in the world. This is the reason why I felt it was not something I should share except with my family and friends. ”
Gigi continued, “Obviously a lot of people have lost their lives to the coronavirus – it was in the early 40s and it still happens.
“And then we got into the re-emergence of the BLM movement and I thought our social media presence should be used for that. ”
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