The model opted not to do a big announcement, but instead changed her Instagram bio to read, “Khai’s mom.” We’re totally in love with their name selection, so we decided to dig into the meaning and origin of the sweet moniker. Khai means “the chosen one, royalty or nobility,” according to Mom365.com. What a fitting name for baby Zigi!
The supermodel, 25, and the former One Direction member, 28, started dating in 2016 after meeting at a Victoria’s Secret party. They split for the first time in March 2018 — but got back together by June of that year. After Zayn released his second album, Icarus Falls — a 27-track magnum opus about his longtime love — in December 2018, the pair split for the second time in early 2019.
One year later, the couple was spotted looking cozy during a night out for the singer’s birthday in January 2020. An insider exclusively told Life & Style they were keeping their second shot at love on the “down-low and taking it slow” at the time. In late April, In Touch confirmed the twosome was expecting their first child together.
The proud mama revealed her pregnancy days later while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon via livestream from her dreamy Pennsylvania farm. “We’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support,” she said on the broadcast on April 30.
The Vogue cover star and her English beau quarantined at the expansive east coast property from the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early March until they headed to NYC to prepare for their daughter’s birth in mid-August. However, Gigi and Zayn made the most of the quality time they got to spend with her family in Pennsylvania. They actually found the quarantine pregnancy to be a “blessing in disguise,” an additional insider exclusively told Life & Style.
“[Gigi was] super blessed and likes how the lockdown has forced her to make this special time more personal,” the source explained at the time. “Zayn, who really values his privacy, also thinks it’s great. He’s happy staying in with Gigi and pampering her as much as possible. He’s also a big belly rubber and he likes to talk to his baby.”
It’s clear the proud parents think their little girl is one special baby.