With the global lockdowns providing the perfect screen to halt outside eyes peeping into her personal life, American fashion model Gigi Hadid has managed to contain the news of her pregnancy to the confines of her friendship and family circle until she was ready to reveal it—or her mum Yolanda, who ultimately ended up breaking the news first.
Even after confirming her pregnancy, the soon-to-be mom has mostly kept details around her journey to motherhood, and her growing bump itself, under wraps. In fact, it was only last month when Hadid gave her fans (and us) a candid look at her baby bump during an Instagram Live stream.
Likely weeks out from giving birth to her and “baby daddy”, Zayn Malik’s, first child, the model has briefly put her modelling hiatus on pause to bring us one of the most breathtaking maternity shoots to have ever blessed our social feeds, the model debuting the already-iconic shots on Instagram just hours ago.
Taking to her Instagram account, Hadid wrote “Growin an angel :)” in a caption accompanying a shot of herself swathed in a light, white fabric, the image met with countless well wishes from the likes of fellow supermodels Gisele Bündchen—“It’s truly a magical feeling. congratulations !”—Joan Smalls, Elsa Hosk and Lily-Rose Depp, the latter of which who wrote: “So so beautiful. congratulations angel!!!!”
Keeping a stream of beautifully-shot, bump-baring portraits coming, Hadid revealed in another caption that the shoot was staged a month prior, on July 26, the model’s next and final look a form-fitting dress fashioned out of a sheer crêpe fabric. Dropping the final shot, Hadid gave us all what could be our final look at her bump before she gives birth with a touching message of thanks: “Cherishing this time. appreciate all the love & well wishes. will never forget creating these special images with my friends @luigiandiango @gabriellak_j @erinparsonsmakeup thank you. I love you!”
Despite both being first-time parents, it has also been reported that Hadid and Malik could not be more thrilled to welcome their first child into the world, with the pair said to have embraced nesting completely in the lead up to their baby’s birth.
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