Speculation that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik secretly welcomed their first child appears to have been premature.
On Thursday, Hadid shared some selfies on Instagram, showcasing her blooming baby bump, apparently shutting down earlier speculation that emerged after some cryptic social media posts from members of the model’s family.
Fans began wondering if she and beau Zayn Malik had secretly welcomed their baby when, on Tuesday, Hadid’s sister, Bella Hadid, shared a throwback photo from June, in which the sisters are cradling their respective bellies.
“🖤two buns in the oven except mine is from my burger and gigi’s is from @zayn ✨👼🏼✨ i love you both so freaking much -can’tstopcrying 🥺,” she wrote in the caption.
The “can’t stop crying” line was seen by some of Hadid’s followers as a clue that the baby had arrived, leading to comments such as “Auntie Bella!”
Then came an Instagram post from the siblings’ father, Los Angeles real estate magnate Mohamed Hadid, who shared a photo of a handwritten letter.
“Hello, little grandchild, it is me. My heart is as happy as can be. I wish for you a happy time. Know that grandpa’s always near, I’ll do anything, anything for you my dear,” he writes.
“When I heard you were on the way, I smiled and wiped a tear away. I cried the tears because I knew, my heart would always belong to you,” the letter continued.
“In the name of God the The merciful I want to say l love you and so proud of you,” he wrote in the caption, adding his daughter’s Instagram handle @gigihadid.
Hadid deleted the post a few hours after sharing it, but screenshots remain:
Fans are speculating that Zayn and Gigi’s child has been born after Mohamed Hadid shared this note on Instagram. 🤍 pic.twitter.com/GO0Hg4017Z
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) September 16, 2020