Supermodel Gigi Hadid recently opened up about motherhood and her experience raising her daughter, Khai, whom she shares with her partner, singer Zayn Malik. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Hadid revealed that she’s “glad to be a young mom” and that Khai has already brought so much joy to her life.
“I think that being a mom, specifically being a young mom, is a whole different experience. It’s really refreshing to be around other young parents and see that we’re all just doing the best that we can,” Hadid said. “I’m glad that I can do it with my partner.”
Hadid and Malik welcomed their daughter in September 2020, and the model has been open about her experience with motherhood ever since. She’s shared glimpses of her life as a new mom on social media, including adorable photos of her and Khai.
In addition to her interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Hadid also spoke to The Sunday Times about how she and Malik navigate co-parenting together. The couple split briefly in 2018 before rekindling their romance, and Hadid said that they prioritize their daughter’s happiness above all else.
“We have the same ideas when it comes to parenting, and we kind of just go with whatever works for us,” Hadid said. “But, you know, I think that the success of co-parenting is just respecting each other and doing whatever you can to make your child happy.”
Hadid’s openness about her experience with motherhood has been refreshing for fans and fellow moms alike. Her honesty and vulnerability about the joys and challenges of raising a child has helped to normalize the experience for many young women.