Supermodel Gigi Hadid recently opened up about her experience co-parenting her daughter with her ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik.
The couple publicized the birth of their daughter, Khai, in September 2020. Since then, they have been navigating their co-parenting relationship.
According to Hadid, she and her former partner from the “One Direction” band have committed to prioritizing “the happiness of the child” above everything else.
In a recent interview, she spoke about how she and Malik have maintained a respectful and healthy relationship despite their breakup.
She also revealed that they had consciously prioritized their daughter’s well-being and put any personal issues aside.
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Hadid also mentioned that her daughter Khai had acquired some aspects of her British father’s culture.
She said, “I’m very happy she can be with both parents. She’s a child who grew in my stomach eating plenty of British food – beans, breakfast, curries – and still eats like that. She even talks with a little [English] accent, which I love.”
How Gigi Hadid Feels about Motherhood
Although Hadid profoundly loves her daughter, she does not have a strong desire or prioritize becoming a mother.
She stated that having Khai when she did was a blessing, and she is grateful to be a young mother.
“I always wanted to be a mother, but I wasn’t obsessive about it or thought I was on this earth to be a mother.”
She also discussed the challenges of being a first-time parent, particularly during a pandemic. She admitted to having self-doubt and uncertainty but has been fortunate to have a supportive co-parent in Malik.
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Combining Her Career with Motherhood
The model also shared how she has maintained her career while raising her daughter. She explained she has been able to balance her work schedule with her parenting responsibilities.
The supermodel has received a lot of support from her family and friends. She said she only takes jobs that require her away for extended periods of time “when Khai is with her dad.”
Co-parenting is becoming increasingly common, with more and more couples choosing to raise their children together after separating.
Co-Parenting with Her Ex
Hadid’s openness about her co-parenting journey is vital because it helps to break down the stigma around co-parenting relationships.
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Her co-parenting relationship with Zayn Malik is a reminder that co-parenting can be a positive and healthy arrangement for families.
It highlights the importance of putting children’s well-being first and attempting to maintain a respectful and supportive relationship with an ex-partner.
Hadid and Malik had an on-and-off relationship for approximately five years. They separated just over a year after the birth of their daughter on September 23, 2020.
Following their split, Hadid and Malik have kept their romantic lives private. Rumors circulated that Hadid was romantically involved with the 48-year-old actor, Leonardo DiCaprio.
The two were seen together at an NYFW after-party in September last year. However, a source disclosed they went their separate ways because of differences in their lifestyles.
According to the source in December, “Gigi doesn’t have the energy to keep up with DiCaprio. His lifestyle is too intense for her.”