Gigi Hadid's baby joy! Model and partner Zayn Malik welcome a 'healthy and ...

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child, a baby girl.

The One Direction stand-out announced the birth in a touching social media post on Wednesday, calling their precious gift 'healthy and beautiful.'

'Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful' the 27-year-old Pillowtalk singer wrote along with a black and white photo of his heavily tattooed hand holding on to his and the 25-year-old supermodel's pride and joy.

'To try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x'

Precious: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child, a baby girl

Precious: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child, a baby girl 

Parental pride! 'Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful' the 27-year-old Pillowtalk singer wrote along with a black and white photo of his heavily tattooed hand holding on to his pride and joy

Parental pride! 'Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful' the 27-year-old Pillowtalk singer wrote along with a black and white photo of his heavily tattooed hand holding on to his pride and joy 

Word Gigi and Zayn were expecting first emerged in April after a 'family source' spilled the beans about the IMG and her on/off boyfriend of five years.  

Shortly after she confirmed the news herself. 

Gigi said at the time: 'Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms but we're very excited and happy and grateful for everyone's well wishes and support. 

'Especially during this time, it's a nice silver lining to be able to be home and be together and really experience it day by day.' 

Gigi seemed to hint that her child was on the way at the end of August when she shared a stunning photo of herself at 33-weeks.

At the time it was unclear whether she was counting down from the time of the post or the photoshoot.

Expecting the best! The couple's baby news first emerged back in April from a 'family' source

Expecting the best! The couple's baby news first emerged back in April from a 'family' source 

Growing bump: Gigi shared throwback photos from her 27th week of pregnancy last week

Growing bump: Gigi shared throwback photos from her 27th week of pregnancy last week

And her parents have been keeping fans on edge with their hints about the impending birth.

Father Mohamed had the world talking after he appeared to announce the birth after sharing a tender poem for his grandchild on Instagram last week.

But he later clarified that the family was still waiting when asked if Gigi had in fact given birth in the comment section.

When a fan wondered 'Did Gigi give birth to her baby, please can anyone answer,' he said 'No, not yet.' 

Overjoyed: The model's father Mohamed Hadid posted a tender note for his future grandchild on Instagram earlier this month, making people think the baby had arrived

Overjoyed: The model's father Mohamed Hadid posted a tender note for his future grandchild on Instagram earlier this month, making people think the baby had arrived

Jumping the gun! He later clarified that the family was still waiting when asked if Gigi had given birth in the comment section

Jumping the gun! He later clarified that the family was still waiting when asked if Gigi had given birth in the comment section

Mom Yolanda Hadid furthered the gossip with her own post last week as well.

The retired model looked thrilled about being a grandma as she rested on her head on her daughter's belly in a stunning black and white set of photos.

Alongside the sweet black and white photos, the 56-year-old Dutch model said she was 'waiting patiently for her angel to be born.' 

Sister Bella Hadid, 23, couldn't hide her excitement either, taking to social media earlier this month to share a photo with her glowing sister.

Fans began wondering if Gigi and Zayn had welcomed their child after Bella's throwback, which she captioned: with a baby angel emoji and:  'I love you both so freaking much -can’tstopcrying.'

Waiting: Mom Yolanda Hadid furthered the gossip with her own post last week as well

Waiting: Mom Yolanda Hadid furthered the gossip with her own post last week as well

Two tummies: Younger sister Bella Hadid, 23, posted a throwback photo with her pregnant sibling earlier this month, giving fans another reason to believe the baby had arrived

Two tummies: Younger sister Bella Hadid, 23, posted a throwback photo with her pregnant sibling earlier this month, giving fans another reason to believe the baby had arrived

Things have been going well for the couple as they readied themselves to start a family.

An insider told Us Weekly magazine last month that the couple had been getting along great ahead of the birth of their baby girl.

'[They are] closer than ever. Gigi has been living at her mom’s farm with Zayn,' the source revealed. 'She came back to NYC recently but she plans to spend most of her pregnancy there at the farm.'

The couple spent much of her pregnancy at her mother Yolanda farm in Pennsylvania, where her family isolated during the pandemic. 

The baby girl seems to be just the start for the young family.

Back in May People said the celebrity couple 'plan to have a large family.'

Partners: An insider told Us Weekly magazine last month that the couple was 'closer than ever' during the pregnancy

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