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Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid is an American model who has also starred in TV shows, movies, and music videos of various artists. Gigi Hadid has made 35 appearances on international “Vogue” magazine covers over four years.

Early Life and Childhood

Gigi Hadid’s full name is Jelena Noura Hadid and she was born on 23 April 1995. She is currently 28 years old and her birthplace is Los Angeles, California, the U.S. Her parents are Mohamed Hadid and Yolanda Hadid (née Van den Herik). Her father is a real estate developer and her mother is a former model. Her mother is Dutch whereas her father is Palestinian.

Talking about her ethnic background, she claims descent from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth, and the Sheik of Galilee from her father’s side. She also has two younger siblings namely Bella and Anwar. Both her siblings are also models. Moreover, she also has two older paternal half-sisters namely Marielle and Alana.

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Caption: Gigi Hadid’s childhood photo with her later grandmother. Source: Instagram

Her former stepfather is David Foster. and he was married to Linda Thompson. Linda was once married to Caitlyn Jenner (aka Bruce Jenner). Technically, she is related to her best friends Kendall Jenner and Brody Jenner through marriage.

Moving on to her educational background, she graduated from Malibu High School in 2013. There, she was captain of the varsity volleyball team as well as a competitive horseback rider. Following high school, she moved to New York City to focus on her studies and her modeling career.

She then studied criminal psychology at The New School beginning in the fall of 2013. However, she suspended her studies and instead focused on her modeling career. Additionally, she revealed in 2014 that she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, and reiterated this in 2016. It is an autoimmune disease that gradually destroys the thyroid gland.

Moreover, sheGigi is also a big fan of the Power Rangers franchise and campaigned for the role of Kimberly Hart/Pink Ranger in Power Rangers in 2017.

New Family Member Alert!

Gigi Hadid will soon be welcoming her first child with her boyfriend Zayn Malik in the coming September. Her mother, Yolanda confirmed the news that she will become a grandmother soon and expressed her delight speaking to the Dutch broadcasting station, RTL Boulevard. Yolanda also shared that she was taken aback by how the secret got out. She said:

“Still shocked our little secret got out to the press. Of course, we are so excited. I’m excited to become an oma [grandmother] in September especially after I lost my mom so recently. But this is the beauty of life, one soul leaves us and a new one comes in. We feel very blessed.”

A fan also pointed out on Twitter that her gift bags during the birthday party had “Hello Little One” written on the front, This further fueled speculation that the family was also hosting a gender reveal party. Moreover, Bella Hadid conveniently covered the front of the bags with a sunflower emoji in her post shares.

On 28 April 2020, sources revealed the gender of the baby and said that the couple would be welcoming a baby girl. However, the power couple has yet to speak publicly about their new addition but has shared it with close family and friends.

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Caption: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik cuddling on her birthday bash. Source: Instagram

Gigi Hadid – Relationship Status

Gigi Hadid has been in a romantic relationship with Zayn Malik since November 2015. The lovers broke up in March 2018 and reconciled in June 2018. Again, they split up in November 2018 only to reunite in December 2019. Zayn is a singer and songwriter born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He initially gained fame as a member of the English boyband One Direction. Zayn left the band in March 2015 and later signed a solo recording contract with RCA Records.

She previously has been in relationships with Tyler Cameron in 2019, Joe Jonas in 2015, and Cody Simpson from 2013 to 2015, and also appeared in his music video Surfboard, Nick Jonas in 2012, and Patrick Uretz in 2011. Similarly, she was once linked with Lewis Hamilton in 2015.

Timeline of Gigi and Zayn’s Relationship

Three months after breaking off his engagement to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, Zayn Malik started dating her. This comes after she also splits with Joe Jonas earlier that month. Days after the reports, people saw the new couple holding hands in their first major moment of PDA. Moreover, paps captured photo evidence that Hadid’s lock-screen on her phone was Zayn’s face but the couple continued to play coy. In a radio interview, Zayn revealed he and she are “good friends, yeah.”

Later that month, she starred in Zayn’s “PILLOWTALK” music video, and following this, the two engage in some probably intentional over-the-top flirting on Twitter. Later, Zayn confirmed that she was his girlfriend while chatting with Zach Sang & The Gang. The pair then stared in a steamy photoshoot for Vogue, where they made out all over Naples. Then for the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” Met Gala, the pair walked the red carpet as a couple, looking like a pair of wildly stylish robots.

Shortly after, some sources reported that they had broken up but in an interview with Elle in May 2016, she shuts down breakup rumors in the most subtle way and when asked if she likes a night out or a night in:

“Night in. Cook. Paint. Play with my dog. Hang out with my boyfriend. Watch movies. Just chill.”

Moreover, she and Zayn did a couple’s shoot for a gender fluidity-themed cover. However, the couple got major backlash because neither of them is gender fluid. Later, the pair spent the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha with both of their moms.

On-and-off Relationship

After reports of a split surface, the couple both confirm their breakup with painfully well-written Twitter posts. On their posts, the pair showered each other in compliments. Following the breakup, Zayn unfollowed both her and her mom Yolanda on Instagram but that didn’t last long. A month later, they were back together. TMZ caught them making out very publicly in the streets of NYC. Then in June 2018, she posted the Zigi confirmation to her Instagram Stories after attending the Oceans 8 premiere.

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Caption: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik saw together during Zayn’s birthday after their breakup. Source: Metro

Moreover, in the GQ cover story, Zayn opened up about her. Despite speculation that the two may be back together, Zayn explained why they won’t put a label on it anytime soon and said:

“I’m really thankful that I met her…We’re adults. We don’t need to put a label on it, make it something for people’s expectations. I had a very negative outlook on things [while recording my first solo album]. That might have been adolescence or testosterone or whatever the f*ck was running through my body at the time. She’s helped me to look at things from a positive angle.”

On June 28, Zayn was spotted in New York City rocking sunglasses from the capsule for Vogue Eyewear, according to Vogue. Plus, he was also wearing a Wrangler x Peter Max tee that she wore the same on June 1. Likewise, the fan-run Instagram account @exposingfakeeasszigiii posted various “confessions” about her relationship with Zayn, calling it fake and for promotion. To this, she responded after finally having enough.

On 23 August 2018, she and Zayn joined the latter’s family to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid. They spent time with Zayn’s mom, brother, and sister, and also shared some super cute pics on Instagram. She also posted a photo on her Instagram story of Zayn and his sister with the caption, “Home for Eid.” This is the second year in a row the couple has spent the holiday together. The same month, she wore a “Zayn” necklace out and about with her bae.

2019 and Beyond

However, in January 2019, the pair officially called it quits though earlier reports said that the couple was just spending some time apart. Although she tried to make things work, Zayn had “a lot of his issues that she couldn’t help him get through.”

But the same month, paps spotted her leaving Zayn’s New York City apartment in the wee hours of the morning. This sparked rumors that the pair might be back together after breaking up earlier that month. To make things more confusing, Zayn randomly tweeted his love for her and wrote, “@GiGiHadid love you”.

In December 2019, she dropped a major hint that Zigi is probably together. She posted a photo of her cooking on Sunday afternoon. She tagged Zayn’s mom and mentioned using one of her recipes:

“Sunday in the kitchen: about to marinate the chicken for one of my favorites!!! @mammamalik’s Chicken Curry Pasta Salad. Hopefully, she’ll share the recipe with the world one day”.

After months of speculation, Hadid confirmed that the pair is back together. She shared a photo on her Instagram story showing off her bedside table that featured a photo of the pair cuddling. This came a month after people spotted them in NYC twice in one weekend. They celebrated the birthdays of both her mom and Zayn.

Since then, the lovers have been together. They were each other’s Valentine in 2020 and they are even spending time together during the quarantine and global pandemic.

Quarantining Together

It looks like the power couple is socially distancing together right now during the coronavirus pandemic. Gigi Hadid posted photographs from her 25th birthday celebration on Instagram and wrote that she was happy to spend it with her “quarantine family”, which also includes Zayn.

The photo she shared includes her lover and her sister Bella. They’re holding up some birthday balloons. The three seem to be getting along very well despite probably staying together 24/7 for the past few weeks. In another set of pictures, we see more of the celebration, including a shot of Zayn embracing his girl most sweetly.

The last time the lovers broke up was in January last year, with a source telling E! that “both had been focused on themselves and their separate careers”. It seems like, after a rocky few months, the pair is going strong again and enjoying their time in quarantine together.

Gigi Hadid – Professional Life

Gigi Hadid is a fashion model and an actress. She began her modeling career at 2 years old. Paul Marciano, of Guess, discovered her and hence she started with Baby Guess. However, she stopped concentrating in school and eventually got back, continuing to work with Marciano after completing school.

Moreover, she made her acting debut in 201 with the short film Virgin Eyes as the character Andrea. She is also most popular as a “Sports Illustrated” model and her recurring role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from 2012 to 2016. Then in November 2014, she made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Also, in 2016, the British Fashion Council named her the International Model of the Year.

Additionally, she has also shot three campaigns with Guess as an adult. After moving to New York City and signing with IMG Models in 2013, she made her New York Fashion Week debut in February 2014. There, she walked for Desigual’s show. In the same month. she also got her break in high fashion on the cover of CR Fashion Book magazine.

Similarly, on 15 July 2014, she starred alongside actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford’s Eyewear autumn/winter campaign. She then co-hosted the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards event held in New York City on 5 September 2014.

She also starred in campaigns for Tom Ford F/W 2014, Tom Ford Velvet Orchard Fragrance, and Tom Ford Beauty 2014. Further, she appeared on the cover of Galore magazine and Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book in 2014. Moreover, she and her sister Bella started the Spring/Summer campaign season together. They starred alongside one another in both that season’s Fendi and Moschino campaigns.

After 2015

She then starred as the face of the S/S 2017 campaign for Max Mara accessories, Stuart Weitzman, and DSQUARED2. They presented the second Tommy Hilfiger and her ready-to-wear collection in February 2017 for the Spring season.

Moreover, she was the photographer of the Versus (Versace) Spring Summer 2017 campaign featuring singer Zayn Malik and model Adwoah Aboah. As a photographer, she also photographed a special summer edition of V Magazine titled She Journal featuring Polaroids of fashion industry colleagues, celebrities, and close friends.

She has been featured on four March 2017 Vogue covers in the United States, Britain, China, and the inaugural Arabia edition. She also appeared on the covers for the CR Fashion Book (Spring/Summer 2017), Jolie (April 2017), and The Daily (Spring 2017). She was then featured on the May 2017 covers for the Netherlands editions of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. She appeared on the June/July 2017 cover of US Harper’s Bazaar too.

Additionally, she has also starred in editorials for Vogue US in April 201 and for LOVE Magazine in Spring/Summer 2017. During Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion Month in New York, Milan, and Paris, she opened the shows for Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Versus (Versace), Alberta Ferretti, Missoni, H&M, and Balmain. She also closed the shows for Isabel Marant, Moschino, Max Mara, and Anna Sui in these events.

The Daily Front Row’s third annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards honored her for the Best Design Debut for her collection with Tommy Hilfiger. In addition to this, she received the title of the face of Guess in 2012.

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Caption: Gigi walking the closing show for Chanel in March 2020. Source: Instagram

Gigi Hadid – Net Worth 2024

Moving on, Gigi’s net worth estimation is around $29 million. The supermodel is one of the highest-paid models in the world and is one of the richest in her age bracket.

Brand Endorsements

She is a popular model and certainly does a lot of brand endorsements. Gigi Hadid has walked the runway for Guess, Tom Ford Beauty, and numerous more brands. On December 17, 2015, Gigi was designated Tommy Hilfiger’s worldwide brand ambassador. For the first time, she had become a fashion designer.

Assault and Controversy

Media personality, Vitalii Sediuk, assaulted Gigi Hadid in 2016. Regarding this event, people praised her for how she defended herself from him. Later in January 2017, after Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban”, she and her sister Bella protested among others in New York City. Similarly, she attempted to travel to China in 2017. This was to participate in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. However, she could not do so since her visa was revoked for perceived “racism” towards Buddha.

Body Measurements

She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 58 kg. Moreover, she wears shoe sizes 38.5 (EU), 5.5 (UK), or 8 (US) and her chest-waist-hip measurements are 35-25-35 inches respectively. She has hazel green eyes and blond hair color.

Social Media

Talking about the model’s social media, she joined Twitter in July 2010 and so far has 9.2 million followers. Similarly, on her Instagram account, she has 56.4 million followers and 3102 post shares as of August 2020. She also has a Facebook page with 4.3 million followers.