Gigi Hadid gets candid about motherhood in an upcoming interview on NBC News Sunday Today. During the tease of that interview, Hadid calls her daughter a ‘genius’ who quite possibly entered the “terrible twos” stage on a mission. However, when asked if Khai’s mobile, Hadid couldn’t help but reveal just how mobile she is right now.
The model shared, “[She is] so mobile, from so early in the morning. Jumping off things. Very brave, which is great but, you know. We’re practising doing dangerous things carefully. That’s what I’m gonna go for.” Hadid gushed about her little one while revealing how she’s growing up so fast since Hadid welcomed Khai in September 2020. Hadid says, “I think she’s a genius.”
Gigi continues, “But I think that’s what everyone says about their kid. It’s so much fun. The more that she talks, understands, and remembers, it just gets more and more fun. And she’s a blessing.” Gigi Hadid and her ex-boyfriend, Zayn Malik, welcomed their daughter, Khai in September 2020. While they are not together now, the ex-couple is co-parenting.
She opened up about the experience for the March 2021 issue of Vogue, whose cover featured the model just 10 weeks after she gave birth in September. She told the fashion magazine that she originally planned to give birth at a New York City hospital, but changed her mind after she and Malik watched the 2008 documentary The Business of Being Born, which provided a critical lens into the American health care system and its use of medicines and interventions during childbirth.
A big factor was also COVID restrictions, which would have meant her mother, Yolanda Hadid, and her sister, Bella Hadid, could not be present for Khai’s birth. Hadid also chose not to get an epidural. “I had to dig deep,” she said of the pain she experienced. “I knew it was going to be the craziest pain in my life, but you have to surrender to it and be like, ‘This is what it is.’ I loved that.”