Supermodel Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, former member of boy band One Direction, are reportedly having a baby.
This unborn celebrity baby has the internet in shambles. Two members of One Direction have had children, but none of it came close to the buzz surrounding the surprise baby announcement of One Direction’s most talented singer. (This is a fact.)
The power ZiGi Jr. holds is astounding.
But most importantly, we should remember desi girls around the world during this time, the original stans of Zayn Malik. For years we have followed Zayn, from his family home in Bradford, England, to the new journey of fatherhood he is about to embark on. In a way, this is the end of our childhood.
I know Ramadan is all about remembering God — and I do! I’ve been praying and reading the Quran all the time! — but as my poor, unsuspecting family sat around the table to break our fast, I couldn’t stop myself from discussing the ZiGi baby theories. Was the picture Gigi posted with Zayn at her Pennsylvania farm secretly a gender reveal party? Did Gigi’s mother, Yolanda, hint at her daughter's pregnancy on her Instagram account?
My mom suggested Gigi get married to Zayn, as 25 is the perfect age to become a wife. My brother has long since learned to tune me out. I think my dad turned on Bloomberg (the TV channel).
How can I put such profound, earth-shattering news into one article? How can I sum up every emotion I’m feeling in a mere 700 words? How can my life ever continue on in the same way, knowing a human being with Gigi and Zayn’s genes is going to exist soon?
The gravity of this situation can only be explained by delving into my past — specifically, the sixth grade.
Not to brag, but I liked One Direction before it was cool in America. I remember the Friday night in 2011 clearly, when my friends and I were sitting in our usual corner of the mosque’s weekly Islamic school class.