Supermodel Gigi Hadid has provided a glimpse into her approach to co-parenting her three-year-old daughter, Khai, with former boyfriend Zayn Malik. In a recent interview with NET-A-PORTER, Gigi candidly discussed how she manages her time between work and motherhood, emphasizing the importance of intentionality when you’re a parent.
Gigi shared, “I think when you are a parent, you have to be intentional because, now, I literally have half the time. I work when my daughter is with her dad, and that’s the time I have.” This deliberate scheduling allows her to balance her career with her responsibilities as a mother.
The arrival of Khai prompted Gigi to reevaluate her work commitments and prioritize jobs that truly fulfill her. She added, “And the jobs I choose to fill that time with have to be ones that are fulfilling to me. I will literally fit in as many jobs as I can on those days. I’m sometimes a crazy person, but if it means a lot to me, then I do it.”
Interestingly, Gigi often finds creative ways to merge her work and motherhood, such as having Khai model for her brand Guest in Residence’s upcoming kids’ collection. Gigi humorously shared, “Khai and her best friend are our fit models. They come into the office, Khai tries on one dress and then she’s like, ‘Do you want to go to the donut store?'” These moments of blending family life with her career are a testament to her commitment to making it work.
This isn’t the first time Gigi has opened up about her co-parenting journey. In a March interview with The Sunday Times, she expressed how happy it makes her to see Khai spending time with both parents. Her advice to others in similar situations is simple but profound: “Just keeping the importance of the child’s happiness at the forefront. You have a long life alongside this person.”
It’s evident that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik share a harmonious co-parenting relationship. Zayn has confirmed that they have 50/50 custody and has spoken about their strong bond. On the Call Her Daddy podcast in July, he said, “I’m super full-on, hands-on with my child every chance I can be. If I could get 60 percent, I would have it.”
As Gigi and Zayn navigate the world of co-parenting in the public eye, their commitment to prioritizing Khai’s happiness remains unwavering. Their journey serves as an inspiration for many other parents facing similar challenges.
For heartwarming glimpses of Khai’s life and the beautiful moments shared by Gigi and Zayn, be sure to check out the adorable photos they’ve shared over the years.