Gigi Hadid addressed questions about her pregnancy and her decision to keep it largely private during her Instagram Live this afternoon, while promoting her new V Magazine Gigi Journal Part II issue. She also gave viewers a glimpse of her pregnant stomach for the first time, addressing fan commentary that she was able to "hide" her pregnancy during her last Instagram Lives. (Hadid is due in September with her and Zayn Malik's first baby.)
"I'm so grateful for the positive comments and the questions and wanting just to know that we're all good and safe and everything's going great and I love you guys," she started. "I do appreciate those positive comments."
"Obviously I think a lot of people are confused why I'm not sharing more but like, I'm pregnant through a pandemic, like obviously my pregnancy is not the most important thing going on in the world," she continued. "That's a reason that I felt that it's not really something that I need to share apart from with my family and friends. Obviously a lot of people have lost lives due to coronavirus that was in the beginning of quarantine and still happening. And then we moved obviously into the reemergence of the BLM [Black Lives Matter] movement, and I thought that our presence on social media should be used for that."
"I have been taking a lot of pictures of my bump and sending it to friends and family and it's been very cute and exciting and I'm trying to document it well because I've heard a lot of people say obviously make sure you don't miss it," she said. "And I will be sharing stuff like that in the future. I just am not rushed to do it, and I feel like right now I just want to experience it, and I write in my journal a lot, and I just don't want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and like worry about having to like look cute or post something and like so, a lot of questions were about that and I just wanted to do that."
She then addressed her maternity style, giving a shoutout to Holiday The Label .
"Pregnancy, like all I want to wear is like loose stuff. This is okay, this is not sponsored, the Holiday, Holiday the brand sent me these I don't even know what it's made of, some linen kind of vibe like a few sets and it's all I want to wear...I can wear like the drawstring pants like below my belly like these are open so they're not so tight and it's so f*cking hot and sweaty," she said.
"But anyway, people are like oh you didn't look pregnant in your jumpsuit on last [Instagram] live," Hadid said. "That's because this way I'm going to look normally how I look in this. The reason I said that it's a different story is that, okay, there's my belly, y'all. Like it's there. It's just that from the front, it's different, you know what I mean?"
You can see her share the glimpse in the video below:
Gigi Hadid explains she’s keeping her pregnancy private for now and shares a little look at her bump: “There’s my belly, y’all. Like it’s there.” pic.twitter.com/kV6dmiJYcbJuly 15, 2020
She also teased that she will eventually share content with her fans from her time expecting her first child. "I just like taking my time with sharing my pregnancy and you guys will see it when you see it," she said. "I'm getting cute stuff."
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.
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