Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are about to have a coronial baby, and so are Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic, besides international celebrities like supermodel Gigi Hadid as well as rapper Nicki Minaj.
Before you jump to conclusions, this is not a new medical condition among pregnant women. Rather, ‘Coronial’ is a term that has been coined to describe babies born in the coronavirus times, in the wake of pandemic-induced lockdown and isolation.
According to urbandictionary.com, the 2020 pandemic forced isolation on the global population, which in turn catalysed what is known as the “COVID Thirst”. The ensuing increase in birth rate is giving birth to a generation known as the Coronials.
Indian netizens were introduced to this informal word when Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan announced on Wednesday that they were expecting their second child as a couple.
“We are very pleased to announce that we are expecting an addition to our family !! Thank you to all our well wishers for all their love and support. –Saif and Kareena,” said the announcement issued on Wednesday afternoon by the star couple through their office.
The couple has a son, Taimur, who was born on December 20, 2016.
Meanwhile, recently India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic have been blessed with a baby boy, the 26-year-old announced via his social media handle.
His Twitter post read: “We are blessed with our baby boy.” It was posted with the picture of the baby’s hand. The delivery happened in Vadodara.
The duo had earlier announced in May that they were expecting a third member in their family. Fast forward a couple of months and they shared the good news with their fans and followers on social media, with the photo of their newly-born child.