The internet was taken by storm when American supermodel Gigi Hadid announced that she’s pregnant with former One Direction member Zayn Malik’s child. Now there have been many speculations about what will Zayn and Gigi name their baby. Reportedly Zayn and Gigi are discussing names and might go the same way as Gigi got her name from her mother.
Fans of Gigi Hadid might know that this isn’t her real name, but instead, a nickname that was given to her by her mother. Her real name is Jelena Noura Hadid. Zayn is taking good care of Gigi Hadid but yet there’s no confirmation if the two will be getting married or not. Back in 2015, Gigi revealed how her name was passed down to her by her mother.
In 2015, in an interview with Vogue, Gigi Hadid revealed the story behind her name. She stated – “My mom was called that as a kid by her mother when she was younger, but only around the house. I was called that around the house when I was really young”.
Gigi Hadid further added: “In first or second grade, there was a girl named Helena and it got confusing with the teacher who had to call out our names. So the teacher asked my mom, ‘If I needed to call Jelena a nickname, what would it be?’ And my mom was like, ‘I call her Gigi sometimes,’ and the name stuck”.
She was known by the name of Gigi Hadid in high school and of course by the same name the fans around the world know her now.
For the unversed, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have been in an on and off relationship since 2015. While the duo was on a patch-up break-up spree, it looks the two may finally get married soon.