Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are expecting their first child together in the fall

By Melody Chiu
May 06, 2020 08:30 AM
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Gigi Hadid's pregnancy may not have been planned, but it was a happy surprise for the supermodel and her singer beau Zayn Malik.

Hadid — who's due in September — confirmed last week to Jimmy Fallon that she and Malik are expecting their first child together.

Sources close to the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively the stars are "thrilled" about the baby and their next chapter together.

"They've been through their ups and downs, but neither stopped caring about the other," says a fashion world source. "They've jumped on the timing of having a baby and are preparing for their new lives."

Both Hadid, 25, and Malik, 27, come from large families, and a Hadid insider says the model has always dreamed of having multiple children.

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"Gigi is young but always said she wants several kids," says the insider. "She's sensitive and nurturing and will be a great mom."

The couple have been social distancing with her family at mom Yolanda Hadid's Pennsylvania farm amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the slower pace of life has been an unexpected bonus for Hadid.

"Especially during this time, it's a nice silver lining to be able to be home and be together and really experience it day by day," she told Fallon about her pregnancy.

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And as they prepare for parenthood, both stars have the full support of their families.

"I'm excited to become an oma in September, especially after I lost my mom so recently," Yolanda recently told RTL Boulevard. "But this is the beauty of life: One soul leaves us and a new one comes in. We feel very blessed."

For all the details on Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's happy baby news, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.