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Gigi Hadid Shares Rare New Photos of Khai to Mark Her 3rd Birthday

Gigi Hadid gave a very special look inside her life with her and ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik’s daughter Khai for Khai’s third birthday. The 28-year-old model shared a carousel of photos from throughout Khai’s life, including recent shots of her Frozen-themed birthday party.

“Have been celebrating our THREE YR OLD this week 🌞🌈⚡️🌻 & just so honored to get to be her mama, to get to see life through her !!!!” Hadid wrote. “Happy Birthday to my sweetest, smartest, spunkiest bestie !!!!!!!! 💓 DREAM KID / love of my life🦄🦄🦄”

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Hadid recently spoke about how she spends her time in New York with Khai during a W interview. “We get ready together,” Hadid said. “She watches me do my thing. She’ll brush her teeth with me, and now she’s wanting to put moisturizer on, which is so cute.”

Play dates, park time, and occasional visits to slime museum The Sloomoo Institute are all part of the two’s day-to-day in New York City, the magazine wrote.

“She really makes me laugh,” Hadid said of Khai. “We crack up and dance all day and talk a lot. She’s almost 3, and she is a genius, if I do say so myself.”

Malik also spoke about Khai this summer. The singer listed off the personality traits they share during his Call Her Daddy interview. “I think she’s funny. Like, she’s a bit of a cheeky one,” he said. “Yeah, she likes to have a bit of a joke and stuff and laugh a lot. She’s chill though, but she loves reading as well, which is something I think she definitely took from me. She just has an affinity for words, like she remembers everything.”

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Alyssa Bailey is the senior 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.