How Gigi Hadid Describes Her Approach to Co-Parenting With Zayn Malik

Gigi Hadid has provided insight into her co-parenting arrangement with Zayn Malik, detailing how she manages the balance between work and motherhood while sharing custody of their 3-year-old daughter, Khai.

Gigi Hadid is sharing candid thoughts on the beauty of co-parenting.

The model, who shares a 3-year-old daughter named Khai with her former boyfriend, Zayn Malik, recently discussed her approach to sharing parenting responsibilities with the former One Direction member.

“I think when you are a parent, you have to be intentional because, now, I literally have half the time,” Gigi told NET-A-PORTER in an interview published on September 4th. “I work when my daughter is with her dad, and that’s the time I have.”

She also mentioned how becoming a parent has prompted her to reconsider her work schedule and the types of jobs she takes on.

“The jobs I choose to fill that time with have to be ones that are fulfilling to me,” Gigi continued. “I will literally fit in as many jobs as I can on those days. I’m sometimes a crazy person, but if it means a lot to me, then I do it.”

At times, the 28-year-old even combines her roles, such as having Khai model for Gigi’s brand, Guest in Residence’s upcoming kids’ collection.

“Khai and her best friend are our fit models,” she explained to the outlet. “They come into the office, Khai tries on one dress, and then she’s like, ‘Do you want to go to the donut store?’”

This isn’t the first time Gigi has opened up about co-parenting. In a March interview with The Sunday Times, she noted that having Khai spend time with both parents “makes me very happy.”

Regarding advice for other parents in similar situations, she emphasized, “Just keeping the importance of the child’s happiness at the forefront. You have a long life alongside this person.”

Zayn appears to share a similar perspective, confirming that they have 50/50 custody and mentioning their “really good” bond.

“I’m super full-on, hands-on with my child every chance I can be,” the singer explained on the Call Her Daddy podcast in July. “If I could get 60 percent, I would have it.”

For a glimpse of some adorable photos Gigi and Zayn have shared of Khai over the years, keep scrolling.