Gigi Hadid is celebrating her first Mother’s Day! On Sunday, the model shared a sweet message along with rare photos of her and Zayn Malik’s baby daughter, Khai, to commemorate the occasion. Gigi called Khai her “best friend, purpose muse, greatest pride & joy!” She wrote on Instagram, “I feel so lucky and inspired bein your mama, my Khai !! An old soul full of sunshine, you light up everyone’s days! Thank you ð§¡ thank you ð thank you ð .”
Gigi and Zayn announced Khai’s arrival back in September 2020, after natural home delivery. They’ve kept their family life pretty private since her birth, rarely showing photos and obscuring the baby’s face in most photos. However, the pictures Gigi shared on Mother’s Day give a sweet glimpse into their life on the Hadid family farm. Check them out, ahead.
Dax Shepard’s Mother Day’s message for Kristen Bell is stripped-down and real; emphasis on the stripped-down. On Sunday, the Armchair Expert host celebrated his wife with an Instagram note that warmed our hearts – and revealed Kristen’s backyard yoga attire, or lack thereof. (We see those compression socks, though!)
“Mom’ing has changed since I was a kid . . . and I’m here for it,” Dax captioned a photo of Kristen doing naked stretches at home. “Look at this specimen: kind, patient, nurturing, hilarious, Uber talented, generous, hard AND soft. My girls and I hit the MegaMom Lottery in spectacular fashion. We are so grateful and so in love with you.”
Dax and Kristen have been together for over a decade, and married for seven years. They have two daughters together – Lincoln, 8, and Delta, 6 – and are transparent about the highs and lows of their relationship. “We don’t want anyone to think we met and it’s been easy,” Dax explained in a recent interview. “Because if that’s someone’s expectation of a relationship, and certainly marriage, it’s a bad expectation to have.” A relationship like Dax and Kristen’s requires work, and we love to see them supporting each other every step of the way.
Michelle Obama says Black parents in America have fear in their hearts. After Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, the former first lady sat down with CBS‘s Gayle King to talk about her feelings following the verdict and the worry she feels for her own daughters, Malia and Sasha, today. “We can’t sort of say, ‘Great, that happened, let’s move on,'” Michelle explained. “I know that people in the Black community don’t feel that way, because many of us still live in fear as we go to the grocery store or worry about walking our dogs or allowing our children to get a license.”
She noted that this fear extends to parenting 22-year-old Malia and 19-year-old Sasha. “They’re driving, but every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them: The fact that they are good students and polite girls, but maybe they’re playing their music a little loud. Maybe somebody sees the back of their head and makes an assumption,” she continued. “The innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts. So I think we have to talk about it more and we have to ask our fellow citizens to listen a bit more and to believe us and to know that we don’t want to be out there marching.”
Her sentiments are an extension of a similar message she shared last June, shortly after George Floyd’s death. “Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with,” she wrote on Instagram. “But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.” Watch her full CBS This Morning interview, above.
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Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling are parents! On May 2, Caspar announced, “mom and baby are both happy and healthy,” on Instagram after the couple welcomed their first child into the world. This exciting news comes just less than two months after Ellie revealed her pregnancy in February.
Ellie and Caspar married in September 2019. Around the same time they were celebrating their first anniversary, Ellie realized she was pregnant. “It was crazy because it was our one-year anniversary. That was not the plan. The thought of getting pregnant didn’t seem like it could be a reality. Becoming pregnant kind of made me feel human. I want a better word than womanly, [but] – I have curves I’ve never had before. I’m enjoying it. My husband’s enjoying it.” Ellie leaned on the support of her friends like Princess Eugenie and Katy Perry, who gave her “excellent advice” while she was expecting. We wish Caspar and Ellie all the best as they celebrate their new addition!
Halle Berry and her beau, singer and record producer Van Hunt, turned heads as they made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25. The X-Men actress has been gushing about their romance via Instagram since September 2020, but for those who aren’t familiar with the funk and rock singer-songwriter, Van is a bit of a mystery. Get to know all the cool things about Van – like the fact he’s BFFs with Randy Jackson but has never watched an episode of American Idol – ahead!