Zayn Malik is set to capitalise on the birth of his baby daughter, just hours after her birth.
The singer, 27, is dropping his new single Better at 5am on Friday morning – just over 24 hours after announcing the birth of his and girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s little girl.
The former One Direction star announced the exciting news of his and Gigi’s little bundle of joy’s arrival on social media in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Taking to Twitter, the new father wrote: “Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful. To try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task.
“The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x”
In the black and white photo, Zayn’s heavily tattooed hand is seen holding his daughter’s tiny fingers, in a first look at the newborn baby.
And just 12 hours after the announcement of his daughter’s birth, Zayn posted a link to the video premiere of his new single on his Instagram Story.
The link takes fans to a count down page where they can view his new track at 5am Friday morning.
Back in April, on her 25th birthday, Gigi sent social media into a frenzy when she hinted that she was an expectant mother.
The model’s adorable birthday bash was rumoured to have doubled as a gender reveal party.
Gigi marked her birthday in lockdown on her family’s Pennsylvania farm where she and her beau Zayn enjoyed some downtime away from the hustle and bustle of New York where they reside together.
In recent weeks, the pair have since returned to New York City after enjoying the rural setting of the Pennsylvanian bolthole.
The expectant mother recently opened up on Instagram about why she and Zayn chose to keep their pregnancy private since announcing it publicly in April.
Gigi explained that in light of the current coronavirus pandemic, she felt that her pregnancy didn’t match up to the importance of other things going on around the world.
The star penned: “I’m so grateful for the positive comments and the questions, and wanting to know we’re all good and safe.
“Everything going is great and I love you guys. I do appreciate those positive comments. A lot of people are confused by why I am not sharing more but I am pregnant through a pandemic.
“Obviously my pregnancy is not the most important thing going on in the world. That’s the reason I’ve felt it’s not something I need to share, apart from with my family and friends.”
She continued: “Obviously a lot of people have lost lives due to coronavirus – that was in the beginning of quarantine and it’s still happening.
“And then we moved into the re-emergence of the BLM movement and I thought that our presence on social media should be used for that.”
Gigi and Zayn got back together in December 2019 following their split in 2018 after a string of arguments and conflicting work schedules drove them apart.
They began dating in 2016 and Gigi was even asked to star in Zayn’s Pillow Talk music video.
The lovebirds dated for two years before splitting twice in 2018, then reconciled and haven’t looked back since.