The supermodel put up a carousel post that included several adorable photos of Khai with Gigi, Bella, and other family members. In each photo that the one-year-old was in, Bella put an angel emoji over her face to keep the baby’s privacy.
Bella captioned the sweet post, “Happy Birthday to the greatest gift our family has ever been blessed with…. I didn’t know my heart could grow this big!!!!You make me smile when I’m sad and make me cry of happiness just because ur alive. I can’t wait to watch you grow into the most perfect specimen of all @gigihadid @zayn thank you for my forever best friend ❤️🔥. The comment section was flooded with followers all saying how cute the post is and wishing Khai a happy birthday.
In addition to Bella’s post, the models’ mom Yolanda Hadid also wished her granddaughter a happy birthday on Instagram over the weekend. Khai’s face was once again protected in the pictures. Yolanda captioned her post saying, “Happy first birthday to our Angel Khai….No words can express how much love and joy you have brought into our lives in just one year…I had to grow a whole other heart to absorb it all, you are such a magical little being that brings us smiles and blessings everyday. Thank you to your incredible mamma @gigihadid and bubba @zayn for the greatest gift of life!!”
Gigi has been candid about why she doesn’t want Khai’s face shown on social media. Back in July, the model posted a letter to photographers who take pictures of children. “I know the laws change State to State, and I‘ve seen some paparazzi photos of kids in NYC with their faces blurred- but, from asking around, I believe that that comes down to the integrity of the photographer, publication, or fans sharing the images,” Hadid wrote.
The thoughtful letter continued from there.