The model — who became a first time mom last September — was showered with love on her special day from her friends and family who gushed at her ‘extraordinary’ presence in their lives.
Yolanda called Gigi a ‘sweet angel’ and Bella remarked, ‘thank you for being born,’ as they shared throwback snaps with the renowned cover girl over the years.
Showered with love: Gigi Hadid receives glowing tributes from her mom Yolanda and sister Bella Hadid on her 26th birthday
Motherly love: The Dutch model called Gigi her ‘sweet angel’ before thanking her for making her a grandmother
The Palestinian-Dutch stunner’s mom shared a carousel of images of her model protege over the years, and additionally thanked Gigi for making her a grandmother.
‘Happy birthday to you my sweet Angel….. I have always been so very proud of the young woman you grew up to be every step of your life time but watching you give birth and become a mother yourself has given ‘Proud’ a whole other meaning….
‘You are extraordinary!!! Thank you for giving me this greatest gift, I wasn’t sure how to get by without my mamma but loving Khai awoke a part in my heart I never knew existed,’ she wrote.
And Bella continued to lay on the love as she wrote ‘it’s my besties bday,’ before sharing snippets of their close sister bond. She later was seen dropping off a colorful bouquet of flowers.
Proud mom: ‘I have always been so very proud of the young woman you grew up to be every step of your life time’ Yolanda wrote
‘Bestie’: Her model sister Bella also laid on the love as she shared a carousel of images to ring in her ‘besties’ birthday
‘Thank you’: Her younger sister thanked her for ‘being born,’ as she re-posted a few throwback snaps from their younger years
Protector: Gigi was seen cradling her younger sister after she was born as Bella thanked her for ‘protecting’ her since the womb
Flower power: And partner Zayn Malik surprised her with a stunning bouquet of flowers that took her breath away as she marveled ‘WOW’
Full hands: Bella showed up to her sister’s neighboring condo with a stunning bouquet
Happy colors: The model wore white pants as she brought a bouquet that was sure to make Gigi smile
‘Shining light’: Anwar called his sister a ‘shining light’ in his life
National holiday: Her brother Anwar’s girlfriend Dua Lipa was quick to celebrate ‘national @gigihadid day,’ writing ‘Happy birthday sweet thing!!!!!’
‘Thank you for being born because technically I wouldn’t be alive if you weren’t born so yes, thank you,’ Bella humorously wrote. And she thanked her eldest sister for ‘protecting her since the womb’ in a childhood snap.
And partner Zayn Malik surprised her with a stunning bouquet of flowers that took her breath away as she marveled ‘WOW.’
Her billionaire father Mohamed also wrote about his love for his daughter. ‘The sweetest baby you are and you made me a sweet baby Khai. Love you my child. And a very happy birthday.’
The real estate developer caused a stir when he called his daughter ‘self made’ despite his insurmountable wealth and her mother’s Real Housewives platform which helped launch her to the top.
‘Self made’: The real estate mogul caused a stir when he called his daughter ‘self made’ despite his insurmountable wealth and her mother’s Real Housewives platform which helped launch her to the top
Beautiful words: Hailey Bieber called Gigi the ‘most beautiful’ in her tribute
‘Self made…never took a single Dollar from her parents,’ Mohamed wrote when asked to share ’20 things’ that were unknown about Gigi.
But people were quick to hit back that it seemed many aspects of her life were funded in part by her wealthy family including her first apartment in NYC, the move-in and decorating process being documented on her mom’s hit Bravo show.It was listed in 2015 for $1.45M.
Having moved upwards and onwards with regards to her digs amid her successful modeling career, a bevy of birthday deliveries were seen making their way to her door.
Special delivery: A cake from Magnolia Bakery was seen delivered to the model’s NYC condo
Balloons: A hefty bunch of balloons that read ’26’ along with others were seen being ushered into her Soho space
Stylish stroll: Bella made her way out of a Porsche with a custom bouquet
Something special: Bella rocked all white with a leather jacket and black boots as she picked out a gift for her sister
Tall order: She was sent an overwhelming about of balloons as a delivery man struggled to fit three large bundles through the doors of the condo
A special birthday cake from the famed Magnolia Bakery was seen arriving ahead of a large bundle of balloons that read ’26.’
Her brother Anwar also penned a social media tribute, writing that Gigi was a ‘shining light’ in his life as he thanked her for being his sister.
And his girlfriend Dua Lipa was quick to celebrate ‘national @gigihadid day,’ writing ‘Happy birthday sweet thing!!!!!’
Fashion vets Donatella Versace and Irina Shayk also wished Gigi a happy birthday. ‘Gigi, not many people can be superwoman, supermodel AND supermom, but you simply run the show doing all three. I hope @zayn and baby Khai are spoiling you today!! Happy Birthday, I love you so much,’ the Italian designer wrote.
Early wishes: Her Maybelline family sent her Sprinkles cupcakes a couple days early to start the festivities off strong
‘Oma’: Yolanda will be referred to as Oma by Khai as Gigi and Zayn opted to bring their heritages into nicknames for relatives
Coos: The former Real Housewife was seen removing her face mask to coo at her granddaughter
And mom Yolanda proved the ultimate gift was allowing Gigi some alone time with Zayn as she stepped out with Khai in a stroller.
Earlier in the week her Maybelline family sent her mylar balloons that spelled out her name and Sprinkles cupcakes as she started the festivities early.
Last year on Gigi’s birthday she celebrated at her mom’s Pennsylvania farm with the Hadid clan and partner Zayn Malik.
She was treated to a custom everything bagel cake from ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro — later revealing to Jimmy Fallon that bagels were her biggest pregnancy craving once news she was expecting was out of the bag.
Bagel cake: Last year she was treated to a custom everything bagel cake from ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro — later revealing to Jimmy Fallon that bagels were her biggest pregnancy craving once news she was expecting was out of the bag