The former One Direction member was born and raised by his British Pakistani father Yaser and his English and Irish mother Trisha, while the supermodel is the eldest daughter of Palestinian real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and Dutch model Yolanda Hadid. Considering her and her boyfriend's multiethnic heritages, Hadid reflected about the conversations she wants to have with their daughter, whom she gave birth to last September, about how to be "a bridge for her different ethnicities," which frequently came up in her own childhood.
"[Zayn and I] think about it and talk about it a lot as partners and it’s something that’s really important to us, but it’s also something that we first experienced ourselves," she said in the new interview published Monday. "Because both of our parents are their own heritage. We are that first generation of those mixed races, and then that comes with that first generational experience of being like, 'Oh damn, I’m the bridge!' That’s not something that my parents experienced or that they can really help me through. It’s something I’ve always thought about my whole life."