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Zayn Malik Celebrates 'Amazing' Daughter Khai's Third Birthday: 'Couldn't Live Without You'

The pop star welcomed daughter Khai with his ex, supermodel Gigi Hadid, in September 2020

<p>Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images; Zayn Malik Instagram</p> Zayn Malik

Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images; Zayn Malik Instagram

Zayn Malik's sweet celebrations for his daughter Khai's third birthday

Zayn Malik is a very proud dad!

On Thursday, the former One Direction singer, 30, penned a sweet birthday tribute to his daughter Khai to celebrate her third birthday. Sharing a collage of photos from her celebrations on Instagram, Malik described his daughter as “the most amazing soul I’ve ever known.”

“Happy birthday to my everything, you are the most amazing soul I’ve ever known,” the singer began. “Every day I get with you is a blessing that I cherish beyond words.”

“3 already!! Where has that time gone?” he continued. “My beautiful little girl, I couldn’t live without you, thank you for all the love you bring to my life. ♥️.”

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<p>Gigi Hadid Instagram </p> Zayn Malik shares Khai with his ex, Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid Instagram

Zayn Malik shares Khai with his ex, Gigi Hadid

In the post, Malik shared snaps of Khai’s Frozen-themed birthday cake from Carlo's Bakery, as well as an elaborate Skittles-themed rainbow cake. He also held his little girl as she blew out her candles and affectionately placed his head on her head as she played with a mini stereo.

Malik’s former One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson wrote under the post, “Happy birthday Khai!!”

A fan also commented: “The best dad in the game,” while a second said, “Happiest of birthdays to this little angel🫶🏽💕🤗🥹.”

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Malik shares Khai with his ex Gigi Hadid. The pair began dating in 2015 before splitting in October 2021.

On Wednesday, Hadid, 28, posted her own tribute to Khai for her special day, calling her daughter the "love of my life."

“Have been celebrating our THREE YR OLD this week 🌞🌈⚡️🌻 & just so honored to get to be her mama, to get to see life through her !!!! Happy Birthday to my sweetest, smartest, spunkiest bestie !!!!!!!! 💓 DREAM KID / love of my life🦄🦄🦄,” the supermodel wrote in the caption for a carousel of images.

Included in the series of snaps were shots of Hadid and Khai through the years, what appeared to be a birthday breakfast for the little girl and the same fun Frozen-themed cake that Malik included in his Thursday post.

“Greatest gift of all,” Khai’s grandmother Yolanda Hadid sweetly commented on the post

Zayn Malik Instagram Baby Khai was born in September 2020
Zayn Malik Instagram Baby Khai was born in September 2020

Hadid recently opened up about co-parenting with the “Still Got Time” singer. “I think when you are a parent, you have to be intentional because, now, I literally have half the time,” the model told  NET-A-PORTER'S digital title PORTER earlier this month.

"I work when my daughter is with her dad, and that’s the time I have."

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