Supermodel Shanina Shaik revealed in May that she was expecting her first child with her partner Matthew Adesuyan. Today, Shanina announced the arrival of her little one!

Shanina welcomed a son, news she has previously announced in July, but did not reveal when he was born. The couple, who has been together since 2020, chose to name their son Zai Adesuyan. Zai is an Arabic name that means “prosperous” and “fortunate.”

The former Victoria’s Secret model shared that she and Matthew “are so in love.” She briefly opened up about her new role as a mom with a promise to share more about her experience soon. “I have taken this time to adjust to my baby’s schedule and to understand the role of being a mother. Bringing life into this world is a beautiful challenge. I would be happy to share my experience soon.”

When Shanina announced she was having a boy, she opened up with E! News about becoming a mom to a baby boy. “Matthew and I are so excited to know we are having a boy!! We both wanted to have a boy and our dreams came true. I’m thrilled to be a boy mum and raise a kind, caring, loving human being. He is surrounded with so much love and support. He will be a part of a growing family between Matthew and I. I have always wanted to be a mum and I’m happy to share this new journey with my partner.”

Congratulations to Shanina and Matthew on the arrival of their first child together! We wish them lots of love as they embrace their role as parents to baby Zai.

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