KEY POINTS

  • Tan France said he received many parenting tips from his friend and "Next in Fashion" co-host Gigi Hadid
  • He shared that Hadid sent him a care package of baby necessities after he welcomed his first child last year
  • The "Queer Eye" personality and his husband Rob France welcomed a baby boy via surrogate in July 2021

Tan France and Gigi Hadid bonded over being parents as they filmed the second season of Netflix's "Next In Fashion" together.

France gushed over the 27-year-old model, who shares 1-year-old daughter Khai with ex Zayn Malik, during an interview with Us Weekly Monday before presenting at the annual Webby Awards.

"Love! She's one of my closest friends. I love her so much," he said of his co-host. "It makes the show really, really fun. It's probably the best time I've ever had in a show."

The 39-year-old "Queer Eye" star shared that Hadid has been sharing parenting tips with him and was the first one to send him a care package of baby necessities after he welcomed his first child last year.

"She's an amazing mom. I've gotten so many tips from her," France said, noting that he "of course" has met Hadid's daughter. "She was a mom before I was a parent, like, seven months before [my son was born]. And so, she was the first person that sent me a care package of all the things that my baby might need. It was so sweet."

The "Dressing Funny" alum and his husband Rob France, who wed in 2007, welcomed a baby boy via surrogate in July 2021. They announced the arrival of their first child via Instagram in August that year.

"Give our son a warm welcome. Ismail France, born July 10th," France wrote. "He came seven weeks early, so he’s been in the NICU for the past three weeks. But, today, we finally got to bring him home. We love him so, so much. Like, fully obsessed. Our surrogate is doing so great, post labor, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the greatest gift in our lives."

Hadid has also been enjoying her new role. Asked about the best part of being a mother during a 2021 interview, the model said even the simple things her daughter does give her joy.

"The most simple things, just seeing her learn something new every day, even if it’s like, picking up a cup or like, putting a ball in a hole, like you just think they’re the best, most genius thing that’s ever been born," Hadid told "Access Hollywood."

The model also told Harper's Bazaar that she loves everything about motherhood, including those times when things "get hard."

"You have so much patience and unconditional love that comes with motherhood," she said.

Gigi Hadid models a Proenza Schouler design at New York Fashion Week in September 2021 Gigi Hadid models a Proenza Schouler design at New York Fashion Week in September 2021 Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Fernanda Calfat