Tan France Reveals How "Angel" Pal Gigi Hadid Helped Him During His Early Days of Fatherhood

Queer Eye's Tan France, who shares two sons with husband Rob France, told E! News how BFF Gigi Hadid helped him when he entered fatherhood and detailed his holiday partnership with Shipt.

By Elyse Dupre Nov 29, 2023 6:21 PMTags
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Being able to lean on a friend? Now, that never goes out of style.

Tan France—who shares sons Ismail, 2, and Isaac, 6 months, with husband Rob France—recently shared how his BFF Gigi Hadid has been there for him since he's entered fatherhood.  

"I called her a lot the first few months of having a kid," the Queer Eye star told E! News' Francesca Amiker. "She was the first person other than my literal family—my biological family, and I consider Gigi a sister. My biological family I told first, and then Gigi was the first friend I called. And then the next day, there was a care package at my house with all the essentials that I will need to get me through the first few months. Yeah, she's my angel. I love her." 

Indeed, Tan made it clear his bond with the model—who is a parent herself and shares 3-year-old daughter Khai with ex Zayn Malik—goes beyond just being cohosts of Netflix's design competition Next in Fashion

"We're close-close," he explained. "We're not just colleagues who do a show together. I trust her more than I do most people."

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And while parenthood comes with challenges, Tan noted he wouldn't want life any other way.

"It's gorgeous," the fashion expert raved. "Look, I'm not gonna lie: It's the hardest thing I've ever done, ever. Because I have a very busy career. And I'm very grateful for that, but first and foremost I'm a parent. You're just never off the clock." 

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And he seems to have found a good balance between work and family life. 

"I try not to be away for longer than two days a week," Tan added. "So I'll go and do my trip to New York or L.A. and then I'll go back to my home in Salt Lake. And then as soon as I land, I'm on dad duty. And that's really hard. There's no time off. But it's heaven. I love my boys so much, and they're so gorgeous, and I can't believe I've got them. I'm so grateful for my kids." 

As for his favorite part about fatherhood?

"Right now, it's that when I take my youngest out of bed, he koalas on me," he shared. "He will go in the fetal position and just wants to snuggle into my neck, and there's no greater feeling. And then when I get home from a trip, my eldest will run up to me. He's just so excited that I'm home."

These days, Tan is busy getting ready for Queer Eye season 8 to premiere Jan. 24. He's also partnering with same-day delivery service Shipt for its "5 Days of Delight" event, which the company notes offers members daily deals to help them complete their holiday to-dos. 

"Anyone who's ever seen me around Christmas, you know I'm obsessed with the holidays," Tan said. "So, I start my holiday prep real early. But this year, Shipt asked me if I would be part of their '5 Days of Delight.' I'm like, ‘Yeah, you know that I'm obsessed with it.'"

As fans count down the days until they can start streaming Queer Eye again, here's a look at more 2024 premiere dates.

The Voice (NBC) - Feb. 26

Season 25 debuts Feb. 26.

Pathological: The Lies of Joran van der Sloot (Peacock) - Feb. 27

Premiering Feb. 27 on Peacock, the documentary delves into Joran van der Sloot’s lifelong pattern of violence and pathological lying through rare interviews and new insights years after he brutally murdered American Natalee Holloway and Peruvian Stephany Flores.  

Kill or Be Killed (Oxygen) - March 2

Kill or Be Killed is the gripping exploration of self-defense murder cases, where law enforcement, prosecutors and defense attorneys unravel every detail, from the harrowing stories, forensics, interrogations and witness statements that led up to the gruesome event in order to find answers. Through the investigation and sparring of dynamic legal teams, every episode provides an immersive journey, exploring both sides of the story, building to confounding verdicts of guilt or innocence in the eyes of the law. The series also exposes the suspenseful journey loved ones of both the slain and the perpetrators take as they navigate the twists and turns of the investigation and are forced to grapple with the truth.

So You Think You Can Dance ( Fox) - March 4

So You Think You Can Dance returns to FOX on Monday, March 4, for its 18th season with an all-new format. Joining Nigel Lythgoe on the judging panel are So You Think You Can Dance All-Star and Emmy-nominated choreographer for Dancing with the Stars Allison Holker and dancer and Dancing with the Stars alum choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Presenter and author Cat Deeley will step back into her role as host of the dance competition series.

Seeking Sister Wife (TLC) - March 4

The new season will document the lives of five polygamous families as they navigate the challenges of actively searching for and courting potential new sister wives. With two returning families and three new couples, these families are determined to open their hearts and homes to new wives, even if a few growing pains are felt along the way.

The Cleaning Lady (Fox) - March 5

The new series premieres Mar. 5

Alert: Missing Persons Unit (Fox) - March 5

The drama returns Mar. 5.

Extraordinary (Hulu) - March 6

Season two picks up where season one spectacularly left off, following Jen (Máiréad Tyers) on her powers journey as she enrols as a client at the power clinic. Jen soon discovers that the process of finding her power isn’t as easy as she hoped, and things in the rest of her life aren’t smooth sailing either. Ex-cat, now-boyfriend Jizzlord (Luke Rollason) has had an unexpected revelation about his past, and Kash (Bilal Hasna) and Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) are attempting to be totally mature and dignified about their break-up, which is not easy when they’re still living under the same roof. It seems that Jen and the gang are dealing with new levels of adulting and chaos that none of them are prepared for. 

Family Guy (Fox) - March 6

The animated comedy returns Mar. 6.

Animal Control (Fox) - March 6

The comedy returns Mar. 6.

Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - March 14

The drama's historic 20th season debuts in March.

The Valley ( Bravo) - Spring 2024

Bravo has officially announced the new series The Valley following a group of close friends as they trade bottle service in West Hollywood for baby bottles in the Valley all while they navigate bustling businesses, rocky relationships and feisty friendships.The cast includes five couples: Vanderpump Rules alums Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright, Kristen Doute & Luke Broderick, Danny & Nia Booko, Jesse & Michelle Lally and Jason & Janet Caperna. Joining the series as friends are Jasmine Goode and Zack Wickham.

Password (NBC) - March 12

Newly crowned Emmy Award-winning host Keke Palmer and Jimmy Fallon return for a new season of the iconic game show Password starting Tuesday, March 12, at 10 p.m. on NBC.

7 Little Johnstons (TLC) - March 12

This season marks the beginning of some major new chapters for the Johnston family. With Emma and Alex starting senior year of high school, Trent and Amber inch closer to entering the empty nester phase of their lives and decide to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary all year long, complete with mystery dates and a salsa dance performance. Meanwhile, Anna becomes the first Johnston child to own a home, while Emma struggles to make real friendships. Alex and Allie’s relationship hits a rocky patch as the distance wears on the young couple. Jonah leans into his new hobby of BBQing and considers the possibility of making a career out of it. Finally, Liz and Brice reveal a big secret they’ve been keeping from the entire family. 

The Kardashians (Hulu) - Spring 2024

Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian Barker, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner return for season five this spring.

Apples Never Fall (Peacock) - March 14

Based on Liane Moriarty’s New York Times bestselling novel, Apples Never Fall centers on the seemingly picture-perfect Delaney family. Former tennis coaches Stan (Sam Neill) and Joy (Annette Bening) have sold their successful tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. While they look forward to spending time with their four adult children, everything changes when a wounded young woman knocks on Joy and Stan's door, bringing the excitement they've been missing. But when Joy suddenly disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents' so-called perfect marriage as their family’s darkest secrets begin to surface. 

Station 19 (ABC) - March 14

The seventh and final season debuts February.

9-1-1 (ABC) - March 14

The thrilling drama is back this March.

Girls5Eva (Netflix) - March 14

The members of the late ‘90s girl-group Girls5eva – Dawn, Wickie, Summer, and Gloria – have reunited and recorded a new album, Returnity, so it’s time for the next logical step: a comeback tour.  With no plan, tour manager, or venues secured, the ladies pile into a van and hit the great unknown, doing their damnedest to promote their album and get back on top.  In the process, Girls5eva will grapple with life on the road, see their relationships tested, play a billionaire’s birthday party, sow their oats, confront parents they believe held them back, cross paths with the biggest pop star on the planet, and question if they really want “the big time” again.  Will Girls5eva fast-track their comeback and sell their tour documentary in the process? Or will the road destroy them?

Stormy (Peacock) - March 18

From reporters to lawyers to politicians, many have attempted to define Stormy Daniels. Stormy tells the unvarnished truth about an unlikely American icon—this time, in her own words. 

Palm Royale (Apple TV+) - March 20

Palm Royale is a true underdog story that follows Maxine Simmons (Kristen Wiig) as she endeavors to break into Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, Palm Royale asks the same question that still baffles us today: “How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice to get what someone else has?” Set during the powder keg year of 1969, Palm Royale is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance to truly belong.

Summer House: Martha's Vineyard (Bravo) - March 21

Ten young Black professionals and entrepreneurs head to Martha’s Vineyard, an island south of Cape Cod that was one of the first beach destinations where African-Americans could vacation and purchase property. As they band together to escape their worries, discover the beauty of this exclusive enclave and have an epic summer, it becomes clear that some of their friendships are fractured while others are in full bloom.

We Were the Lucky Ones (Hulu) - March 28

Based on Georgia Hunter’s New York Times bestselling novel, the television adaptation of We Were the Lucky Ones is a limited series inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of WWII. The series follows them across continents as they do everything in their power to survive, and to reunite. We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive. The series is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.

A Gentleman in Moscow ( Showtime) - March 31

The series follows Count Alexander Rostov (Ewan McGregor) who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol and threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love.

Vanderpump Villa (Hulu) - Apr. 1

Decadence and debauchery collide in Vanderpump Villa, a new unscripted docu-drama following Lisa Vanderpump’s hand-selected staff as they work, live, and play at an exclusive French estate: Chateau Rosabelle.  

Each scintillating episode follows the elite staff as they try to provide luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime, Vanderpump-curated experiences for guests while dealing with rivalries, romances, and raucous misadventures that come from living and working together 24/7.

Lopez vs. Lopez (NBC) - Apr. 2

NBC‘s comedy is set to premiere its second season on Apr. 2.

The Weakest Link (NBC) - Apr. 2

Hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, NBC’s Weakest Link returns Tuesday, Apr. 2, at 9 p.m.

American Horror Story: Delicate Part 2 (FX) - Apr. 3

American Horror Story returns with Part Two of the 12th installment of the legendary anthology horror drama created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Mary & George (Starz) - Apr. 5

The seven-part limited series is inspired by the scandalous true story of a treacherous mother and son who schemed, seduced and killed to conquer the Court of England and the bed of King James I

Say Yes to the Dress (TLC) - April 6

At Kleinfeld Bridal, the world's premier bridal salon, the experience is part fashion show, part bridal story and part family therapy. This season, Randy and his team navigate the toughest entourages, new extreme demands and even pull off a surprise wedding in the salon! From a non-binary bride looking for two looks in one to a modest bride on the hunt for a perfect gown for her conservative Jewish ceremony and a bald bride ready to prove she is beautiful without a veil, the Kleinfeld team ensures every bride feels perfect on their wedding day. 

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