Zayn Malik is apparently not going down well as a choice of partner for Gigi Hadid among her friends, new reports suggest.
One of the biggest pieces of celebrity news last week was the revelation that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik were dating, but while fans have been talking about little else, those closer to Gigi are apparently not all in favour of the new relationship.
The 20 year old model was spotted out and about with Zayn, the former One Directioner, over the last couple of weeks, hanging out with Gigi’s supermodel sister Bella. However, not everybody in camp Gigi thinks it’s a good idea.
“Her friends do not quite understand what the attraction is,” an insider told E! News. “He is not her usual type, he doesn't share her sense of humour or ease with people [and] he's a little more self-aware and awkward.”
Gigi Hadid's friends don't all approve of Zayn Malik, according to reports
However, if some of her friends do have reservations about Zayn, it doesn’t seem like it bothers her. She tweeted (and then quickly deleted) over the weekend: “I've found the only way to happiness is by living as though the microscope isn't there… …There's just no need to be judgemental about situations that are not your own. Let live.”
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The source close to Gigi continued: “Her friends just want her to be happy, but feel she should be single for a bit. They loved Joe. They want Gigi to protect her heart though. Her friends think he has a bit of a bad boy attitude, so [they] want her to be careful.”
Apparently, many of them preferred Gigi’s ex-boyfriend, Joe Jonas, from whom she split at the beginning of November. Jonas, 26, unfollowed both Zayn and her ex on social media last week in the aftermath of the pictures of the pair together, apparently dismayed at how quickly Gigi had gotten over him.
“He still has feelings for Gigi that won't just disappear overnight,” a separate source told E! News. They did love each other and he still has a love for Gigi. He is not looking to rush into another relationship though just yet.”
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