Gigi Hadid may have just taken a subtle dig at Zayn Malik’s ex Perrie Edwards and her own former flame Joe Jonas. Opening up about her relationship with Zayn, the model said they were both now dating someone they shared mutual interests with ‘for the first time’.

Zayn Malik and Gigi HadidGigi Hadid says she and Zayn Malik have a lot of common interests

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Gigi was asked what she liked most about the former One Direction member. “I would say his brain," she answered. "For the first time, we are both in a relationship where we have similar interests outside of work and that is really important."

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“We cook a lot together and do art together and we’re each other’s best friends. We both feel we can talk about anything and learn a lot from each other.” Gigi is also now a big fan of all things British, especially baked beans.

“Well I think we both like the British sense of charm,”  Gigi said. “I’m also getting super into British foods. I’m loving Heinz baked beans in the morning and Z (Zayn) cooks a lot. He makes a brilliant curry. Butter chicken is his signature dish.” The model also spoke about how she’s dealing with her growing fame.

“Fame always shocks me. Stuff that you didn’t think happens except in movies. I tried for a long time to move away from certain things, like (extra) security, thinking my life would have a sense of normalcy that way." 

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“But I realised I’m not really in control of a lot of stuff,” she added. “I think what people don’t realise is that there is still so much that goes on behind closed doors that people don’t know about.”