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Gigi Hadid's friends 'don't approve' of budding romance with Zayn Malik

Published 05/12/2015 | 11:35

Gigi Hadid (left) and Zayn Malik (right)
Gigi Hadid (left) and Zayn Malik (right)
Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Zayn Malik attends the 22/4_Hommes Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week>> on June 24, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner are seen backstage before the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Singer Zayn Malik arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Straight Outta Compton" at the Microsoft Theatre on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(L-R) Recording artist Taylor Swift, models Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

They've only been on a handful of dates, but Gigi Hadid's budding romance with Zayn Malik is already facing obstacles.

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The supermodel (20) and former One Direction singer (22) have been hailed as Young Hollywood's hottest new couples since first hooking up last month, but her closest friends are said to be worried about the new relationship.

"Her friends do not quite understand what the attraction is," a source 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."

Model Gigi Hadid from California walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Gigi Hadid from California walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Gigi is fresh from a split with on/off boyfriend Joe Jonas, while Zayn ended his engagement to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards in August, reportedly via text message.

Adding more fuel to the fire is the fact that Taylor Swift (Gigi's squad leader) and her boyfriend Calvin Harris don't get along with the British singer and have already exchanged words on Twitter.

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But it looks like someone in Gigi's inner circle has given her seal of approval - her sister and fellow model Bella, who was pictured going to dinner with the two of them recently.

Singer Zayn Malik arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures'
Singer Zayn Malik arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Straight Outta Compton" at the Microsoft Theatre on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Zayn reportedly watched Gigi walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show recently and fell in lust at first sight.

"He thinks she’s so hot," an insider told Us Weekly. "He takes interest in her shoots and videos she does. He thinks she’s sweet, too. She talks about her mom a lot and her family, and he likes that.”

Gigi is also believed to have met with some of Zayn's friends, who were impressed by her personality as much as her looks.

"She drinks beers with the guys, she’s cool and funny,” the insider added.

(L-R) Recording artist Taylor Swift, models Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
(L-R) Recording artist Taylor Swift, models Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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