Gigi Hadid's friends 'don't approve' of budding romance with Zayn Malik
They've only been on a handful of dates, but Gigi Hadid's budding romance with Zayn Malik is already facing obstacles.
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."
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.
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.
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.