According to the latest reports about Gigi Hadid dating, the ascendant model has snagged one of the best-known twenty-somethings in the young world: former One Direction member Zayn Malik. The pair were spotted looking quite comfortable with each other following the AMAs this past weekend; sources close to the couple claim that the relationship is progressing nicely.
The pair are both coming off of very recent, very high-profile relationships. Gigi dated singer-songwriter Joe Jonas for most of this year, before breaking up earlier in November. And Zayn was with teen pop star Perrie Edwards for three years–including a two-year engagement–before calling things off this past August.
So, is Gigi Hadid dating Zayn Malik because she wants something serious–or because they’re both looking for a bit of fun? According to an inside source with close ties to both, it’s too early to tell: “It’s a very new thing,” says that source. “They’re just seeing where it goes.”
Another, equally reliable insider went on to add “I wouldn’t call them boyfriend and girlfriend. But seeing each other? Definitely. [Zayn is] chuffed.”
And, according to an eyewitness, the pair tried to sneak off together following an American Music Awards afterparty this weekend. Gigi “went out the front” of the club, the eyewitness told Us Weekly, and tries to avoid detection by walking down the street to a car where Zayn was waiting.
It was the second date in as many nights for the couple, who have yet to make an official statement about their relationship.
All in all, it was a busy weekend for Gigi, who raised eyebrows–among other things–by engaging in a little light spanking with Kylie Jenner backstage at the AMAs before the two presented an award together.
(Photo credits: Gigi Hadid dating via Instagram)