Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's relationship is heating up, according to reports. The hot new couple were pictured leaving Justin Bieber's American Music Awards after party in Los Angeles on Sunday night in the same car, fuelling romance rumours.
The former One Direction star made no attempt to hide his affection for Gigi, and could be seen placing his hand on her arm as they chatted intently – and it appears his feelings are reciprocated by the Victoria's Secret model.
"They seem equally super into each other, texting each other all the time," a source told Us Weekly. "They've only been hanging out a couple weeks."
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are said to be "texting each other all the time"
Sources say it's not just model-of-the-moment Gigi's appearance that has won Zayn over.
"He thinks she's so hot. 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."
The budding couple have also been spending time with Zayn's friends, with the insider adding: "She drinks beers with the guys, she's cool and funny."
It emerged over the weekend that Gigi and Zayn had begun dating, with a source telling Us Weekly: "It's a very new thing. They're just seeing where it goes. I wouldn't call them boyfriend and girlfriend. But seeing each other? Definitely. He's chuffed."
Zayn called off his engagement to Perrie Edwards in July
Gigi, 20, and previous boyfriend Joe Jonas split at the beginning of November due to "heavy work schedules". Zayn, meanwhile, called time on his four-year relationship with fiancée Perrie Edwards in the summer.
Now based in Los Angeles while he records his debut solo album, the singer is getting close to the Kardashian clan, having recently attended Kylie Jenner's 18th birthday party. In fact, it may be at Kylie’s birthday party where Zayn met Gigi – Kylie is a mutual friend.
In a recent interview with Fader magazine, Zayn put paid to rumours that he had ended his relationship with Perrie via text message: "I love her [Perrie] a lot, and I always will, and I would never end our relationship over four years like that. She knows that, I know that, and the public should know as well."
The 22-year-old refused to go into the reasons why he broke up their engagement, saying: "'I don’t want to explain why or what I did, I just want the public to know I didn’t do that."