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Cindy Crawford’s daughter 'dating' Eastenders Patsy Palmer’s son

The daughter of Cindy Crawford has been seen out dating the son of British soap royalty

Suzanne Baum

The daughter of legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford is reportedly going out with 17-year-old Fenton Merkell, the son of Patsy Palmer, who played Eastenders fiery redhead Bianca Jackson. The 16-year-old American model, Kaia Gerber, apparently met Fenton through her mum Cindy who became friends with Patsy after she left Eastenders and relocated her family to LA in 2014, The Sun reports.

Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber

Apparently it's early days in the dating game, with a source telling the Sun newspaper, "Fenton and Kaia have been close pals for a while through their mums’ friendship and in recent months it has grown into something more...It’s very early days but they have grown close and seem very happy together."

From Walford to LA, they may be from different sides of the world but the young couple have a lot in common, including modelling. Kaia made her catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week just after she turned 16 and she's since been jet-setting all over the world to walk the runway for all the big name designers.

While Kaia is signed up to IMG, Fenton is strutting his stuff with the Dragonfly management company. Reports claim his sister Emilia, who is the same age as Kaia, is also signed up to the same agency.

Patsy Palmers son Fenton Merkell

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Patsy, who quit EastEnders for a second time nearly four years ago, now lives in Malibu, California, with her husband Richard Merkell and her four children. While there she's ended up mixing and making new friends with lots of A-listers including supermodel Cindy and her husband Rande Gerber.

HELLO! Online has contacted representatives for Kaia and Fenton for comment.