After initially being reluctant to date a newly single Leonardo DiCaprio, Gigi Hadid is apparently now enjoying the ride, People reports. Reports of DiCaprio and Hadid seeing each other romantically first surfaced in early September. Two months later, they’re spending time together whenever possible.
A source close to Hadid told People, “[They] are seeing each other in NYC when they can. [She’s having] fun dating Leo.”
The source added that while Hadid’s “first priority is being mom” to her and her ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik’s two-year-old daughter Khai, DiCaprio has won her over. “She seems very happy and excited about seeing him,” the source said. “She is attracted to him. He treats her really well. She finds him mature and charming.” Hadid, at 27, is notably older than anyone DiCaprio has publicly dated, with the internet joking that the 47-year-old actor, before dating Hadid, would not date anyone over the age of 25.
Hadid and DiCaprio have not spoken about their relationship publicly. They were last spotted together at a Brooklyn Halloween party over the weekend.
On September 7, Us Weekly reported that DiCaprio was keen on pursuing Hadid after his four-year relationship with model Camila Morrone ended.
“Leo does have his sights set on Gigi, but she hasn’t shown an interest,” a source said then. “They’re friends, but she doesn’t want to be romantic with [him] right now.”
Despite DiCaprio having his “sights” set on her, the source added, Hadid “doesn’t have her sights on him.” But time—or more like, seven days—changed that. By September 14, Entertainment Tonight reported that the two were romantically involved.
“Gigi and Leo are dating and into each other,” the outlet’s source said. They added that Hadid and DiCaprio were spotted together at Casa Cipriani in New York City that past Saturday night and “looked very flirty.”
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