Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper’s surprise connection has been described by sources as being “casual” for now, but rest assured, there is “attraction” there. Already, a source has spoken to Entertainment Tonight about how the burgeoning couple’s exes and co-parenting partners, Zayn Malik and Irina Shayk, feel about their relationship. Malik and Hadid share 3-year-old daughter Khai, while Cooper and Shayk share 6-year-old daughter Lea de Seine.
In regards to Hadid’s side, Hadid’s mother Yolanda and sister Bella Hadid “are supportive of Gigi and always just want her to be happy. They think Bradley has the potential to be a good fit for her. Zayn also wants what’s best for Gigi,” the source said.
With Malik specifically, the feelings are a little more complicated, but still supportive: “He is learning to accept the reality that he needs to move forward and take care of himself while putting his daughter first, and doing what’s best for their family,” the source said.
In regards to how Cooper’s ex Shayk feels, the source said that she “has no issue with Bradley dating others, especially while things are still casual between Bradley and Gigi.”
“Everyone is mostly open to their former partners moving on,” the source added.
It’s worth noting that while Shayk has been casually dating Tom Brady since the summer, a source told Page Six in mid-September that she still held some romantic hope for Cooper.
That source claimed she was interested in marrying Cooper and having a serious, long-term future with him. “Years have been put into the relationship,” the source said. But if Cooper doesn’t want to “lock things down” with her, a source said that Shayk will keep dating Brady and exploring the potential of that relationship.
As for Hadid and Cooper’s connection, Entertainment Tonight‘s source reiterated what other sources said to Us Weekly and People in the last week.
They are “hanging out casually, but they have known each other for a while,” Entertainment Tonight‘s source started. “They share a lot of mutual friends, and this isn’t the first time that they’ve spent time together. They both have similar personalities that are both fun and playful and they are also jokesters. They feel comfortable around each other.”
Neither Hadid nor Cooper have commented on their relationship yet.
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