Why Gigi Hadid Is Keeping Her Leonardo DiCaprio Romance Private for Zayn Malik’s Sake

Gigi Hadid and Leonardo DiCaprio aren’t about to be photographed kissing in the street. A source explained to Entertainment Tonight that while the two are happily still seeing each other following the start of their romance in September, Hadid has chosen to keep their relationship private out of respect to Zayn Malik, her ex-boyfriend and daughter Khai’s father, who she split from a year ago.

“Gigi and Leo have been seeing each other and are very into each other, but Gigi has been trying to keep things low-key with their relationship,” the source started. “They are trying to keep things private and not show too much PDA while out together.”

Malik has been a big factor. “Gigi is trying to be mindful of Zayn’s feelings and doesn’t want to be disrespectful to him with her new relationship,” the source said. “Gigi and Zayn both only want what is best for each other. They are doing their best to have a cordial relationship, be the best parents they can be, and co-parent Khai in a healthy way.”

In late September, fans noticed that Malik had unfollowed Hadid on Instagram, following reports she and DiCaprio were officially dating. Two weeks later, Us Weekly reported that the former couple was getting along better.

“Gigi has her walls up since she’s on better terms with Zayn and they’re doing well coparenting. She’s not rushing into a serious relationship,” the source said in early October. “She’s very fond of Leo and is interested in pursuing a relationship with him but at the same time is very busy with her modeling gigs and being there for her daughter.”

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