Gigi Hadid Opens Up About Dating Zayn Malik and Why She Loves His "British Charm"

"We're each other's best friends."

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Gigi Hadid has opened up about her relationship with British pop star Zayn Malik. Turns out, she's into more than just his music.

In an interview with the London Evening Standard Magazine (opens in new tab), the 21-year-old supermodel reveals what it is she loves the most about the former One Direction singer.

"I would say his brain," she tells the magazine. "For the first time, we are both in a relationship where we have very similar interests outside of work and that is really important. We cook a lot together and do art together and we're each other's best friends. We both feel we can talk about anything and learn a lot from one another."

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Gigi, who has been dating Zayn on and off for more than a year, also admits she has fallen for the "British sense of charm." She adds that her friend Taylor Swift, who recently split from British actor Tom Hiddleston, is a fan of of this, too.

There's another perk when it comes to going out with a Brit: home-cooked food (opens in new tab)!

"I'm loving Heinz baked beans in the morning, yeah and Z cooks a lot," Gigi says. "He makes a brilliant curry. Butter chicken is his signature dish. Don't worry–he's representing good for the British boys!"

While Los Angeles-born Gigi has reached superstar status as one of the world's most sought-after models, she has a back-up plan if her career doesn't work out.

"I would go back to school," she explains. "I studied criminal psychology for two years so I'd carry on with that. Throughout my life I have had several serious ambitions, or aspirations. I wanted to be everything. I wanted to be an emergency-room doctor, I wanted to be an Olympic volleyball player and an Olympic horseback rider."

For now, the most in-demand face in fashion is doing a fine job of taking the industry by storm.

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Katie Frost
Katie Frost