Gigi Hadid Apparently Had a Crush on Bradley Cooper Before They Started Dating Last Year

The two, who were first spotted together last October, “are really happy.”

Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper in New York City February 2024
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The relationship between supermodel Gigi Hadid and actor Bradley Cooper has “progressed” and “grown more serious,” according to People—and the two are very much in “a full-blown relationship,” a source told the outlet.

Of Hadid specifically, they added “She is very happy,” they said, adding “They are both busy, but manage to spend time together and are enjoying each other. I wasn’t sure this was anything other than a casual fling when it started, but it has grown more serious.” 

Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper

The two are rarely photographed together, but have apparently gotten more and more serious in their nine months of dating.

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Hadid and Cooper were first spotted together last October, dining at the Italian hotspot Via Carota in New York City’s West Village neighborhood. Since then, the two have been spotted together numerous other times, including having a private dinner with Cooper’s mom after the 2024 Golden Globes in L.A., where Cooper was nominated for both directing and starring in Maestro. Even before they became a couple, Hadid “admired” Cooper “and had a crush on him before they dated,” People writes.

“They have a good, solid social life and are really happy,” the source speaking to the outlet added. 

Gigi Hadid wearing an off the shoulder thom browne dress

Hadid apparently had a crush on Cooper before they began dating last October. Can you blame her, really?

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In addition to demanding careers, both are parents; Hadid shares daughter Khai with ex Zayn Malik, while Cooper shares daughter Lea with ex Irina Shayk. “Considering how busy they both are with work and family, they have managed to keep this alive and are going strong,” a different source told People. “They had a solid start, and it has built from there. Each admires the success of the other, and they have kids in common.”

Bradley Cooper

Having daughters around the same age has further bonded Hadid and Cooper, who are reportedly very happy together.

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The romance has progressed into something more serious than those that know them thought it would at first, and the source added of what draws them together that “They talk about serious things, and also joke a great deal,” they said. “They have made their relationship a priority in their otherwise busy lives.”

Rachel Burchfield
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