“Her friends do not quite understand what the attraction is. He is not her usual type, he doesn’t share her sense of humour or ease with people (and) he’s a little more self-aware and awkward,” a source told eonline.com.
Hadid has previously dated singers Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson while Malik dumped fiancee Perrie Edwards earlier this year.
Just a few days ago, Hadid took to her Twitter account to defend her new romance after a number of photographs emerged of her and Malik holding hands on a date night here.
In a post that has now been deleted, she reportedly wrote: “Sometimes life happens. For whatever reason in whatever timing. And sometimes it doesn’t make sense till it does. That’s it.”
“If there was a real way to sit with each one of you and tell you my side of things, I would. But there’s not, so I won’t. I’ve found the only way to happiness is by living as though the microscope isn’t there.”