It’s cuffing season, which means Gigi Hadid and Leonardo DiCaprio could be hovering dangerously close to the “define the relationship” dating milestone. On November 22, People reported that the model, 27, and the actor, 48, are continuing to get cozy despite Hadid’s absence from DiCaprio’s star-studded birthday bash earlier this month. (Leo is a Scorpio, obviously. But was their latest get-together really a date? Per People, Hadid and DiCaprio dined together at Cipriani last Friday…where they were joined by DiCaprio’s friend, venture capitalist ViVi Nevo. The girlboss in me wants to believe that maybe Hadid was just using DiCaprio’s connections to secure funding for her knitwear line, Guest in Residence, but a “source close to Hadid” tells People otherwise: “Gigi keeps spending time with Leo in NYC. He is very understanding about her being a mom and works around her schedule to see her—it’s very sweet.”
The source added that “Gigi is smitten” and “very much enjoys seeing Leo,” whom they referred to as a “gentleman.” It’s unclear if the DiCaprio has been informed that Hadid is over the age of 25. The pair were first linked in September, when reports began circulating that the Don’t Look Up star was “pursuing” Hadid. They were also spotted chatting together at a New York Fashion Week party, because nothing says romance like VIP-only branded soirees. Hadid shares a two-year-old daughter with ex Zayn Malik, whom she split from in October 2021. DiCaprio and actor Camila Morrone, who dated for four years, called it quits shortly after Morrone’s 25th birthday earlier this summer.