Gigi Hadid might only be 20-years-old, but she sure is raking in the money, and not from a source fans might expect. Hadid and colleagues such as Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevigne have been raking in endorsement money simply for making branded posts on Instagram. Why? Because Gigi Hadid has so many followers.
Forbes reports that Hadid has 10 million followers on Instagram, while Vogue only has 7.7 million. This gives Hadid more of a reach when representing a brand than the famous fashion magazine, and she earns as much as $300,000 per post!
But there are things other than money that are making Gigi Hadid happy these days – well, one thing in particular. Us Weekly reports that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are a couple. This was confirmed by the cute pic Malik posted to his Instagram page on December 20.
A source revealed to Us Weekly that the couple is newly together.
“It’s a very new thing. They’re just seeing where it goes.”
A source has also been speaking with Hollywood Life, stating that the couple can hardly stand to be away from each other and text constantly.
“When they’re not together, Zayn texts her and she can’t wait to text back, and they’re always communicating 24/7. Everyone thinks Gigi should enjoy being single, and not throw herself into relationship after relationship, but she’s blissfully happy for the moment and ignoring what her friends say.”
Despite her obsession with Malik, Gigi Hadid is still finding time to spend with her gal pals. E! Online reports that she recently went out to have some henna designs painted on her hands and had a great time with friends.
She posted it on Instagram, and in her caption, she not only talked about how much fun she had with her friends but how proud she is to be half Palestinian.
“Had the best night with some of my oldest friends last night. Feel so blessed to have a foundation of friendships that will bond us for the rest of our lives. The way we can all sit around and talk like the clock’s been turned back 10 years is the most beautiful and grounding feeling. It’s so important to be with the families that raised you and the friends that were raised with yours. So much love in my heart this holiday season!!!!! (& before you go all ‘cultural appropriation’ in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it).”
Gigi Hadid takes family seriously, which is why she is offering her mom, Yolanda Foster, her full support. E! Online also reports that Foster is battling Lyme disease and received some less-than-supportive comments from her Real Housewives co-stars. She responded with class on her Bravo blog.
“I don’t blame Rinna, Kyle or LVDP – I understand it and feel sorry to see my battle be such a point of weakness for them. If I let fear of what others say about me creep into my mind, I probably would not be where I am today.”
Foster also spoke about using Real Housewives as a platform for good.
“I’m probably the only Housewife in the entire franchise that uses this platform to bring awareness in the world rather than just money in my pocket.”
What did Gigi Hadid have to say in support of her mother? A simple tweet of “U GO MAMMA.”
It certainly seems that Gigi Hadid has her priorities straight while in the limelight. Her family and friends really are the most important things to her.
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