As Zayn Malik gets attacked in the media and tries to overcome the death of his grandmother, girlfriend Gigi Hadid has been giving him a ton of support, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. She thinks ‘he’s kind of like a wounded puppy that she wants to bring back to health.’ Aww.
Zayn Malik, 22, may be upset about One Direction dissing him in the media, but Gigi Hadid, 20, thinks he’s just “completely misunderstood.” He’s been through a lot in his life recently, so she’s focused on nursing him back to health. She seems him as a “wounded puppy.”
“Gigi is completely smitten with Zayn. At first, it was his British accent that got her and then, when she got to know him she pretty much fell in love with his independent spirit. She’s been telling her friends that he’s completely misunderstood. He’s kind of like a wounded puppy that she wants to bring back to health. Gigi says Zayn is both extremely sensitive and creative. She loves that he’s a free thinker and basically doesn’t care what others think of him. He’s helping her to take more risks in her life and not to worry so much about others’ opinions. Plus he’s a total animal person and treats her like she’s the only woman in the world,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, One Direction dissed Zayn, calling him “desperate.” Of course, he dissed them first, but since leaving the band, he hasn’t exactly been looked at by his fans in a favorable way. Plus, the death of his grandmother on Jan. 5 didn’t help matters all that much. Zayn’s in a funk, but luckily, he has Gigi to lean on.
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