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8 things Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have in common

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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are dating, and these two Earth signs are more compatible than you might think

Supermodel Gigi Hadid and her so-called "rebound" beau Zayn Malik (formerly of One Direction) are still going strong after a brief split this year. While many Hollywood insiders are speculating that Hadid and Malik could be the next "It" couple if they can make it stick, we're just appreciating the fact that the two really, really, ridiculously good-looking people are back together again.

According to Us Weekly, Hadid and Malik were "a very new thing" and were "just seeing where it goes" when they started dating in November 2015. That sounded pretty casual to us, which makes sense, considering both celebs were coming off of serious relationship breakups — Hadid from Joe Jonas and Malik from ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards.

"I wouldn't call them boyfriend and girlfriend," another inside source told the mag. "But seeing each other? Definitely. He's chuffed." ICYMI, chuffed is English slang for delighted or smitten. Coincidentally, it's also the sound a tiger makes when it is content to express affection.

More: Gigi Hadid's 17 sexiest moments

That's neither here nor there, though. What we're getting at is Hadid and Malik are still an item, and we are hooked. Aside from both being stunning, however, what do these two have in common with each other? We dug up a few shared traits.

1. Those aren't their real names

It's not as though this is exactly a surprise. Many celebrities go by stage names — Demi Moore (Demetria Guynes), Ben Kingsley (Krishna Pandit Bhanji), Portia de Rossi (Amanda Lee Rogers), Michael Caine (Maurice Micklewhite), Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson), etc. Hadid and Malik join this ever-growing group of Hollywood name-changers, as they were born Jelena Noura and Zain Javadd, respectively.

2. They seriously get into the Halloween spirit

For Halloween this year, Hadid slayed as the bad-girl version of Sandy from Grease.

@heidiklum you legend! QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN Jessica Rabbit x Sandra Dee ;)

A photo posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on

Last year, Malik and his then-fiancée Edwards went all out as Edward Scissorhands and Cleopatra.

3. They are both Earth signs

There are three Earth signs in the zodiac: Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. Malik, who was born on Jan. 12, is a Capricorn. Hadid, who was born on April 23, is a Taurus. According to, Earth signs are "earthy," sensual and often laid-back. They can also be stubborn. The fact that they are both Earth signs could bode well for these two, given that they are considered a power duo.

4. They have blended heritage

Born to Mohamed Hadid and Yolanda Foster (née Van den Herik), Hadid is of Palestinian and Dutch ancestry. Malik's father, Yaser Malik, is British Pakistani and his mother, Tricia (née Brannan) Malik, is English. Malik has said he had trouble fitting in at his first two schools due to his mixed heritage.

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