Gigi Hadid Explains Why She Likes ‘Dating Someone Within the Industry’

Gigi Hadid Wears a 'Z' Necklace for Zayn Malik
Gigi Hadid is officially off the market.

Apparently, there’s a reason as to why Gigi Hadid has a list of famous exes.

The 20-year-old, who is currently romancing former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, opens up about the relationships in her life in the latest issue of LOVE magazine. According to the model, she surrounds herself with other people who are in the entertainment industry because they know what it feels like living under the spotlight. Though she she lives with a “best friend from high school,” Hadid says she turns to pals like Kendall Jenner, who also appears in the same issue wearing a bikini, when she’s having problems with haters.

“We define a troll,” she tells the publication, “as someone that’s hiding behind their computer, putting out negativity and not realizing that their words are actually words and that we’re actually people that are reading them.”

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“We cope with the trolls by having each other,” Hadid explains. “It’s the same thing as dating someone within the industry rather than out of the industry. You only understand it when you’re literally experiencing it. When people are really harsh? I live with my best friend from high school but usually I’m going to call Kendall because Kendall’s the one who will always be like, ‘You don’t need that, just let it go.’ And I know that if that’s working for her then it can work for me.”

Though Hadid, who was previously linked to the likes of Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson, seems to be head-over-heels for Malik, 23, these days, she knows her female friendship take No. 1 priority.

“I think that that’s the big one. It’s not just us, it’s a lot of women in the entertainment industry that are really supporting each other and showing that it’s less cool to be mean than it is to be nice,” she says. “I think that that’s a very unique thing to our generation.”