ET's Nischelle Turner caught up with the 21-year-old model on Wednesday as she prepared to host next Sunday's American Music Awards -- where her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, has been nominated for New Artist of the Year.
While Hadid says we'll have to wait to see if she and Malik walk the red carpet together, either way, she's excited to be there supporting her man.
"I'm so excited for him," Hadid gushed. "I think that he is so talented and comes from such a genuine place of loving music. He only gets up there when he feels really excited about it, so for the music that he put out, I think he really deserves to be appreciated for it."
"I think the more he's on his own, the more he's finding the soul in the music and what's making him really happy to sing and genuinely makes him want to be on stage," she added. "The music that he's starting to do more now is just showing how much more he's learning about himself."
Malik may be learning more about himself, but almost a year into their relationship, he and Hadid are also learning more about each other.
"We were both talking about [the fact that] we'd never actually been on a first date until each other," the supermodel dished of their relationship. "I met him once before and he is obviously so gorgeous, but really the way we could have conversations and kind of just…we're really interested in the same things, so it was really easy. So that was amazing."
"We used to sit in our rooms like so many sisters do in this country and watch the show together," she recalled. "Fans were finding old tweets from back in the day of us literally sitting on the bed together watching… I think Bella tweeted she's going to piggyback me down the finale runway or something! So maybe we'll have to try that this year."
But for now, Hadid is hard at work on her comedy skills for the AMAs, as she co-hosts with comedian Jay Pharoah.
"I think I will attempt the comedy that feels most natural to me. I think if it feels forced I'll probably shy away from it, but I want to do stuff that comes off as my natural goofy self, which I think we'll get," she said. "When I get nervous, it's just nice to be able to go to your goofy side."
The American Music Awards will air Sunday, Nov. 20 on ABC.
See more on Hadid's return to the Victoria's Secret runway in the video below.