Gigi Hadid Recalls First Date With Boyfriend Zayn Malik: 'We Played It Cool for About 10 Minutes'

The 21-year-old model has been dating the former One Direction member for about a year and a half.

So much for playing it cool!

Gigi Hadid has been dating Zayn Malik for about a year and a half, but still remembers when they first got together.

The 21-year-old model appeared on Friday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and opened up about meeting Malik at a friend's birthday party. Hadid also remembered getting excited that the 24-year-old singer would be at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York City that year, but then he didn't show up.

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The two later ended up going on their first date. "We played it cool for about 10 minutes," Hadid quipped. "Then I was like, 'You're really cute.'"

"We connected really quickly," she added. "We kind of have the same sense of humor, and just started sharing videos."

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In November, Hadid admitted to ET that she and Malik had never had a first date before each other. "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," she gushed. "So that was amazing."