Joe Jonas Is NOT Gigi Hadid’s “Rebound,” Despite “Date” Claims (EXCLUSIVE)
Joe Jonas is NOT Gigi Hadid’s “rebound,” despite claims that the stars’ outing on Wednesday was a “date.” Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the rumors, with a rep for Jonas telling us he is just “friends” with the model and nothing more.
The speculation began in the wake of Hadid’s latest breakup with on-and-off boyfriend Cody Simpson. As Gossip Cop reported, Hadid’s rep confirmed the split on Sunday, explaining that the pair wanted to focus on their individual careers. Cut to Wednesday, when Hadid and Jonas were photographed having lunch together at Cheebo in Los Angeles.
“Rebound?!” asked Us Weekly, claiming Hadid and Jonas were on a “day date,” and asking readers, “Do you think Gigi and Joe would make a cute couple?” Perez Hilton similarly wrote, “We’re a tad curious about this outing — are the two more than friends?” The notorious blogger even dribbled on the photo of Jonas to give him a caption that read, “Hmm, am I rebound?”
Perez Hilton went on to comment, “Hmm… it would be sort of fast for Hadid to jump into a new relationship, especially since she’s focused on her career right now. Who knows, though… the two could just be friends OR it could be a fun fling to kick off the summer! So, do YOU think the two are dating?”
Well, Gossip Cop can clear up what Us Weekly and Perez Hilton could not. Jonas and Hadid are longtime pals. They’ve been spotted together before, including last September, when she was still very much with Simpson. There is nothing more to it right now. And instead of running wild with speculation, Gossip Cop took the time to check in with Jonas’ rep, who exclusively tells us the hangout was “just friends having lunch,” and NOT a new romance.