Is Kendall Jenner trying to flirt with Gigi Hadid's love Zayn Malik?

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have been dating since 2015.

Model Gigi Hadid (L) and singer Zayn Malik in the Manhattan borough of New York
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Reuters

A celebrity gossip website has come up with claims that Kendall Jenner is flirting with Gigi Hadid's boyfriend, Zayn Malik. The 21-year-old American fashion model is apparently sending texts to the former One Direction singer.

An alleged source told OK! magazine: "She's always found him super-hot, but resisted the urge out of loyalty to Gigi. [But] their friendship's pretty worn-out right now, so she doesn't see the problem in texting Zayn back and forth."

"Trouble is, while they may not have slept together — yet — it's highly inappropriate for them to be texting and talking so often, especially since Gigi has no idea!" the insider added.

"They'll sign off with xo's and kissing emojis, and Zayn's even been b**ching about Gigi, with Kendall lapping it up and getting a buzz out of the forbidden nature of it all," the source shared.

Rumours that Perrie Edwards' former boyfriend and Hadid are romantically involved started after the two were spotted in the same car following the American Music Awards after-party at Los Angeles' The Nice Guy club on 24 November 2015.

Hadid and Malik had posed together during Vogue photoshoot. She gushed about working with Malik to E! News at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards: "I wish I could be on set with him every day. It doesn't feel like work when he's there."

"It was really fun. We had the best time. It was an adventure to go where we shot it. He is a very good model. He's so naturally good looking," Hadid added.