Bradley Cooper and Gigi Hadid Hit a PDA Milestone in Their Relationship

In the past, marriage occurred after falling in love. Nowadays, a celebrity relationship usually follows this trajectory: "first comes grainy paparazzi snaps of public displays of affection, then comes unnamed sources quoted saying so-and-so are hanging out and keeping it casual but really really like each other." 

Bradley Cooper and Gigi Hadid, who are currently in the second phase of their romance, were seen holding hands on Thursday while out and about in London.

Although the two have been romantically associated since October 2023, this is the first public display of affection that the pair has shared.

Cooper was previously married to Jennifer Esposito for less than a year, from whom he had a 6-year-old daughter with his ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk.

Along with her ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik, a former member of the boy band One Direction, Hadid, 29, also has a 3-year-old daughter.

This week, Cooper's film Maestro, which he both directed and starred in, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor at the Academy Awards.

Of course, Hadid and Cooper have been spotted out and about together in the past, whether it be out to dinner, simply strolling around, or boarding an aircraft with bags in New York City, as they did on Tuesday.

And all of those anonymous sources have to do with the match: Back in November, a source claimed to Page Six that "their relationship is on steroids" and that "they are together every day."