Rumors of a possible romance began last month after the supermodel, 24, followed Tyler, 26, on IG, with him immediately returning the favor. And though it seemed Tyler — who, like Gigi, is an NYC-based model — was initially willing to give the Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown a second chance (after dumping fiancé Jed Wyatt, she asked Tyler out on the show’s July 30 live special, and he was spotted leaving her place just days later), he now seems solely focused on Gigi.
“He’s blown away by her beauty and her smarts,” spills a source. “She’s even shown an interest in architecture, which is right up his alley. Their dates have gone really well.” So much so that after their second date on Aug. 5, the handsome reality star spent the night at the model’s pad. “Tyler’s a breath of fresh air for Gigi,” gushes the source, noting he’s the total opposite of her ex Zayn Malik, 26, whom she split from in January after a three-year on-off romance. “Zayn could be very moody and introverted, but Tyler’s always up for an adventure. Gigi’s smitten.” Now the only thing that could stand in their way is the fate of Tyler’s future on reality TV, as multiple sources claim he was in the running to become the next Bachelor. “Everything is still up in the air at the moment,” notes the source. However, “h