If you’ve ever scrolled through the flawlessly documented friendship of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, you may be interested to know that there’s probably a secret reason to their closeness: they’re related. Well, they’re “related,” and they co-exist in the very small, nepotism-loving modeling industry where everyone is slightly connected. So, wondering just how the modern day catwalk queens are all bound together in a convoluted web? Check out our graphic below and then we’ll break it down for you.
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are sisters.
If you don’t know that by now, we can’t help you.
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are Friends and Fake-Related to Kendall Jenner.
These days it’s hard to imagine Kendall without Gigi at her side (or vice versa), as the supermodels have become a more iconic duo than, well, Kendall and Kylie. “Kendall and I have a really good friendship in the sense that we have different career paths but we’re both kind of on equal points in our careers where we really understand each other,” Gigi said in 2015.
But hold up! While Kendall and Gigi converged at the apex of their careers, Kendall was actually tight with Bella years before anyone hit the runway. “Gigi and I just started getting close when we started modelling, but Bella and I were actually really good friends since high school, and hung out everyday in school before either of us started working,” she said in a podcast with Mario Testino.
AND WAIT, THERE’S MORE! All three girls have a branch on their respectively twisted family trees. Caitlyn Jenner’s ex-wife Linda Thompson was married to David Foster, who is currently married to the Hadid girls’ mom Yolanda Foster. So that means that Gigi and Bella’s stepdad was married to Kendall and Kylie’s half-siblings’ mom.
So what does that make them? Absolutely nothing, but it’s interesting how it all played out.
Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin are friends.
They like going on vacay together, yachting with Kendall and sporting weird matching BFF bruises in the Bahamas together.
Kendall and Paris Jackson were friends-ish, but…
They’re certainly not about to take a trip to Ibiza together anytime soon. The Hollywood hippie was spotted hitting up flea markets with Kendall in March of 2017. Paris even defended a hater on Instagram who said that the Kendall was “plastic.” “To my knowledge, she hasn’t gotten any procedures done so unless you know that as a fact I don’t think it’s very fair to call her plastic,” Paris wrote. “She definitely has that total natural beauty going on. Just my opinion.”
Cut to June when Kylie and Kendall release the ill-fated series of limited edition shirts which figured slore-ish shots of the sisters superimposed over the likes of musical legends. Paris was NOT amused. “Pink Floyd is not Chanel. Led Zeppelin is not Michael Kors. Metallica is not Givenchy. Don’t get it twisted,” she wrote in a series of Tweets. Yikes.
Paris Jackson and Sofia Richie are friends.
Another reason Paris might not being keeping up with the KarJenners? She’s super tight with Sofia. The two are both descended from big names of the ’80s —
Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie respectively — and were childhood friends for years. Back when Sofia was with JBiebs, Paris tearfully defended her friend against cyber-bullying.
“F–king Justin Bieber went into a downward spiral because everybody that he dates gets so much hate,” she said. “I have known his girlfriend Sofia [Richie] since I was 12 or 13. She’s one of the sweetest girls in the world and people are telling her to kill herself.”
Speaking of Justin Bieber…
Sofia Richie and Hailey Baldwin were romantic rivals.
While Hailey and Justin were never in an “exclusive” relationship and Justin and Sofia dated for a minute, this was a whoooole drama. Apparently, Biebs posted a pic of him and Sofia cuddling up on Insta and Hailey was not amused. “Yo please delete this s–t.” Sofia reportedly wrote in a series of deleted comments. “I don’t want it on my timeline.” It all sounds very high school, which makes sense because at the time Sofia was like legit an infant.*
- is still legit an infant.
** but we’ll get back to that.
Hailey Baldwin and Ireland Baldwin are cousins.
They’re the daughters of brothers Stephen Baldwin and Alec Baldwin, respectively. And like, yeah, Ireland is a little separate from all this, but we just want to remind you that Hollywood is run by like four family dynasties.
Hailey Baldwin and Karlie Kloss are friends.
Hailey partied with the Victoria’s Secret superstar at Karlie’s last big birthday bash.
Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid are friends.
And (were? are?) Taylor Swift #Squad members.
Karlie Kloss and Kendall Jenner are probably good, however…
It’s a little tricky. They clearly hang in groups and Kendall even got an overeager “Happy Birthday” Instagram post from Karlie. But there’s a conflict: Karlie Kloss, for years, was heralded as Taylor’s BFF. Kendall is the half-sister to Kim Kardashian, Taylor’s arch-nemesis. So any sort of hang out, like when Kendall and Karlie appeared in a Snap together, creates drama, drama, drama with Swifties.
Kendall Jenner and Sofia Richie are…um…
Well, Sofia is dating Kendall’s half-sister’s 33-year-old ex-boyfriend, Scott Disick.
So what does that make them? Uh, pretty much absolutely nothing again, but we’re still very, very amused.