Former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron opened up for the first time about his rumored relationship with Gigi Hadid. The two have been spotted all over the place together — including the funeral of the model’s grandmother on September 5. Although the reality stud claimed the two are “just friends,” he also noted that he has no intention of putting their budding romance in the spotlight. “I mean … that’s just where we’re at. Our relationship doesn’t need to be public. She’s good people, she’s an amazing person and we’re just keeping it friendly,” he told Entertainment Tonight in an interview published on September 24.

Is it true love or just a fling? The Florida native skipped around the question but added that it may be too soon to tell. “I’m at the point where I don’t really want to talk about my relationships. I’ve dated publicly, so … I’m trying to date privately and I’m not in love with anybody right now … I’m in love with myself,” the 27-year-old confessed while reiterating, “She’s an amazing person. We have a great time together.”

Observant fans have noticed that Tyler is seemingly getting comfortable with the blonde bombshell’s family — even Gigi’s sister Bella Hadid started following the reality stud on Instagram. The group probably has a lot in common considering the Bachelor Nation star recently moved to New York City as an aspiring model. However, he admitted that he tries to separate work and play. “I don’t really try to talk [about modeling] with them … I just try to enjoy the moment,” Tyler explained about hanging out with the gorgeous siblings. As far as if they’ll ever cross paths on the runway, Tyler joked that the catwalk queen is “a little bit more big-time than I am. She’s pretty good at what she does.”

Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Holding Hands
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It seemed like the two were getting pretty serious when he flew halfway around the world to attend the somber funeral of Gigi’s grandmother, Ans van den Herik, who died on August 30 after battling cancer. “Tyler is a supportive guy. He is there for the people he cares about and will do whatever he can for them,” a source exclusively told Life & Style about Hannah Brown‘s ex. “Tyler’s the type of guy who will try his best to make someone smile during a tough time. Things seem to be going well, they are definitely enjoying their time together.”

We can’t wait to see what else happens between Gigi and Tyler!