Joe Jonas Asked Out A 13-Year-Old Gigi Hadid When He Was 19
Look, we’re really happy for Joe Jonas and all because he is reportedly expecting a baby with wife Sophie Turner, but something that happened a decade ago has resurfaced and we can’t get it off of our minds.
Those of you may remember that the middle child of the Jonas Brothers dated Gigi Hadid shortly before what would become her years-long on-again-off-again relationship with Zayn Malik. Joe and Gigi started dating officially in 2015 when Joe was 25 and Gigi was 19. That’s legal; it’s all good. But a Teen Vogue article from when they were dating claims that Joe had been trying to ‘woo’ the supermodel for years prior to that — six years prior, in fact.
“We met at the Grammys when I was 13 years old,” Gigi said in a Periscope (remember that?!) stream in September 2015, per Teen Vogue. “And he asked me to a baseball game, and I said ‘no.'”
“I was so nervous; I literally didn’t even know what it meant to hang out with a boy,” she continued in the stream. “And also, Grammys are on a Sunday, and I didn’t want to tell him that I had school the next day, so I was like, ‘No, maybe next time.'”
That’s going to be a pretty massive nope from us. What’s also creepy is that Teen Vogue, which is now known as the go-to mag for politically-informed and socially-aware youth, acts like the six-year age difference is what made the initial ask-out weird… and not the fact that she was deeply underage when Joe asked her to a baseball game. She *does* seem to suggest he didn’t know how old she was, but just for the record, this is Gigi around that time:
Joe and Gigi dated for just a few months in 2015 before breaking up due to their “schedules.” Though they were to “remain friends” after the split, things apparently got frosty between the two because Joe admitted he would kill Gigi, marry ex Taylor Swift and shag ex Demi Lovato if he had to choose during an interview on Watch What Happens Live in 2016.
Honestly, we’re just happy he’s matured and married to someone age-appropriate now…