Our hearts shattered when Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson called it quits in early May — but thankfully the famous pair has remained tighter than ever. In a new interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Gigi, daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster, opens up about the breakup.


“I love Cody to death and he loves me,” the stunning model tells the outlet. “He needed his time to focus on his music and he’s the one who broke up with me. We’re still best friends and I’ll always respect him and support his career.”

Geez, this is exactly why Gigi and Cody were one of our favorite young couples in Hollywood. So we — like the Sports Illustrated model — were pretty upset when Gigi was linked to Justin Bieber on some gossip sites.

“Then there are websites that are saying, ‘Justin Flirts With Gigi Topless’ and then you click on the picture and it’s me and Justin sitting on opposite sides of the boat,” Gigi raged. “I’m looking one way and he’s looking another and he doesn’t have a shirt on because we’re on a boat. And flirting? What part of that picture says we’re flirting? Show me one sign that we’re flirting.”

In fact, there’s a perfectly good explanation why Gigi was hanging out with Justin — you know, besides the fact that they’re good friends. Gigi is currently being a roadie on tour with Cody for two weeks and he just so happens to be the opener for Justin. Duh!

Could we love Gigi more than we already do? That would be a definite no!

Source: Women’s Wear Daily via Gossip Cop

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!