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Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas got close following her split from Cody SimpsonGetty

American model Gigi Hadid and American singer/actor Joe Jonas got close following her split from Cody Simpson.

According to a report in Hollywood Life, the 25-year-old former Jonas Brothers singer won the 20-year-old supermodel's heart by being a good friend.

"Gigi and Joe realized soon after he reached out to her — after she split with Cody — that they should make a fist of things," a source said. "Even when she was together with Cody, Gigi remained very close to Joe. She didn't see him as often out of respect for her then-boyfriend, but she always considered him a good friend."

"So, as soon as he offered a shoulder to cry on, Joe became the knight in shining armor she was looking for. Not only did he listen to her woes, she also soon realized that he was a better fit for her than Cody," the insider added.

"They aren't rushing anything just yet. They are taking things incredibly slowly," the source said. "Joe knows Gigi's still nursing some heartbreak, so they'll just see where this goes for the time being. Whatever happens though, they're sure they'll always remain very tight pals."

Hadid had announced her split from Simpson last month.

"Cody and Gigi want each other to be in a place right now that allows him to only focus on his music, fans, and new message, while she can focus and continue building her career," her spokesperson said in a statement to E! News. "They love each other dearly and have split up in hopes that growing on their own paths will bring them together in the future. They remain friends with no hard feelings and each other's biggest supporters."