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Bella Hadid Denies Dating Jordan Barrett After Paparazzi Photographed Them Inside Her NYC Apartment

Bella Hadid and Jordan Barrett were said to be dating after the two models were pictured together inside Bella’s New York City apartment yesterday (Monday, June 12).

Those photographs of them sitting on her couch, taking selfies, and cozying up on her balcony together, however, were taken by a paparazzi with a long-lease camera several hundred metres away, unbeknownst to the Californian-born beauty.

Many fans seemed to think the two were in a relationship. A fan tweeted some of the images to Bella. “You and Jordan are so cute,” they said, adding a heart emoji.

Hadid put an end to the speculations by retweeting the fan and saying that Barrett is “like a brother” to her and that the hangout was part of a secret project she was working on.

Derek Blasberg joked in response to her clarification, .@bellahadid If you’re siblings, does that make me Uncle Derek? Had fun speaking to you goofs. Can’t wait to see our interview in print! xo.”

She also spoke up about the intrusive nature of the photographs. “Whoever thinks it’s OK to photograph into someones home and private space is straight up sick, sad, f*cked up,” she said in another tweet. “Time to move.” She used many emoji to emphasize how much she was concerned by the photographs in issue.

Bella and Jordan ignited dating rumors when they were seen exiting the same car in April. Bella was also thought to be dating Leonardo DiCaprio after they were seen conversing at the amfAR charity dinner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

To be clear, everyone deserves to have their personal space respected, even celebrities. Yes, everything from their bodies to their homes is included. Unfortunately, many celebrities face intrusions of privacy on a regular basis, whether it’s Kendall Jenner worrying about her house being broken into or Taylor Swift dealing with stalkers. It’s essential to remember that, while celebrities are very much in the public spotlight, there are some aspects of their lives that should be kept private — and others should respect that.