Kaia Gerber is rumoured to have a new boyfriend, and while it’s not unlike an American model to choose a British beau, we never expected it to be Fenton Merkell, the son of Patsy Palmer, who played Eastenders‘ fiery redhead Bianca Jackson. The worlds of Walford and West LA have come together.
Gerber apparently met 17-year-old Merkell through her mum Cindy Crawford, who became friends with Patsy Palmer when she relocated her family to LA after quitting Eastenders in 2014.
The young couple have modelling in common. While Kaia is making waves with IMG, Fenton is signed up to the Dragonfly management company.
Apparently it’s early days, with a source telling The Sun newspaper, “Fenton and Kaia have been close pals for a while through their mums’ friendship and in recent months it has grown into something more…It’s very early days but they have grown close and seem very happy together.”
Watch this space.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK