Gia worked on the West Beverly Blaze with fellow student Navid Shirazi, a reporter. She later bumped into Adrianna Tate-Duncan at her Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, which began a friendship between them.
While at a party, Adrianna kissed Gia to help make Gia's ex-girlfriend jealous. This led to Gia telling Adrianna that she had developed feelings for her. Adrianna and Gia had an argument because of Adrianna inviting Navid to a party. Laurel Copper, who signs Adrianna to her music label, told Adrianna to follow her heart. Adrianna later arrived at Gia's place to find out that Gia had slept with her ex-girlfriend Alexa.
- Gia and Adrianna's relationship was founded to be unpopular with fans. The writers ended the relationship in Another, Another Chance.