- Bella Hadid and The Weeknd began dating in 2015.
- The two reportedly broke up in November 2016, but they reunited in 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Recently, the pair has gotten back together.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, certainly aren’t shy when it comes to their relationship. The couple has been vocal about their love for one another on social media and they reportedly recently leased a penthouse together.
Here’s a timeline of Bella Hadid and Abel Tesfaye’s relationship.
May 2015: Sources confirmed Hadid and Tesfaye were dating.
Hadid and Tesfaye were allegedly first spotted together in April 2015. Tesfaye was performing at the Coachella music festival at the time and he supposedly spent a lot of his downtime with Hadid.
“They were hanging out in Coachella and were flirting lots,” a source told E! News. “They have many things in common and really enjoyed each other’s company. She loves his music as well. They are hanging out for sure now.”
July 2015: Tesfaye alluded to Hadid in an interview.
During a New York Times interview with Tesfaye, the interviewer mentioned the “quick kiss” Hadid gave the rapper before his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.
When asked if he was in love, Tesfaye gave a conflicting answer.
“I don’t know, to be honest with you,” he said. “I don’t think so. Maybe. It’s no, it’s yes, it’s maybe.”
September 12, 2015: Hadid and Tesfaye held hands at New York Fashion Week.
October 9, 2015: Tesfaye bought Hadid a puppy for her birthday.
The couple celebrated Hadid’s birthday alongside her mother, Yolanda, and her sister, Gigi.
February 15, 2016: Hadid and Tesfaye made their red carpet debut.
Hadid and Tesfaye made their red carpet debut as a couple in February 2016. The pair showed up to the 58th Grammy Awards hand-in-hand, both donning head-to-toe black.
Hadid later revealed to Glamour that it was an exciting night for the both of them.
“It was a big night for him,” she told the publication. “He has worked so hard, and he did so well that night. As a girlfriend, I wanted to be there to support him. Seeing him so happy when he won a Grammy made me so happy.”
May 2, 2016: Hadid and Tesfaye attended the Met Gala together.
Hadid and Tesfaye took their fashion game to a new level at the 2016 Met Gala. The pair showed up wearing matching black Givenchy ensembles, which was their interpretation of that year’s theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
August 2016: Hadid talked about Tesfaye in an interview.
In an interview with Glamour, Hadid finally opened up about her relationship with Tesfaye. The 22-year-old admitted that she thinks about him when she’s modelling and she made it clear that The Weeknd and Abel are two separate identities.
“I’m dating Abel,” she said. “I don’t see him as The Weeknd. I’m proud of The Weeknd and the music he makes, but I really love Abel.”
November 2016: Hadid and Tesfaye reportedly went their separate ways.
After a year and a half of dating, People reported that Hadid and Tesfaye decided to go their separate ways.
According to their source, the two were struggling to coordinate their conflicting schedules and Tesfaye wanted to focus on making his next album.
“They still have a great deal of love for one another and will remain friends,” the source told People.
November 30, 2016: They literally crossed paths during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Just weeks after news of their split was made public, Hadid and Tesfaye saw each other again at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Hadid was walking in the show and Tesfaye was one of the performers.
“This is his second year performing, and I think he’s going to kill it,” she said. “There is no awkwardness. He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his performance.”
January 10, 2017: Tesfaye was spotted kissing Selena Gomez.
Shortly after the new year began, People reported that Tesfaye was photographed having a few PDA moments with Selena Gomez. Dating rumours began to surface.
According to Cosmo’s reports, Hadid unfollowed Gomez on Instagram shortly after the photos were released. Hadid then posted a photo of herself giving the camera the middle finger just a few days later – she didn’t write a caption but some speculated it was directed at Gomez.
Shortly after, Gomez and Tesfaye’s relationship went fairly public.
October 30, 2017: After months of dating, Tesfaye and Gomez reportedly split.
November 14, 2017: Tesfaye visited Hadid’s apartment.
A few weeks after his breakup with Gomez, Tesfaye was photographed making a visit to Hadid’s apartment. Multiple sources confirmed to E! News that the two were apparently “hanging out” again, but they weren’t officially back together.
“Abel reached out to Bella asking to hang out and catch up, and she decided to see him and see where things go,” one source said. “She knows that if they don’t date again, they can at least be good friends.”
May 2018: Hadid and Tesfaye cozied up in Cannes.
Hadid and Tesfaye were photographed kissing during a party in Cannes, France. According to People, the model and the musician sat next to each other during a screening at the Cannes Film Festival the next day.
June 2018: Hadid and Tesfaye spend time together in Paris.
A few weeks after the Cannes Film Festival, Hadid and Tesfaye were spotted in Paris together. According to Entertainment Tonight, they were seen getting drinks at a local restaurant and walking around the city with their arms around each other.
July 2018: Hadid and Tesfaye reportedly get back together.
After Hadid and Tesfaye were spotted hanging out in Tokyo, E! News sources confirmed that the two were back together.
According to sources, the two had never really gotten over each other.
“Everyone around them always knew it was a matter of time and knew the undeniable bond that they had when they were together,” one source said. “They always drifted back in the same places, so it was a matter of time before they decided to commit to each other again.
October 9, 2018: Tesfaye helped throw a surprise birthday party for Hadid.
Hadid spent her 22nd birthday with Tesfaye, who took her around NYC before bringing her to her surprise birthday party.
The model later shared a series of photos from the party on Instagram and she thanked her “baby” for making the surprise so special.
October 24, 2018: Sources reported that Hadid and Tesfaye signed a lease for a penthouse in NYC.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel gained two new neighbours when Hadid and Tesfaye reportedly signed a lease for a penthouse in their building.
Both the New York Post and TMZ reported that the couple signed a lease for a $US60,000-per-month penthouse in NYC, complete with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a private outdoor area.
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