The Weeknd has never shied away from his love life, having previously dated Bella Hadid on-and-off for many years. But with the Canadian singer, born Abel Tesfaye, appearing to diss Hadid in one of his new songs from his recent release Dawn FM, fans of the star are trying to discover whether he has indeed moved on with someone else.
The Weeknd’s latest album marks the fifth studio album for the singer, and features the likes of Jim Carrey, Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator. His newest album has already generated a strong reaction with fans, who flocked to Twitter to speculate who the lyrics were about.
Who is The Weeknd’s girlfriend?
At the time of writing, The Weeknd has not been confirmed to be dating anyone at the moment.
However, fans have speculated that they have proof that Tesfaye and Angelia Jolie are dating.
The unlikely pair sent fans into a frenzy after they were spotted out together on multiple dinner dates last year.
His song Here We Go... Again went viral on Twitter for its suggestive mentions of Abel’s relationship with that very “movie star”. The song further sparked rumours with the lyrics: “You weren’t touched by a man in so long. ‘Cause the last time it was way too strong,” he sang, possibly referring to Jolie’s high-profile split and domestic violence accusation against Brad Pitt.
What is The Weeknd’s dating history?
In 2015, E! Reported that The Weeknd and Bella Hadid were dating after they were spotted “hanging out in Coachella and were flirting lots.” The source also reported to the publication that although the pair had met before, the festival was "where they really clicked."
In September of that year, the rumored couple solidified their relationship by leaving New York Fashion Week holding hands. But by December of the same year, the pair were reported to be on a break, with a source telling E!: "Their schedules got very busy, and it really cut into their relationship. They are still in each other's lives though, just not in the same exclusive capacity."
By February 2016, the lovebirds were back on and shared their red carpet debut at The Grammys, where The Weeknd swept up two awards of his own. Then, in November People magazine reported that they were well and truly off. “Their schedules have been too hard to coordinate and he is focusing on finishing and promoting his album,” a source said to the outlet.
At the end of the month, The Weeknd performed on the same Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show stage that Hadid was modeling on, and that awkward moment indeed ensued. When Hadid was asked about the situation, she told E! News: "This is his second year performing, and I think he's going to kill it. There is no awkwardness. He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his performance."
By January 2017, The Weeknd was spotted with Selena Gomez, and Hadid unfollowed the Lose You To Love Me singer on Instagram. After 10 months of dating, The Weeknd and Gomez called it quits, and The Weeknd was then seen leaving Hadid’s apartment two weeks later.
In 2018, Us Weekly reported that Hadid and Gomez were back on, and kissing at Coachella. The Weeknd performed a set at the festival, including an emotional performance of Call Out My Name, which fans believed to be about Gomez - thanks to the heartfelt lyrics: “I said I didn't feel 'nothing baby, but I lied / I almost cut a piece of myself for your life,” where fans speculated he was recounting Gomez’s kidney transplant.
One year later, in August 2019, E! reported that The Weeknd and Hadid had broken things off once again. A source said to the publication: "They are in different places right now, physically and mentally. Bella is prepping for her fashion week commitments and Abel is working on his music and his upcoming acting debut."
However, a source told Entertainment Tonight a different version of events, stating that the couple "haven't broken up, but are working through things like normal couples do." The couple were not spotted together around that time, aside from a reported run-in at a club.
In October 2019, E! reported that Hadid and The Weeknd got back together for her 23rd birthday. But by 2020, although a source told Us Weekly that Hadid and The Weeknd were “in touch” with one another, they seemed to have parted ways for good.