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The Weeknd Relationship Timeline | Bella Hadid & Selena Gomez

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The Weeknd is known for songs that are both sad and elusive. We can say the same thing about his on-and-off relationships with Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez. After initially connecting with Supermodel Bella Hadid at Coachella in 2015, the couple had multiple makeups and breakups. In fact, they started dating again after The Weeknd’s widely-publicized relationship with Selena Gomez in 2017.

Let us take a look at their past:

Sizzling relationship timeline of The Weeknd

April 2015:  E was very first to break the news of the famous singer and supermodel’s meet up at Coachella, April 2015. A source said:

“The two of them get along really well and like each other’s company. She pretty much enjoys his music too. while the two had been seen with each other before. the music festival actually brought them close.”

Us Weekly also reported the news of them dating. Supermodel Bella and The Weeknd had spent time with Gigi and her former boyfriend, Cody Simpson. The couple went out for a double date with Miley Cyrus and her then-boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger. (how the time actually flies).


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My ❤️s

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October 2015: The Singer later confirmed during a profile with Rolling Stone(a famous American monthly magazine). That he asked Bella to be on the artwork for his album Beauty Behind the Madness. He admitted,

“My motive was literally to work with her,”

However, when she declined,

“I was like, ‘All right, cool—we can meet up face-to-face.’”

September 2015: The couple attended New York Fashion Week, hand in hand.

Family Approves

October 2015: Bella and The Weeknd were in Soho (NYC) alongside Bella’s mother, Yolanda, and sister, Gigi Hadid. It indicated the sign of approval from the family.

In one of the Rolling Stone’s piece, The Weekend mentioned that he bought a very cute Yorkie puppy for Bella’s 19th birthday. She named it “Hendrix”. And that he is probably going to end up taking care of it.


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My new baby Hendrix ……I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3

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During the same interview, he discussed his attraction towards Bella. In fact, the bond she shares with her family and her dedication to work.

“It just kind of fell into my lap.” he said. “If this had happened two years ago—well, she couldn’t.” (Hadid would have been 16.). “But if I’d met someone two years ago, I probably would’ve f***** it up. But I’m more—how do I say it?—clear-thinking now.”

November 2015: Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, and Bella Hadid were seen at the Hard Rock event  in New York

  • November 2015: The Weekend and Selena’s love story began when they both performed at The Victoria’s Secret Show together. The Singer was reportedly seeing Bella Hadid at that time.

December 2015: Bella Hadid was featured in the music video for The Weeknd’s song, In the Night.

Public Outings

February 2016: The couple was seen together at 58th’s Grammy Awards declaring all of their break up rumors false in a major way. They made their red carpet debut together in black, with Bella Hadid sharing the moment on Instagram.


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This is YOUR day baby! I’m so proud of you ❤️I feel so lucky to be by your side 👑

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The beautiful pair got public both on Instagram and the red carpet officially. On the same night, the singer took home his first two Grammy awards. Bella later opened up to Glamour about the evening, explaining:

“It was a big night for him. 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.”

In the same interview, she was asked whether she feels she’s dating Abel or his musical persona, The Weeknd. To which she explained:

“I am dating Abel, I don’t see him as The Weeknd. I am proud of him and the music he makes, but I really love Abel.”


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Happy birthday to the most humble, kind, hard working man I’ve ever known! 1 year and you’re still my favorite person on the planet. You deserve everything great in life❤️🍾🍰

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The Weeknd supports Bella Hadid

March 2016: The Weeknd supported Bella Hadid at Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards.

April 2016: The couple was spotted at the Lakers Game, making sure to give public a few scoops of gossip.

May 2016: The Weeknd and Famous Supermodel Bella Hadid made their debut as a couple on Met Gala, both wearing Givenchy. Super model captioned a photo from the event as “ My ❤…”


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My ❤️…

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When I rock my Givenchy dress…. @givenchyofficial @riccardotisci17 @abelxo

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October 2016: Hadid shared a photo from her tip to Tokyo on Instagram captioned-” Mr. T.”

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The Weeknd was with Bella Hadid on her 20th birthday.


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I know I’m a lil late but I’m still in shock thinking about my birthday this year. I’ve never felt so much love & happiness. Thank u to my baby, my beautiful family and friends for making this surprise so special. This was the best day ever( EVER) .. thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes. I feel so lucky, I can’t believe it 🖤.

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November 2016: About a month later, People ran a report that the couple had broken up because their“schedules didn’t align”. The singer was focusing more on finishing his new album and promoting it.

The Weeknd’s Album Release

The Weeknd’s album “Starboy” was released on 25th November 2016.

Dating with Selena Gomez

January 2017: However, plans for a reconciliation were shattered when The Weeknd was spotted kissing Selena Gomez behind a dumpster outside Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. After which Bella Hadid reportedly unfollowed Selena Gomez on Instagram.

-The couple went on a romantic trip to Italy and were also seen at an Arts Museum, Galleria ‘dell Accademia in Florence.

-Some fans saw them at different places in Venice.

A People’s source explained that while Bella and Weeknd’s breakup was not at all dramatic. Bella was really hurt and angry at Abel. That he moved on too quickly with Selena. In answer to which a few sources close to Selena Gomez clarified the situation. That two of them had met through some friends of Taylor Swift.

March 2017: The Weeknd and Selena Gomez unfollowed Bella Hadid on Instagram. However, they continued following Gigi. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Hadid said a few heart-touching words about her former boyfriend :

“I will always respect him, and I will always love him. Sometimes you want to be sad about it or handle it differently, but at the end of the day, you never want to burn a bridge that you’ve fought so hard to build.”

Bella Hadid unfollows The Weeknd

April 2017:  The super model Bella Hadid quietly un-followed her ex-boyfriend on Instagram.


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September 2017: Weeknd made all of us proud by stepping up to take care of his girlfriend Selena Gomez throughout her Kidney transplantation procedure and asking her not to over exert herself.


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October 2017: A few months later, in an interview with Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Bella’s mother Yolanda was asked if her daughter cared about The Weeknd dating Selena Gomez. To which she answered

“Not anymore, I think.”

A little over a week later, People broke the news that The Weeknd and Gomez had split after dating for almost 10 months. “It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them.” The news of Selena and Bieber’s on and off relationship was also spreading at the same time.

Breakup with Selena Gomez

November 2017: The Weeknd ended things with Selena Gomez and explained it to her that their relationship has totally lost passion so they should call it quits.

Two weeks later, The Weeknd was seen leaving Hadid’s apartment in NYC. However, a source told E! News, Bella, and Weeknd were in contact since he split up with Selena but they were not actually seeing each other. The singer reached out to Bella asking to hang out with him and see where things would actually go. She knew that if they don’t date again, they could at least be really good friends.

April 2018: Cleverr News reported that The Weekend and Bella Hadid were spotted  kissing at Coachella. A few sources also reported that the couple didn’t shy away from showing hot and steamy PDA.

May 2018: There’s no denying that Hadid and The Weeknd kissed at the Magnum x Alexander Wang after-party for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

July 2018: At the end of July (and after several teases on Instagram Stories) Bella and The Weeknd were back together. They also re-followed each other on Instagram. Then E! proclaimed the pair was “exclusively dating” and “in a great place.”

The source further explained, “The Weeknd realized once he started dating around, he is actually still in love with Bella, so they have reconnected again.” In fact, they even made an appearance at Kylie Jenner’s 21st and were seen taking pictures in the photo booth.

The Weeknd & Bella Hadid

October 2018: The couple was spotted again kissing in Soho (NYC) for Bella’s 22nd birthday.


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At the end of October, the couple attended Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party and looked fabulous in Lydia and Beetlejuice costumes from the classic 1998 film.


November 2018: On Victoria’s Secret runway, The Weeknd cheered the model from the front row alongside her mother Yolanda.

Later on Us Weekly reported that the singer asked Bella to move in with in his NYC apartment to which she agreed .


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A big congratulations on an incredible launch of @hxouse You pushed EVERY boundary to make the most perfect creative sanctuary for the artists of our generation to completely THRIVE and be heard !! This was so EPIC to watch unfold !! And I can’t wait to see all of the greatness that comes out of it. I am so inspired and proud of you all! Congrats!! ALSO – PLEASE GO VOTE TODAY!!!!!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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December 2018: The Weeknd was mentioned twice by Bella  in her Vogue “73 Questions” interview. When asked who makes her laugh the hardest and who is the most beautiful person she knows, she answered: her boyfriend, Abel.

February 2019: Abel and Bella were twinning in same camouflage outfits to celebrate his 29th birthday. Hadid captioned photos of them on Instagram.


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1 minute til my favorite day of the year…. @theweeknd

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May 2019: Bella liked a photo of Selena on Instagram, indicating that there is no drama between the two of them.


August 2019: After a few quiet months from the couple, E! reported that The Weeknd and Hadid had broken up again. A source told them:

“They are in different places right now, both physically and mentally. Bella is busy with her upcoming fashion week and The Weeknd is working on his music. The couple haven’t actually spent any time together”.

While a few other sources told a completely different story to Entertainment Tonight, claiming that the couple is still pretty much together. And trying to make things work for them.

October 2019: Rumors of their reconciliation were in the air again. E! reported that Hadid and The Weeknd were back together. Well, he attended her 23rd birthday party in NY. In fact, a source said,

“The Weeknd met up with Bella last night for her third birthday celebration at L’Avenue..”

The source also mentioned that their reconciliation was cooking up from weeks. The couple had been in touch with each other and trying hard to make things normal. Reports also claim that Abel reached out to Bella to actually check up on her. And this time they both are trying to stay away from the spotlight and keep things really private.

The Weeknd is about to release his new album After Hours soon. XO Fans are assuming that the title track “After Hours” is for Bella Hadid. The lyrics prove it too.

We hope they go official once again. And this time, permanently.

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