The Weeknd just released his fourth studio album, “After Hours.” And it’s filled with references about a certain ex-girlfriend (and we’re not talking about Selena Gomez).
Bella Hadid appears to be the muse behind this album. No surprise there! The couple dated on and off for almost three years.
While they’re not together right now, it’s clear The Weeknd misses his relationship with the model. And considering their past, maybe there’s a chance the two will find their way back to each other.
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid were rumored to be an item after they were seen together at Coachella in 2015.
A source told E!, “They were hanging out in Coachella and were flirting lots. 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.”
However, a couple of months later, the musician confused fans when he spoke about his feelings for the model.
In an interview with The New York Times, The Weeknd was asked whether he was in love and his answer was a little inconsistent.
“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.”
His words didn’t seem to ruin their relationship. Later that year, the couple proudly left Alexander Wang’s fashion show walking hand in hand.
At the end of 2015, Hadid even appeared in his music video for the song “In the Night.” But, it was around this time the couple decided to split up.
According to a source, their busy schedules got in the way of their relationship.
“They are still in each other’s lives though, just not in the same exclusive capacity,” the source added.
By February 2016, the pair was back on. They even walked the Grammy red carpet together!
A few months later, the couple proved they were still going strong when they arrived at the Met Gala together. Unfortunately, things took a turn and they split up (again) in November 2015.
Their split came a month before Bella and The Weeknd both appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
After the show, there were rumors of a reconciliation. But those rumors were shut down when The Weeknd was seen kissing Selena Gomez. The couple confirmed their relationship and dated for about 10 months.
Two weeks after his breakup with Selena, The Weeknd was seen leaving Bella’s apartment.
In April 2018 they were officially back together. But things got confusing in August 2019. There were reports the two had broken up, and reports they were going through a rough patch. Either way, their relationship ended that summer.
Since then, we haven’t heard too much about the pair. But fans were quick to point out all the many references to Hadid in The Weeknd’s new album.
And according to a source at Us Weekly, Bella “still has feelings for The Weeknd and there’s always a possibility that they will get back together down the line, but for right now, she’s single.”