Who Is Bebe Rexha Dating? Alleged "Fat-Shaming" Texts From Her Partner Sparked Internet Debate


Jul. 17 2023, Updated 12:02 p.m. ET

Bebe Rexha attends the amfAR Cannes Gala 2023 where guests sipped Clase Azul Tequila at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2023 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Clase Azul Tequila)
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Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha has been on a winning streak since she found success in 2013 with a songwriting credit on Eminem and Rihanna's smash hit "The Monster." She went on to establish her skills as a vocalist the following year on G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I" and released her debut album in 2018. And she's kept the hits coming since.

But with all that success comes questions about the "I'm Good (Blue)" artist's personal life.

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More specifically, fans want to know if she's single or in a relationship.

On that note — who is Bebe dating? Let's get into it.

Bebe Rexha attends the Grammy Awards, 2020.
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Who is Bebe Rexha dating?

Bebe was first linked to filmmaker Keyan Safyari in March 2020. But in July 2023, reports circulated that the two had seemingly broken up — with one of the causes appearing to be his alleged comments about her weight. (More on that in a moment.)

Who is Keyan exactly? Well, he has worked on projects including The Bachelorette; So You Think You Can Dance; MasterChef; the Emmy and Grammy awards; and Bebe's 2023 music video for her single "Satellite" with Snoop Dogg. Keyan's role rotates between producer, camera operator, and other roles based on the project.

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In October 2020, Bebe gushed to Entertainment Tonight about her love life: "We like this guy. I think this is a good one. He's a very good one. This guy is special. He's loving, he takes care of me, he's understanding of my career and what I do. My family loves him. He's just honestly an amazing person, and he makes me happy! It just feels right."

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Bebe also admitted at the time that she wanted to keep more of her relationships private in the age of social media, which is part of the reason her track "Baby, I'm Jealous" came about.

Talking about a previous relationship, she explained: "It's tough in relationships to be on social media ... other females, you get them in your head, and you get a little insecure. I just saw likes and messages and comments, and I was like, 'Ugh, why? What don't I have that she has?' Like, this guy that I'm dating, why is he flirting with her?"

In July 2023, Bebe made headlines when she apparently posted an alleged screenshot of a text from Keyan. In the text, Keyan referred to Bebe's weight.

“Hey. I never said you weren’t beautiful and I never said I didn’t love you," the text read. "In fact I said how beautiful you are and how much I loved you."

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The text went on: "But I always said I would be honest with you and your face was changing so I told you it was ... that was the conversation we were having and you asked. Because I care, would you rather I lied to you? You gained 35 pounds obviously you gained weight and your face changes? Should I just pretend it didn’t happen and that it’s ok?"

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"Come on I gain 3 pounds and you call me chubbs and fat. Doesn’t mean you don’t love me," the text continued. "If you’re trying to find reasons to break up this makes sense ... but it’s not the real reason. If you’re unhappy with me/yourself/with life and don’t see a future with us then that’s ok and that’s the reason. Don’t use something like that to weaponize your anger or anxiety or any insecurity you may have."

The text ended with: "You know I always found you to be beautiful and loved you no matter what. think it’s important for you to think about things and write things down, speak to a therapist and do this retreat thing to get to the root of the problem. Let me know if you’d like to speak if you need more clarity. Love you.”

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Folks online were quick to share their opinions. Many called it "fat-shaming."

"Am I in the minority here? I found his #text to be very respectful. Plus, she mocks him when he puts on a few pounds. I love me some Bebe Rexha, but I think this is a bit off base/hypocritical, thoughts? #fatshaming," one person tweeted.

"Keyan, you are a huge disappointment," someone else tweeted.

Either way, it looks like Bebe and Keyan have split.

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