Is The Weeknd Single? Take a Look Back at His Dating History
The singer had been dating Bella Hadid on and off, but are they back on again? Or is The Weeknd dating Angelina Jolie in 2021? Here's what we know.
Who is The Weekend Dating? We know that The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) and Bella Hadid started dating back in 2015 and that they broke up over a year later. We also know that his famous rebound sparked a pretty big feud before they got back together.
But what is their relationship status now? Have they called it quits again, or are they still going strong? Let's look at their relationship history.
Bella and The Weeknd first met in May 2015.
The two first met at Coachella and they had instant chemistry. One source said: “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."
Just a few weeks after they first met, it was confirmed that the two were officially dating.
The Weeknd and Bella happily held hands at Fashion Week.
Both of them were all smiles when they stepped out together in black for Fashion Week. They sat together in the front row and they held hands again when they left. This was just a few weeks after Abel did his interview with The New York Times, where he admitted he wasn't sure if he was in love.
He said: "I don't know, to be honest with you. I don't think so. Maybe. It's no, it's yes, it's maybe."
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid made their red carpet debut in 2016.
On Feb. 15, 2016, they attended the 58th Grammy Awards together. When Bella was asked why they chose that moment to make their grand debut as a couple, she explained: "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 another interview, she gushed, adding, "I'm dating Abel. I don't see him as The Weeknd. I'm proud of The Weeknd and the music he makes, but I really love Abel."
However, in November 2016, the couple announced their breakup.
Only two weeks after their split, they ran into each other once again at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, where The Weeknd had to perform and Bella modeled. Fans assumed that it was super awkward for them both, but Bella clarified: "There is no awkwardness. He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his performance.”
After the event, on Instagram, she shared: “Thank you @theweeknd for being the best and most incredible performer on the planet. You KILLED it, as always.”
The Weeknd dated Selena Gomez in January 2017.
By January 2017, Abel was spotted making out with Selena Gomez in Santa Monica. Shortly after the news got out, Bella unfollowed Selena on Instagram and then shared a photo of herself giving the middle finger, which fans took to mean that she wasn't happy about the news.
One source confirmed that she was actually concerned for Abel. They said: “Bella has reached out to Abel a few times and told him Selena is using him. He thinks she’s just jealous and isn’t listening to her.”
The Weeknd and Selena broke up in October 2017.
After just a few months together, they called it quits in October 2017. But only weeks after the news of their breakup came out, Bella was seen visiting Abel's apartment. According to sources, they were on good terms again, but they weren't necessarily dating.
One person shared: "Abel reached out to Bella asking to hang out and catch up, and she decided to see him and see where things go. She knows that if they don't date again, they can at least be good friends."
The Weeknd and Bella were on and off for a while after he dated Selena.
They didn't confirm that they were back together right away, but they were spotted hanging out and kissing on multiple occasions since April 2018. Not only were they seen showing PDA at Coachella, but they were also spotted kissing at a party in Cannes, France.
It wasn't until July 2019, when they were seen on a date in Tokyo, that it was confirmed they got back together.
This time, they didn't bother to hide the fact that they'd reunited. They openly shared PDA pics and romantic gestures on social media, and things seemed to be going pretty strong once again.
Sadly, the couple seems to have called it quits. Fans suspected as much when the adorable PDA pics died down and Bella showed up to the 2019 Met Gala without Abel.
Bella and The Weeknd officially split up in November 2019.
The couple sadly broke up in November 2019, after dating for a little over a year. A source revealed that the reason for the breakup was their conflicting schedules.
They said: “Their schedules have been too hard to coordinate and he is focusing on finishing and promoting his album. They still have a great deal of love for one another and will remain friends.”
Is The Weeknd dating anyone in 2021?
In July 2021, The Weeknd was spotted out at dinner with none other than Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. Yes, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie.
The pair reportedly spent a few hours inside a popular Los Angeles restaurant before leaving in separate cars. While it could have been strictly a business meeting — The Weeknd has been trying to get into acting — rumors are swirling that Angelina is finally moving on from her ex Brad Pitt.
The Weeknd opened up about his private life in early 2020 and revealed he was pretty much single.
"I spend most of my days alone now,” he told CR Men. “I don’t like to leave my house too much. It’s a gift and a curse but it helps me give undivided attention to my work. I enjoy being a workaholic, I think, or I’m just addicted to it. Even when I’m not working I’m always somehow still working. It distracts from the loneliness, I guess."
But maybe that's all changing now that he's been seen at dinner with Angelina Jolie.