Bella Hadid and Ex The Weeknd Are "Hanging Out": Remembering Their Romance

E! News learned this week that the two exes have been "hanging out" again, and though they aren't official, their feelings for each other are still very much there

By Corinne Heller Nov 16, 2017 10:21 PMTags

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's recent reunion got us all nostalgic...over a time not very long ago.

Almost exactly one year ago, E! News learned that the two had split after dating on and off for more than a year. In recent days, which come a few weeks after The Weeknd's breakup from Selena Gomez, the 27-year-old "Starboy" singer (real name Abel Tesfaye) has been spotted hanging out separately with a few famous women, including Bella. He was photographed leaving her apartment on Tuesday.

Multiple sources confirmed to E! News on Wednesday that Bella, 21, and her The Weeknd have been "hanging out" again and that the two still love each other.

"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," one source said. 

Romance Rumors

The Weeknd and Bella first sparked romance rumors in May 2015. "They have many things in common and really enjoyed each other's company," a source told E! News at the time. "She loves his music as well. They are hanging out for sure now."

Happy Birthday, Bella!

The two walked hand-in-hand after leaving Bella's birthday party in Oct. 2015.

Taking a Break

"Bella and The Weeknd have taken a break," a source told E! News in Dec. 2015. "Their schedules got very busy and it really cut into there relationship. They are still in each other's lives though, just not in the same exclusive capacity."

Reunited for Red Carpet Debut

By Feb. 2016, Bella and The Weeknd had reunited. The supermodel even supported the superstar singer at the 2016 Grammys, making their official red carpet debut at the major music event. "This is YOUR day baby! I'm so proud of you," Bella wrote on Instagram at the time. "I feel so lucky to be by your side."

Coachella PDA

The couple packed on the PDA at the California desert music festival in April 2016.

Met Gala Moment

Bella and The Weeknd posed for photos on the red carpet at 2016's Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Break Up No. 2

In Nov. 2016, E! News learned that the couple had called it quits once again.

2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Awkward! Shortly after their split was revealed, Bella walked the runway as Abel performed at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Selena Gomez Romance

In Jan. 2017, The Weeknd's romance with Selena Gomez was revealed to the world when they were spotted kissing. The duo dated for 10 months before calling it quits in Oct. 2017.

Back On?

The Weeknd was photographed leaving Bella's New York City apartment building in Nov. 2017, sparking rumors of a reconciliation.

Cozying Up at Cannes

In May 2018, the model and the music artist packed on a little PDA while attending the Magnum VIP Party in Cannes.

"Exclusively" Back Together

In July 2018, sources confirmed to E! News that Bella and Abel were "exclusively dating and are in a great place."

Birthday Celebrations

In Oct. 2018, Abel celebrated Bella's birthday by sharing never-before-seen PDA photos with his leading lady.


In Feb. 2019, the couple wore matching camo outfits for his birthday party.

Split News

A source told E! News in Aug. 2019 that Bella and Abel had split. "They are in different places right now, physically and mentally," the insider shared. "Abel is working on his new album and the distance has been an issue for them. Both Bella and Abel have been back and forth from LA and NYC, but at opposite times."

"They have been arguing a lot recently, and haven't spent quality time together in months," the source added. "They hope to get back together at one point but for now are focusing on themselves and their projects."

When they were together, Bell and the Weeknd were occasionally seen on the red carpet at lavish celebrity events, such as the Grammys and the Met Gala They enjoyed watching basketball games together. They were spotted on dinner dates. They showed PDA at Coachella.

The Weeknd is notoriously private and rarely discusses his private life with the press or on social media. Bella opened up about their breakup in an interview with Teen Vogue, published this past February, a month after he was first spotted with Selena.

"It was my first breakup—or second, next to the horse—and so public," she said. "As an outsider, you might think I handled it so well, but it's always in your heart, and you always feel it very'll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you have to pull through."

The Weeknd and Bella had remained friendly in the months following their split. A few weeks after it was made public, the model walked the runway at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, while the singer performed onstage. A photo of Bella passing by The Weeknd went viral and spurred memes.

"There is no awkwardness," Bella told E! News before the show. "He is my best friend."

She and The Weeknd would go on to cross paths, or nearly cross paths, a few more times over the next few months, including after he stepped out with Selena.

That month, The Weeknd performed at a memorial concert in honor of A$AP Yams, while Bella attended the show.

In February, Bella was in Paris for Paris Fashion Week and The Weeknd and Selena were in town as well. They were seen leaving a hotel located a few blocks away from another one where Bella was spotted. Two days later, it was déjà vu all over again when Bella and The Weeknd crossed paths on the runway. Unlike the 2016 Victoria's Fashion Show, where the two shared eye contact, Bella kept her gaze straight as she walked the runway.

In May, Selena and The Weeknd arrived at the 2017 Met Ball together, while Bella attended the event as well. The three were not photographed together. Bella and The Weeknd were each other's dates at the 2016 event.

In October, Bella's mother and former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid was asked on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live if her daughter cared that her ex was dating Selena.

"Not anymore, I think," Yolanda said.

It was revealed in late October that The Weeknd and Selena had broken up after dating for about 10 months. Days earlier, Selena and her ex Justin Bieber sparked romance rumors when they were spotted hanging out. In the weeks following her split from The Weeknd, she and Justin were seen hanging out more often. On Wednesday, they were photographed kissing.

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