Bella Hadid finally made a reappearance on The Weeknd’s Instagram, and it happened to be right on Selena Gomez’s birthday. Coincidence? You decide.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel, were together for about a year until they broke up in 2016. The Weeknd then dated Selena Gomez for a few months before they broke up and she reunited with Justin Bieber. Since then, Hadid has been seen spending time with The Weeknd again, though both of them have stayed quiet about their rekindled relationship.
The two are currently spending time in Tokyo, Japan. On Sunday, they went to the Robot Restaurant together, a famous dinner-theatre experience where performers in various robot-themed costumes dance around under bright lights and lasers. Abel took to social media to share some of his experiences from the night, and Bella featured in the content. He also then took to the caption of a picture of himself with friends Reza Fahim and La Mar Taylor to give Bella photography credits.
Fans immediately jumped on board to point out that it could not have been a coincidence that Abel chose to post about Bella on the same day as his ex-flame Selena Gomez’s birthday, 22 July. Most fans think the singer was extremely hurt when Gomez left him for Justin Bieber, and that some of the sadder songs in his new album My Dear Melancholy were about her as well. They therefore felt that him posting about Bella on Selena’s birthday was a direct attack at the latter and they did not appreciate it.
They took to the comments underneath his post to criticize the timing of his post.
Bella and Abel were first linked together at a 2018 Cannes Film Festival party. They were seen kissing and it was assumed that the two had reconciled after the latters failed relationship with Gomez. The two later attended a movie screening together and were also seen looking cozy in Paris.
A source told E! in May, “Abel and Bella never lost touch and always reconnect when they are in the same places. Bella has always had strong feelings for Abel. He is definitely dating around, but him and Bella are always flirty and spend time together when they see each other. Especially when they are out partying.”
Despite Hadid’s appearance on Abel’s Instagram, neither of them have taken to social media to comment on their relationship.