Fans may be buzzing over the idea of a hypothetical romance between The Weeknd, 30, and Rosalia, 27, but the rumors aren’t affecting Bella Hadid, 24. “Bella’s not really concerned one way or another what is or isn’t going on with Abel’s love life,” a source close to Bella, who is referring to The Weeknd’s real name (Abel Tesfaye), EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. The speculation about Abel’s aforementioned love life began when he starred in a passionate music video with Rosalia for a remix to his hit song, “Blinding Lights,” which dropped on Dec. 3 (see below).
In the video, Abel seductively wrapped his arms around the Spanish pop star, a pose that he copied in this steamy photo. This of course got fans talking, as you can see below! However, Bella “knows the name of the game and understands that his form of expression is through his music,” our source tells us. “Rosalia is gorgeous and Bella knows there will always be fan speculation regardless of who he works with.”
There’s reason Bella knows fan speculation concerning Abel’s dating life will always be rampant. “They have a long history and spent a big chunk of their lives together,” our source further explains. “That will never change and she knows they learned a lot from each other through their relationship. Bella is focused on her own life and doesn’t spend her time prying into his.”
So, with that said, it was purely coincidental that Bella shared a steamy video of herself right after her ex starred in a steamy video with Rosalia. “Bella had no intention of sending any message to Abel when she posted that Instagram video,” our source clarifies, referring to the video of Bella giving off sultry vibes in a lacy black bra from La Perla on Dec. 4 — a day after Abel’s video with Rosalia was released. She even captioned the sexy clip with a flirtatious caption: “Baby you remind me of my dreams.”
However, “Bella is a supermodel and anybody who follows her on social media knows she’s very confident and comfortable with posting content that she feels empowers her,” our source adds. “She’s a consummate professional and doesn’t use social media as a tool for anything other than to build her brand and spread positivity.”
While Bella is living her best life as a single and empowered woman, fans are dying to know if Abel’s relationship with Rosalia is more than professional. “Are Rosalia and The Weeknd dating?? Or just doing a collab? I need answers!,” one fan asked on Twitter, while another fan went ahead and tweeted, “Im convinced the weeknd and rosalia are dating.” A third fan even wrote, “@theweeknd ur dating rosalia admit it.”
Are Rosalia and The Weeknd dating?? Or just doing a collab? I need answers!
— Priscilla. (@MissPris_73) December 3, 2020
Despite the many assumptions, Abel has not entered a public relationship with anyone since reportedly splitting from Bella, again, in Aug. 2019. Like our insider mentioned, Bella and Abel have a long history together. They were first romantically linked together after Coachella in 2015, and although they split by the fall of 2016, they reunited (temporarily) in 2018.