The Weeknd hit the town with Simi Khadra on Feb. 2, and she happens to be a friend of his ex, Bella Hadid. In photos you can see here, the musician, 31, and the DJ, 29, were spotted out in West Hollywood leaving Sunset Tower hotel after an intimate dinner date. According to the Daily Mail, the pair were first linked as an item last April, and Bella reportedly unfollowed them on social media soon thereafter, causing many to wonder what might be going down behind-the-scenes.
Simi, who is one half of a DJ act with her sister, Haze Khadra, known as Simi and Haze, was also seen last month at The Weeknd’s album release party at Delilah in West Hollywood. So what’s going on? Are they dating?
Although the two have been spotted out and about together on a number of occasions, a source close to the pair tells HollywoodLife, “They’re definitely not dating — they’ve been friends for years”.
Plus, the “Blinding Lights” singer was notably linked to actress Angelina Jolie last year, and more speculation arose after he released a song about dating a “movie star” on January 7. Following the release of the sexy track, a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife that the “I Feel It Coming” hitmaker — real name Abel Tesfaye — is really into the Oscar winner, 46.
“Abel is very enamored with Angelina,” the insider began. “The times he has hung out with her, they have had some very deep conversations as they both are very interesting and unique people who dive into the seriousness of life and really enjoy making a change.”
The source went on to say that The Weeknd is interested in film work, which is another passion he shares with the actress/director. As for being a committed couple … the jury is still out on that. “He has gained a great friendship with Angie and has met her kids, but it has been very much on the up and up when it comes to a full-on relationship as it has been friendly and business only. It would be very premature to say that they both are a couple as Angelina is more focused on her family right now.”