Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Relationship Timeline

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s (whose actual identify is Abel Tesfaye) breakup was reported in October 2017 after practically 10 months of courting. Theirs was a relationship of worldwide PDA, candy Instagram tales in regards to the different, and a lot extra. Right here, a glance again from begin to end, together with Instagram drama with Bella Hadid and the songs he could have written about Gomez.

January 2017

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are photographed making out simply two months after he broke up with Bella Hadid.

The 2 begin following one another on Instagram, then go on trip to Italy collectively (Florence and Venice particularly).

There, The Weeknd places the primary shot of Gomez in his Instagram story:


And Gomez places a video of The Weeknd on her ‘gram, although she deletes it hours later. Fan accounts saved a receipt:

They’re additionally shot exhibiting a variety of PDA over dinner:


In the meantime, The Weeknd’s ex, Bella Hadid, promptly unfollows Gomez on Instagram the day after the preliminary makeout pictures of Gomez and The Weeknd come out. (The Weeknd and Gomez unfollow Hadid later in March.)

February 2017

At this level, the pair is extra refined about their relationship standing. Gomez reportedly paid $30,000 for The Weeknd’s Dave & Buster celebration, though she was in New York Metropolis on the precise day for work. Gomez likes The Weeknd’s birthday Instagram:

On her personal Instagram, Gomez is caught sporting The Weeknd’s garments, a refined nod they’re collectively. Right here, his jean jacket:

Round Valentine’s Day, the paparazzi pictures the 2 making out on a yacht in California. The Weeknd resumes his tour, and Gomez is noticed out at his live performance in Amsterdam on the 24th. In March and April, Gomez continues to comply with The Weeknd to his exhibits. She goes to over 10 totally different nations with him (Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the U.S., Canada, Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina), and three continents.

March 2017

Gomez and The Weeknd go on an aquarium date at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on a visit there collectively. The Weeknd posts a video of Gomez on his Insta story, then formally provides her to his grid.

She likes the publish:


In the meantime, The Weeknd releases a music with Nav that appears to have a pointed message to Gomez’s ex Justin Bieber, who had been publicly petty about Gomez and Tesfaye’s relationship. A number of the verses appear to perhaps be about Tesfaye stealing Gomez from Bieber, together with:

I believe your woman, suppose your woman, fell in love with meShe say my f–ok and my tongue recreation a treatment


Oh yeah, yeah, I simply hit a lick and I do know you feelin’ a way(nah, nah nah nah, nah nah nah)I simply took that chick, and I do know you feelin’ a way, oh yeahShe simply need a n–a like me, you feelin’ a way, method, method, yeahShe simply need a n–a like me, I play no gamesApril 2017

The 2 are filmed making out at Coachella:

And Gomez posts her Instagram official shot of the 2. The Weeknd, in fact, likes it:


On April 27th, an Entry Hollywood reporter tactfully asks Gomez, who mentioned earlier within the yr she’s going to by no means focus on her love life publicly, about The Weeknd. Gomez offers her first little interview on him.

Liz Hernandez: I do know you are taking over the Discussion board at the moment. Are you gonna be right here this weekend for The Weeknd?Selena Gomez: Ha, I’d!Hernandez: I hope to see you, woman. I’ll be right here.Gomez: Properly, good. You are gonna like it. You are gonna like it!Might 2017

Gomez and Tesfaye make their pink carpet debut on the Met Gala. They’re all PDA, inside and on the pink carpet:

E! studies on the pink carpet itself, Gomez was overheard whispering “I like you” in The Weeknd’s ear. They posed proper earlier than The Weeknd’s ex Bella Hadid’s mother, Yolanda, and brother, Anwar, arrived.

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Throughout a radio interview on the finish of the month with Miami’s Energy 96.5 FM, Gomez talks about how she goes all in with boyfriends (and on this case, Tesfaye). “I am the sort of woman that loves tremendously massive,” she mentioned. “I simply have at all times been that woman. I’ll give my coronary heart and my soul to the person who I like. It is simply how I function. With that comes quite a bit, ya know? Clearly you perceive.”

June 2017

Gomez says throughout a radio interview that The Weeknd will not be influencing any of her music. “No, I believe for me I prefer to preserve that actually separate,” Gomez tells host Zach Sang. “I really feel like for thus lengthy, I believe , being a younger girl, I have been single I imply for like, 4 years? I believe it is so necessary and I spent a lot time ensuring that the whole lot that I do, I do for myself. In order a lot as that has been inspiring as a result of I like to be impressed by folks that I do love and care about, however I am a giant advocate on ensuring that I am doing it for me. As a result of the second I begin doing one thing as a result of I am influenced by another person, whoever it could be, it simply would not work out so consider it or not, I preserve that very, very separate, which is sweet.”

On June sixth, Gomez and Tesfaye have a well-documented date night time at Rao’s restaurant in East Harlem. Gomez tags The Weeknd in her outfit shot for the night time:


And he is photographed checking her out as they arrive on the restaurant:

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The 2 have a second date night time in New York Metropolis the subsequent day (Tesfaye is on the town performing).


He posts a shot of Gomez on his ‘gram. Gomez’s assistant leaves a joke within the feedback:


On June 12th, Gomez tells Seacrest throughout a radio interview why she and Tesfaye went public. “It is actually onerous after I would wish to spend a lot time hiding issues. It is an excessive amount of stress, and I believe everybody will get over the whole lot finally. I simply wish to be glad. If that is me simply being myself, then I do not actually care.”

July 2017

The Weeknd flies 11.5 hours to be with Gomez for her 25th birthday after his Paris present (Gomez celebrates her birthday in L.A.). On his Instagram story, he posts a shot that claims “”on my strategy to you.” “Abel’s on his method residence…” she introduced with a smile on her Instagram Dwell of her preliminary celebration night time.

They’re photographed the subsequent day having lunch collectively:

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And dinner:

And the subsequent night time, Gomez and The Weeknd are photographed assembly one another out after Gomez begins the night time along with her pals (they hearken to The Weeknd’s music, clearly):

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August 2017

Gomez opens up about The Weeknd in her September interview with InStyle when requested whether or not she’s pleased with him. “I actually am. It is nice,” she began. “[But] I do not depend upon one space of my life to make me glad. It is actually necessary for me to like and nourish my family and friends and to ensure that I by no means get influenced by a man. I’ve needed to be in a powerful headspace for years, and I actually wasn’t. Earlier than, I used to be so younger and simply influenced, and I would really feel insecure. You need somebody so as to add to your life, to not full you, if that is smart. I am fortunate as a result of he is extra of a finest pal than the rest.”

Each The Weeknd and Gomez have September problem covers, they usually assist the opposite’s by posting it on their Instagram story.


The Weeknd posted a shot from her editorial:


Later that month, the 2 are noticed being PDAy on a Disneyland date:

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And The Weeknd and Gomez doc his try to show her video video games:


September 2017

Gomez posts a photograph of a date night time with The Weeknd on her Instagram that seems to be the identical one which’s her cellphone background. He likes it:


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The 2 are noticed enjoying with puppies and later Gomez buys one, which she names Charlie:

A supply tells ET that the 2 live collectively in New York Metropolis in a “a low-rise luxurious constructing within the coronary heart of [Greenwich] Village” that they are renting whereas Gomez is capturing her Woody Allen movie there briefly. (The Weeknd remains to be on tour however touring forwards and backwards.) That is “a giant deal,” the supply says, as Gomez normally stays in inns whereas engaged on short-term tasks.

Throughout trend week, they make their second pink carpet look on the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS celebration. They’re shot kissing on the carpet:

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Later that month, they publish a photograph of their New York Metropolis boat date on their Instagram tales:


Gomez pronounces that she had a kidney transplant throughout the summer season on the 14th of that month. A supply informed Folks that The Weeknd rearranged his tour dates—and stored the summer season open—so he could possibly be along with her. “It was an excellent severe operation,” the supply mentioned, “and all her pals had been frightened.”

October 2017

The 2’s ultimate public date takes place on October 12th, once they’re noticed having a Halloween-themed date at Common Studios Halloween Horror Nights. They’re seen making out on a trip:

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The Weeknd goes again on tour, and Gomez returns to Los Angeles after wrapping her Woody Allen mission. Gomez’s ex, Justin Bieber, is noticed at her home with pals. Bieber first reached out to reconnect after discovering out about Gomez’s kidney transplant. TMZ studies The Weeknd is ok with them hanging.

In the meantime, Web page Six publishes a report that The Weeknd and Drake are beefing as a result of Drake allegedly had a fling with The Weeknd’s ex, Bella Hadid.

The Sunday earlier than Tesfaye and Gomez’s breakup is introduced, Gomez and Bieber are noticed having breakfast collectively, going to church collectively, and then spending the remainder of the day and night time at one another’s homes, simply the 2 of them.


The Weeknd, in the meantime, quietly unfollows members of Gomez’s family and friends, together with her mother, assistant, pal/kidney donor Francia Raisa, and her shut pal and cousin Priscilla Deleon (who’s additionally the mom of Gomez’s godchild). Sources insist to TMZ that Tesfaye is ok with Gomez and Bieber hanging out, maybe as a result of issues have already ended.

On October 30th, Folks breaks the information that Gomez and The Weeknd are finished. They continue to be in contact, however the distance is finally what did them in. “It’s been onerous for them to return to the belief that that is the course issues had been heading, but it surely’s been onerous for months,” the supply informed the outlet.

November 2017

About two weeks after Tesfaye’s break up with Gomez, E! Information spots him leaving ex Bella Hadid’s NYC residence. A supply tells the outlet, “Bella and Abel have been in touch since Abel and Selena break up, however they aren’t again collectively. Abel reached out to Bella asking to hang around and catch up, and he or she determined to see him and see the place issues go. She is aware of that if they do not date once more, they’ll at the very least be good pals.” An Us Weekly insider provides, “Bella actually missed him. She’s pleased with the place issues are and he’s too. They’re nonetheless completely in love.”

In the meantime, Gomez tells Billboard that she and Tesfaye ended their relationship on good phrases. “One of the best half [of being single]?” Gomez started. “It’s really… what, although? One thing that I’m actually happy with is that there’s such a real friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. I really have by no means skilled something like that in my life. We ended it as finest pals, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was fairly outstanding for me.”

April 2018

About six months after The Weeknd and Gomez’s breakup, Us Weekly studies that he is formally again along with Hadid, they usually had been seen kissing at Coachella. Throughout his setlist on the music competition, The Weeknd is seen getting emotional whereas performing “Name Out My Identify,” a music widely-believed to be about G0mez.

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Whereas there isn’t any denying The Weeknd’s tearful rendition of that music, a supply tells Leisure Tonight that The Weeknd was by no means really going to donate his kidney to Gomez in 2017, regardless of a lyric on his new album My Expensive Melancholy. His lyric, “I mentioned I did not really feel nothing, child, however I lied/I nearly reduce a chunk of myself on your life” sparked the hypothesis. A supply tells ET, “It’s only a lyric, and he knew it could strum up consideration and that individuals would interpret it precisely as they’ve, however he was by no means really going to donate his kidney to Selena. Certain, he was her boyfriend on the time, so it maybe crossed his thoughts to get examined to see if he was a match—which is extremely uncommon—but it surely by no means obtained wherever shut to really taking place.”

The insider additionally explains that Gomez by no means would’ve requested Tesfaye to see if he was a match. “Selena would by no means, ever have requested him,” the supply continued. “She wouldn’t have even needed him to even entertain the concept! It was tough sufficient for her to permit a lifelong pal [Francia Raisa] to do it, however a brand new boyfriend? No method.”

Might 2019

A few yr later, Hadid and The Weeknd are nonetheless going sturdy. And an Instagram like from Hadid appears to show there isn’t any drama along with her and Gomez. She favored a photograph that Gomez’s make-up artist Hung Vanngo shared of Gomez making her Cannes Movie Competition debut.

November 2019

Six months after the innocuous like, Gomez lastly re-follows Hadid on Instagram. However Hadid by no means follows Gomez again and three years later, a little bit of ‘gram drama ensues. All of it begins when Gomez feedback “Beautiful 😍” on a Dior photograph of Hadid. The mannequin then deletes the Instagram publish. When a Gomez fan account factors out the deletion, writing,”She’s all about supporting ladies. You all simply cannot take it properly. BTW Ms Hadid deleted the publish.” Gomez seemingly responds: “That sucks 😢” she feedback on Instagram.

When shops start reporting on the slight, Gomez clarifies her remark on fan account Selssbrina’s Instagram (by way of TheSelenaRundown). “I should not of spoken with out understanding the reality. I am sorry,” Gomez writes. “Please do not be hurtful. She is an excellent individual, and it was all a misunderstanding.

TMZ then studies the pair talked issues out offline. A number of sources inform the outlet that Hadid “really went out of her strategy to attain out to Selena this weekend to squash any potential beef.” (Hadid would subsequent like a photograph of Gomez’s in February 2020.)

This identical month, The Weeknd releases, “Heartless,” a music with lyrics that appear to reference his relationship drama with Gomez and Hadid.

March 2020

Almost three years after their breakup, a brand new music from The Weeknd’s After Hours album appears to reference each Gomez and Hadid. “Save Your Tears,” consists of lyrics akin to “I broke your coronary heart like somebody did to mine / And now you will not love me for a second time.” That aligns with The Weeknd and Hadid’s reconciliation following his break up with Gomez.

On March 30, Gomez shares an inventory of films, TV exhibits, Instagram accounts, songs, podcasts, and books that she recommends for quarantine. “Listed here are some issues that I have been watching, listening to, and studying to maintain me optimistic and assist cross the time. Hope it helps!!” she wrote in her Instagram Story. Amid her picks are two shoutouts to The Weeknd—his music “Snowchild” and the film Uncut Gems, which he co-stars as himself in.

April 2020

The next month, Gomez spotlights “Snowchild” as soon as once more on her new Spotify Cooking Collectively playlist. One other monitor that makes the listing is Niall Horan’s “Sluggish Fingers,” after their rumored fling.

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Might 2020

Then, the reported beef between Hadid and Gomez lastly feels over when the mannequin re-follows Gomez on Instagram. Alas, the subsequent day Hadid has unfollowed Gomez as soon as extra.

July 2020

Followers speculate that The Weeknd subtly presents Gomez the music video for “Snowchild” on her 28th birthday, as she publicly praised the music twice. He launched the video on her actual birthday.

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August 2020

The Weeknd will get candid about his relationships and their affect on his music for the September problem of Esquire interview. The outlet studies that it took Tesfaye solely two and half weeks to put in writing, document, and launch his six-track EP My Expensive Melancholy. (The mission got here shortly after his break up with Gomez and is extensively believed to be about her.) “The rationale why it was so brief is like, I believe I simply had nothing else to say on this…no matter….” he started. “It was identical to this cathartic piece of artwork. And yeah, it was brief, as a result of that’s all I needed to say on this case.”

When requested if releasing the album made him really feel higher, Tesfaye mentioned, “Yeah, in fact. I imply, that may have sucked if I didn’t.” However he would not touch upon who the songs had been about explicitly.

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