Wednesday 23 May 2018

The Weeknd 'apologises for hurting' ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid after splitting with Selena Gomez

The Weeknd (L) and Bella Hadid attend the
The Weeknd (L) and Bella Hadid attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
Recording artist The Weeknd (L) and model Bella Hadid attend the Republic Records Grammy Celebration presented by Chromecast Audio at Hyde Sunset Kitchen & Cocktail on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Republic Records)
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd. Picture: Instagram
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Picture: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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The Weeknd is reportedly back in touch with his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid.

The ‘Starboy’ singer - real name Abel Tesfaye - parted ways with the 21-year-old model at the end of last year after a year of dating, before striking up a relationship with singer Selena Gomez.

Model Bella Hadid (L) and singer The Weeknd attend The Daily Front Row
Model Bella Hadid (L) and singer The Weeknd attend The Daily Front Row "Fashion Los Angeles Awards" 2016 at Sunset Tower Hotel on March 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row)

But since Abel and the 24-year-old ‘Fetish’ singer - who has recently been linked with her ex partner Justin Bieber - called it quits at the end of October, he has reportedly “been in contact” with his former flame.

A source said: "Bella and Abel have been in contact since Abel and Selena split, but they are not back together. 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.”

The ‘I Feel It Coming’ hitmaker, 27, has reportedly told Bella he “loves her still”, and has apologised for hurting her in the past. The insider added: "He has expressed to her that he loves her still, and they will always have a real connection. He also apologised for hurting her in the past.”

But Bella isn’t in a rush to get back together with her former beau, as although she “never really got over” the hunk, she doesn’t want to get hurt again.

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

The source said: "She still loves him but has her guard up. She never really got over him. She is not looking to be exclusive with him now, just to be his friend. His schedule won't allow him to stay focused on her—she knows this from past experience. She also knows he is talking to a few girls still. She reads what is put out in the news and that affects her.”

However, insiders also claim Bella has become “stronger” since the break-up, and would be willing to give things another try.

They told E! News: "She is stronger this time around. She would give Abel another try, maybe down the road, but is taking small steps before she jumps back into a relationship."

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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