Dating in the public eye can be a complicated thing. That’s a lesson that supermodel Bella Hadid and musician Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, have no doubt learned first-hand during the course of their relationship and the media coverage of their breakup earlier this month.
Despite reports that the end of their relationship was both an amicable and peaceful one, that didn’t stop curious minds from wondering how the two would navigate their respective professional careers. The situation was made only more complicated given that the Weeknd was due to perform during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris where Bella would be walking for the first time as an angel.
Well, the moment of truth finally happened in the City of Lights, and it seems that things went as best they could. Though seeing a former flame, especially in such a public setting, is never easy, it appears that these two have nothing but respect for one another. Bella flashed a smile, and the two exchanged warm, knowing glances as she strutted past the singer while he performed his new hit the “Starboy.”
Hadid wasn’t about to let the drama of a previous relationship overshadow this momentous achievement in her modeling career. She was quick to strike a fierce pose before sashaying back down the catwalk.
A video of the encounter, posted by a fan account on Instagram, only confirms that the two were in good spirits as they came in contact during the show. Hadid can even be seen giving putting a little more swagger in her step, clearly enjoying Tesfaye’s performance.
It appears that this wasn’t just a show for the cameras either. According to those in attendance, Bella and Gigi Hadid, her sister and fellow VS angel, were spotted chatting and taking photos with Abel. Yolanda Hadid—Bella’s mother—was even seen giving the musician a kiss on the cheek at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after party.
It turns out stars really are just like us. Sometimes they have messy breakups, and sometimes things just come to a natural end and you find a way to move on in peace.
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