Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is a singer, songwriter and record producer who found enormous success after changing his stage name to The Weeknd and has won three Grammy Awards and sold over 70 million records worldwide. He has had three No. 1 releases: Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy, and My Dear Melancholy in 2018.
In his album My Dear Melancholy, Tesfaye wrote about his heartbreak following the end of his relationship with Selena Gomez but this isn’t the first time the Canadian singer has used his music to help express himself after his breakups.
The Grammy Award-winning artist released a track in November 2019 titled "heartless" in which the lyrics of the song appear to make references to the rekindling of his high-profile romance with the international supermodel, Bella Hadid last year. Abel clearly has a pattern of surrounding himself with some of the most beautiful women in the world. Here are 20 photos of the stunning woman the Weeknd has been spotted with.
18 Bella Hadid
Relationships are always complicated and it's no different for Bella Hadid and Abel Tesfaye. The couple connected back in 2015 and have been off and on ever since. In an interview with Vogue, when Bella was asked: "who makes you laugh the hardest and who is the most beautiful person you know?" the model said, "my boyfriend".
17 The Most Beautiful Woman In The World
Bella received the title "The Most Beautiful Woman in The World" from facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva based on modern mapping techniques "Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi," the New York Post reported .“Hadid was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection,” De Silva told the Daily Mail. However, older sister Gigi Hadid didn't even make the top ten.
16 Long Distance
The pair are now separated. They reunited for Bella's 20th birthday but romance rumors were shot down quickly. "They just attended as friends", a source tells People. Their demanding work schedules were reportedly the cause of the split, although neither party confirmed what happened. A source tells E!, "There is no bad blood between the two and they are on good terms right now."
15 Selena Gomez
Disney star-turned-pop singer Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer and actress born in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 26-year-old has worked on a number of TV productions and films. Best-known worldwide for her singing career, Gomez released the track “Back to You” for Netflix’s teen drama 13 Reasons Why. Her fame grew when she began dating Canadian singer Justin Bieber back in 2009.
14 New Romance
Romance rumors swirled in January 2017 when Abel and Gomez were first photographed kissing outside of an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica, California. The paparazzi couldn't get enough as the couple was spotted hitting up numerous events like Coachella and even making their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala that year.
13 A Moment In Time
Unfortunately, the romance was short-lived and ended it 2017 after 10 months of dating. In an interview with Billboard, the Bad Liar singer confirms the on and off again relationship ended amicably. Selena is reportedly single and she clarified her relationship status on her IG story this year - “I am not dating anyone. I’ve been single for two years. I’m on God's timing, not mine.”
12 Yovanna Ventura
Yovanna Ventura is an American fitness model and social media influencer that has gained over 5 million followers. The social media star is most known for her rumored relationship with Justin Bieber back in 2014, making her seemingly world-famous overnight. As per celebritynetworth.com, her net worth is approximately 3 million dollars.
11 Moving On
A source from US Weekly confirmed the model was spotted getting cozy with the Weeknd at French Montana‘s birthday party on Thursday, November 9 at a Beverly Hills mansion.“The Weeknd was there hand in hand with Yovanna Ventura all night,” the source tells Us. “They arrived together. They were holding hands. He was there for a solid two hours with her and everywhere they went they held hands.”
10 Chantel Jeffries
Chantel Jeffries is an American YouTube personality, model and DJ, most famous for her rumored relationship with the "I don't care" singer, Justin Bieber. She is also linked to many other famous celebrities including Scott Disick and Travis Scott! She has acquired over 2 million followers online and has an estimated net worth of 1 million dollars.
9 Getting Cozy
The Weeknd was photographed with his arm around Chantel at the Coachella music festival in 2018 shortly after his split with the famous singer-songwriter, Selena Gomez. They were spotted together throughout the evening. Despite the dating rumors, a source told the Daily mail the two are "Just Friends".
8 Lana Del Rey
Born as Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, Lana Del Rey burst into the music scene in 2011 with her single "Video Games". She is a singer-songwriter and model. She has won four Grammys including a grammy for "lust for life" that features The Weeknd. The "lust for life" music video shows them sitting on the edge of the Hollywood Sign, holding hands, and dancing.
7 Close Friends
When asked what character did Lana Del Rey play on his album "Beauty Behind the Madness", The Weeknd responded with "Me and Lana have been friends for a long time. I’ve inspired her, she’s inspired me. I feel like we’ve always been talking to each other through our music. She is the girl in my music, and I am the guy in her music."
6 Jhene Aiko
Jhene Aiko pronounced “Juh-nay Ahh-ee-ko” is that of Japanese, African American, Spanish, and Native American descent. She is a singer-songwriter and has worked with a number of artists including Kanye West, Big Sean, and Childish Gambino. She also opened for Canadian rapper Drake on his Would You Like a Tour? concert tour back in 2013.
5 All I want
The Weeknd headlined for the "King of the Fall Tour", a mini-tour across America from September to October 2014. The tour consisted of four shows starting out in New York and ending in San Francisco, teaming up with Aiko and ScHoolboy Q as supporting acts for the limited-time tour.
4 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is known for her famous ponytail and trendy fashion statements. An influential figure on social media, she became the most followed woman on IG back in February 2019 and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and 2019 by Time. All five of Grande's full-length albums have been certified platinum by the RIAA.
3 Beautiful Duet
The Weeknd lent his vocal cords for Grande's 2014 hit single "Love me harder" from her 2nd album "My everything" and the song became a worldwide hit, selling 1.7 million copies in the United States alone. The collaboration between the pair was a strategic move by their mutual label, Republic Records and was co-written by Tesfaye.
2 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Kristen Jenner is a social media personality, businesswoman, and model. According to Forbes magazine, Jenner became the world's youngest billionaire at the age of 21 with a net worth estimated at US$1 billion, as of March 2019. Jenner is the founder of her own cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics and sold 51% of her stake in the business which included Kylie Skin—for $600 million.
1 Birthday Celebration
Abel was among the honored guests at Kylie Jenner's 21st birthday party in Los Angeles, which included dinner at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood followed by a party at a nearby nightclub. The Weeknd attended the celebration with then-girlfriend Bella Hadid. He shared an Instagram story of the bash featuring Hadid and Kylie's sister Kendall Jenner singing and dancing.