Bella Hadid: ‘I’ll Always Love’ The Weeknd

It’s going to take some time for Bella Hadid to get over The Weeknd.

With the split still fresh in her mind, the model opened up about the public breakup with the “Starboy” singer in the latest issue of Teen Vogue. Though she seemed so calm and collected while strutting past her ex just weeks after their separation during last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Hadid admitted she was dealing with a lot of unseen emotions at the time.

“It was my first breakup … and so public. As an outsider, you might think I handled it so well, but it’s always in your heart, and you always feel it very heavily,” she said. “It’ll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you have to pull through.”

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CREDIT: Teen Vogue/Daniel Jackson

As previously reported, Hadid, 20, and The Weeknd, 26, parted ways in November 2016 after more than a year of dating. Months later, the latter was seen kissing Selena Gomez. According to insiders, Hadid was very upset that her former beau had moved on so quickly.

So, is she still mad at The Weeknd for dating again?

“I’ll always respect him, and I’ll always love him,” Hadid shared. “Sometimes you want to be sad about it or handle it differently, but at the end of the day, you never want to burn a bridge that you’ve fought so hard to build.”