Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Break Up After Ten Months of Dating
Is Justin Bieber to blame?
All good things must come to an end.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) have split after 10 months of dating, according to People. While they have been the definition of #RelationshipGoals all summer — including during Selena’s health crisis and kidney transplant ― the couple have recently parted ways due to their busy and demanding work schedules.
“She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship,” an insider says. “It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them.”
While Selena is said to have “always made an effort” to see her boyfriend whenever she could, “that played a part in them getting distant,” a source claims.
The insider adds, “It’s over for now, but they’re still in touch.”
The breakup has reportedly not been easy on both Selena and The Weeknd, 27. “It’s been hard for them to come to the realization that this is the direction things were heading, but it’s been hard for months,” the source reveals, explaining that the Disney Channel alum has been hard at work filming a Woody Allen project while the “Starboy” crooner is on the road.
The news of the breakup comes hot on the heels of reports that Selena, 24, has reconnected with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. As Celebuzz previously reported, the two started talking again after the “Hands to Myself” singer revealed she had underwent a life-saving operation to treat complications stemming from her battle with lupus.
According to the source, the pair are not back together romantically — though the continue to be close.
Back with Bieber
As members of the same church, Selena and Justin — who dated on-and-off from 2011 to 2015 — attended a Sunday service together before grabbing a lunch for two at Joi Cafe in the Westlake Village neighborhood of Los Angeles this weekend. Biebs’ white Mercedes G-Wagon was later spotted parked at his former gal pal’s doorstep.
Though it’s unclear if Selena and Justin’s recent reunion was the cause of the split, a source previously told Us Weekly The Weeknd “doesn’t think Selena talking to Justin again is weird at all. He doesn’t care.”