It’s looks like the Hadid sisters have a thing for musicians.
While the two have been rumored to be quietly dating since May, Bella Hadid, 18, and Abel Tesfaye (a.k.a. The Weeknd), 25, have finally “made it out of the friend zone” and by making their relationship “photographically official,” as TMZ puts it.
US Magazine reports that the two were spotted holding hands the other night after stepping out of New York City clubs 1Oak and Up & Down, along with their little-known friends Rihanna, the newly blonde Justin Bieber, and Hailey Baldwin.
Back in June, Bella’s older sister Gigi basically outed the two as a couple when she called Abel her “brother” on social media after presenting him with an Artist of the Year award at the 2015 Much Music Awards in Toronto. In July, a grainy photo of the two kissing made the rounds on the Internet, which neither commented on.
We’re sure it’s not awkward—remember: Taylor Swift used to date Joe Jonas, Gigi’s current squeeze! And because Taylor’s boyfriend Calvin Harris cast Gigi in his last music video, that proves there isn’t any bad blood because as we’ve learned by now, A-listers have an extremely tiny dating pool that they can’t afford to be awkward around exes.
(Except for John Mayer. One always has permission to be awkward him.)
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