Bella Hadid has responded to the claims that she and The Weeknd are back together

And it's not what anyone expected...

Bella Hadid & The Weeknd at The Met Ball 2016
(Image credit: Rex Features (Shutterstock))

And it's not what anyone expected...

The whole world was talking about former couple Bella Hadid and The Weeknd earlier this week, after reports emerged that the two were seen kissing all night at a Coachella after-party.

The ex couple split in November 2016 after dating for over a year, with The Weeknd (or Abel Tesfaye) going on to date Selena Gomez until October 2017.

With Selena since rekindling the spark with her ex Justin Bieber, fans got excited this week when it looked like The Weeknd might have done the same – speculating that Bella and The Weeknd might be getting back together.

21-year-old Bella however was quick to quash the rumours, releasing the simple statement to her social media, 'It wasn't me.'

‘It was my first break up – and so public,’ Bella explained in a cover interview with Teen Vogue last year. ‘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. It’ll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you pull through.’

She continued: ‘I’ll always respect him, and I’ll always love him. 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.’

Are Bella Hadid and The Weeknd building bridges? We’ll have to wait and see.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.