While the influence of their ex’s in their lives continues to be felt, it seems like the bond between Selena Gomez and Canadian r&b artist Abel Makkonen, better known as The Weeknd, is growing stronger by the day. Perhaps Justin Bieber’s malicious comments about his compatriot and talk about the Weeknd’s closeness with his old girlfriend Bella Hadid is what’s galvanizing this budding relationship?
In any case, a photo of the couple snapped by a fan during their recent trip to Italy shows Selena and Abel expressing real affection.
While the couple was taking in the city’s culture on the 27th of January, a museum visitor took a photo. It shows Selena and The Weeknd hugging while looking at artwork during a private tour organized for them.
This post builds upon a story run by The Hollywood Life claiming that the flames of Selena’s love for Abel are really starting to burn. The article ran a quote by an anonymous source close to the couple:
“Selena is using the L word when she talks about The Weeknd. He’s been such a rock since her rehab stint and she’s as head over heels for him as one could be.”
“He can do no wrong in her eyes, and Justin Bieber is the last thing on her mind!” is the source’s bottom line.
Early on Monday, the 30th of January, Selena took to Instagram and posted her first ever update featuring The Weeknd, since their romance was first rumored. The Texas-born singer shared a black and white video showing her boyfriend resting during a canal boat ride; to make things perfectly clear, she capped the post with a heart-eyed smiley.
After Selena’s ex Justin Bieber stirred some online controversy after calling Weeknd’s work “whack” and “sh*t” recently, now his ex-girlfriend seems to have followed suit by unfollowing Selena from all her social media outlets.
It seems like these digs are the last things on the couple’s minds. It looks like their little Italian getaway has only strengthened their feelings.