Fans were shocked to learn that The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) and Selena Gomez had split up after almost ten months of dating. The couple were confirmed to have broken up, following reports that Selena has been hanging out with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
While some were quick to point the finger at Selena's friendship with Justin as the reason for the split, it seems it was just time for the couple to call it quits.
TMZ reports that Abel decided to end things several weeks ago, because he "felt unfairly tied down in a relationship that had lost its passion."
“They had rarely seen each other because of his touring schedule and her shooting schedule. They started talking less frequently on the phone,” the report said, before explaining that the singer had called Selena to break up over the phone as he is on tour.
TMZ's sources say that Abel and Selena have remained friendly and have even talked several times since the breakup. While Selena sought comfort with her former flame Justin, Abel was seen dancing with another woman in a club on Monday night.
We're actually digging the re-emergence of Jelena... it's just like old times!