Ever since news broke last November that they’d split, it’s seemed Bella Hadid has struggled to get over her singer boyfriend of almost two years, The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye).
First she was pictured gazing at an old photo of them kissing, then she unfollowed his new girlfriend Selena Gomez on Instagram, and reportedly felt ‘hurt’ that he’d moved on so quickly, even telling an interviewer, ‘It’ll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you have to pull through. I’ll always love him.’
Now, however, it seems Bella is starting to move on. Grazia can reveal that the super is enjoying a fling with London photographer and film-maker Dexter Navy, who has previously worked with Drake, M.I.A. and Kanye West.
The pair move in the same circles and are believed to have met through Kendall Jenner. Indeed, Dexter has worked closely with A$AP Rocky, the model’s rumoured boyfriend, on his music videos.
‘Bella and Dexter were all over each other when she came to London for Fashion Week,’ said a source. ‘They were at a fashion party together and spent the whole night alone kissing on a sofa.
‘All of her friends were dancing together without her, but she seemed more than happy to stay with Dexter. They were acting like teenagers and there was clearly a lot of chemistry between them.
‘Everyone seemed happy that she was with someone new, and when Bella joined her pals later they stayed close, holding hands and laughing together.’
Dexter Navy with Pharrell Williams. Image: @dexternavy
It comes amid reports of an increasingly serious relationship between The Weeknd and Selena, who last month took a romantic trip together to Italy, with Selena uploading (and then deleting) a video of them on a boat ride together.
‘Bella was obviously hurt by Abel’s new romance,’ added the source. ‘But she isn’t letting it hold her back. She’s having a lot of fun and will see where things go with Dexter.’
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