Celebrity Bella Hadid Opens Up About Her Love Life: 'I'm Dating Abel. I Don't See Him as the Weeknd' The 19-year-old model opened up to Glamour about what she loves about her R&B star beau By Jordan Runtagh Jordan Runtagh Twitter Jordan Runtagh is an Executive Podcast Producer at iHeartRadio, where he hosts a slate of pop culture shows including Too Much Information, Inside the Studio, Off the Record and Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds. Previously, he served as a Music Editor at PEOPLE and VH1.com. He's written about art and entertainment for more than a decade, regularly contributing to outlets like Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly, and appearing as a guest on radio and television. Over the course of his career, he's profiled the surviving Beatles, Brian Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Roger Waters, David Byrne, Pete Townshend, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones, Brian May, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Taylor and many more. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he lives in Brooklyn, where he can be found DJing '60s soul records. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 2, 2016 12:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Nathaniel Goldberg Bella Hadid has made it clear that she’s dating Abel Tesfaye and not his superstar alter ego, The Weeknd. The 19-year-old model opened up about her love life in Glamour magazine’s September cover story. While it’s easy to love a multi-talented performer, Hadid always considers the man behind the million-dollar voice. “I’m dating Abel. I don’t see him as The Weeknd,” she insists. “I’m proud of The Weeknd and the music he makes, but I really love Abel.” While she was linked to the “Can’t Feel My Face” singer back in May 2015, the couple made their big red carpet debut at the 2016 Grammys in February. “It was a big night for him,” she says. “He has worked so hard, and he did so well that night. As a girlfriend I wanted to be there to support him. Seeing him so happy when he won a Grammy made me so happy.” RELATED VIDEO: Are Bella and the Weeknd the Homecoming King and Queen of NYFW? The Weeknd (err, Abel) has been supportive of Hadid, as well. Last September he was seen cheering from the audience as his girlfriend walked at New York Fashion Week. Since then they’ve been seen getting cozy at Coachella and on romantic date nights around Hollywood. Sounds like the Weeknd (and Abel) is definitely worth it.