Bella Hadid Says 'Love Hurts' Following Split from The Weeknd
"It was my first breakup ... and so public," Hadid told Teen Vogue
And though she was familiar with what parting ways felt like, when her romance with the “Starboy” singer came to an end, she wasn’t expecting to have the whole world watching.
“It was my first breakup — or second, next to the horse — and so public. 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,” Hadid admitted. “It’ll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you have to pull through.”
“I’ll always respect him, and I’ll always love him,” Hadid shared, adding that the pair remain on friendly terms – after all they did meet at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just days after news of their break-up went public.
“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.”
A source previously told PEOPLE that Hadid ultimately pulled the plug on the duo’s romance. “Bella and Abel’s split wasn’t dramatic, but of course she’s hurt and pissed that he’s moved on so quickly with Selena,” the insider said.