Reports surfaced on Monday (Oct. 30) that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have broken up after about 10 months of dating. And while their fans never came to a consensus about their official couple name, the A-list power couple will be missed.
The romantic pairing was compelling to many not only because The Weeknd’s sensuality offered the latest ding in Gomez’s formerly squeaky clean image — but the relationship was born out of drama among Hollywood elites, as two of the biggest stars across genres came together in a way seemingly everyone could applaud.
In memoriam, we take a walk down memory lane and reminisce on the sweet and sultry moments between Gomez and The Weeknd (née Abel Tesfaye) over the past year.
Jan. 11, 2017
Gomez and Tesfaye were first was caught canoodling on camera one evening outside an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica, California — only two months after he split from Bella Hadid, the sister of fellow Taylor Swift squad member Gigi.
Speculation swirled around the origin of their relationship when fans spotted this line in the R&B singer’s “Party Monster,” which was released in November, 2016 (the same month Tesfaye broke up with Hadid): “Like Selena, ass shaped like Selena.”
holy shit omg so that’s why party monster by the weeknd has the lyrics “like selena, ass shaped like selena” pic.twitter.com/4ZRbFKsbns
— alice (@rosestruly) January 11, 2017
Jan. 12, 2017
Hadid unfollowed the “Bad Liar” singer on Instagram, further fueling the rumors of Gomez and Tesfaye’s budding relationship.
Jan. 25, 2017
Gomez and Tesfaye followed each other on Instagram, a necessary step in the progression of any romantic relationship.
Feb. 2, 2017
The couple celebrated the birth of a newborn fathered by The Weeknd’s manager, Tony Salvo.
Feb. 14, 2017
The couple was spotted kissing on a yacht by paparazzi.
Feb. 21, 2017
Fans claim Gomez was wearing The Weeknd merch during family game night.
— The Weeknd France (@thewkndFR) February 19, 2017
March 16, 2016
The duo was spotted in Toronto holding hands and emitting general couple vibes.
The Weeknd posted an Instagram of himself staring at the jellyfish in Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
Meanwhile, Gomez was spotted twirling in his Instagram story.
March 24, 2017
Both Gomez and Tesfaye unfollowed Hadid on Instagram.
March 26, 2017
Gomez was caught on the Jumbotron during Tesfaye’s concert at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. Tesfaye also shared a performance video on his Instagram account that was reportedly shot sidestage by Gomez.
April 6, 2017
Not to be outdone, the young model unfollowed her ex on Instagram — while leaving her past posts with him untouched.
April 8, 2017
Tesfaye finally made things Instagram-official by posting a photo of Gomez kissing him to his profile.
April 15, 2017
May 1, 2017
Gomez and Tesfaye made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala.
The outing received the approval of Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefey, who commented on Tesfaye’s post, “Glowing, smiling, looking health and equal love. Mama is happy XO.”
— Selena Gomez News (@MyLifeIsSelG) May 2, 2017
May 7, 2017
Gomez attended one of Tesfaye’s concerts with her family. Her cousin Priscilla posted a photo with Gomez on the day of the show.
June 5, 2017
Date night means tagging your beau in photos of you looking gorgeous in a satin dress — and Gomez did just that. Earlier that day, she was spotted wearing her beau’s tour merch to church.
June 6, 2017
Gomez touched on her relationship with Tesfaye in an interview with SiriusXM. “I love being supportive, like, I love just being there and just kind of having somebody’s back,” she said. “It feels good, I haven’t had that feeling in a while.”
June 6, 2017
Then Tesfaye practiced his photography skills on Gomez.
June 13, 2017
In an interview on On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Gomez touched on the mental exhaustion that comes with hiding a relationship from the public.
“It’s really hard when I would want to spend so much time hiding things,” she said. “It’s too much pressure, and I think everyone gets over everything eventually. I just want to be happy. If that’s me just being myself, then I don’t really care.”
Aug. 3, 2017
“I don’t depend on one area of my life to make me happy,” she said. “It’s really important for me to love and nourish my friends and family and to make sure that I never get influenced by a guy. I’ve wanted to be in a strong headspace for years, and I really wasn’t. Before, I was so young and easily influenced, and I’d feel insecure. You want someone to add to your life, not to complete you, if that makes sense. I’m lucky because he’s more of a best friend than anything else.”
Aug. 12, 2017
The Laugh Factory got their paparazzi on when the comedy club snapped a photo of the pair’s date night.
Sept. 5, 2017
Gomez shared another memento of her then-boyfriend with the world.
Sept. 8, 2017
The two made their second red carpet appearance at the Harper’s Bazaar Celebration of Icons by Carine Roitfeld, where Tesfaye played an energetic set of his R&B hits.
Oct. 5, 2017
Gomez was spotted jet-setting to Vancouver to be with her beau at the Canadian stop of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour, coordinating in their signature off-duty all-black outfits while exploring the city.
Oct. 30, 2017
Gomez grabbed breakfast and attended church with her ex Justin Bieber on the day it was announced that the “Fetish” singer had broken up with Tesfaye.
Selena Gomez seen with Justin Bieber at Zoe Church in Los Angeles, California today! pic.twitter.com/Z6S37jgrHP
— Selena Gomez News (@LifeWithSelG) October 29, 2017