We know that The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) and Bella Hadid started dating back in 2015 and that they broke up over a year later. We also know that his famous rebound sparked a pretty big feud before they got back together.
The Weeknd has dated a few famous women in the industry including actresses and musicians although he can’t be compared to the likes of Hollywood actor, Leonardo Dicaprio, who has dated and been linked to a tall list of women, in terms of dating history.
It was recently revealed that The Weeknd was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Bella Hadid’s best female friend. This led to many asking if The Weeknd has any children.
Here’s what’s known about whether the artist has children from previous relationships.
Does The Weeknd have kids?
Canadian-born singer The Weeknd has been linked romantically to model Bella Hadid and singer and actor Selena Gomez.
The “Blinding Lights” singer has no children but told GQ that the idea of marriage fills him with fear. In fact, the artist feels he would do much better navigating life with children than with a partner.
“I feel like I’m the kind of guy that would have kids before getting married,” he says. “The first thing would be kids. Marriage is scary to me, man.”
The Weeknd said he was a lonely childhood
Born to Ethiopian citizens, the musician whose real name is Abel Tesfaye grew up in Toronto as he told ABC, without “a father figure in the house.”
Calling it a lonely upbringing with “no boys around. Just me and my mom,” the singer left home at 17 to move in with a friend and start a new life. It was during this isolated time that he says he turned to drugs.
“When I had nothing to do but make music, it was very heavy,” he said. “Drugs were a crutch for me. There were songs on my first record that were seven minutes long, rambling — whatever thoughts I was having when I was under the influence at the time. I can’t see myself doing that now.”
He told GQ in 2017 about his decision to leave home at such a young age and the reality that fame, for him, was the furthest thing from his mind.
“I don’t think I did it to make it,” he admitted. “I don’t think I was like, ‘I’m leaving. I’m going to go become a star.’ It was more like, ‘I need to get the f*ck out of here and live another life.’ You know? Be somebody else. Not a star, just someone else.”