Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) have called it quits. It’s confirmed the lovers now exes who started dating in January have decided to go their separate ways, and it was a decision that was a long time coming. In fact, a source says they’ve been discussing the fate of their relationship since the summer.
“It’s been hard for them to come to the realization that this is the direction things were heading, but it’s been hard for months,” the insider tells us. “They have been open and honest about it and where they were going. Distance definitely played a factor.”
Throughout the European leg of The Weeknd’s tour, Gomez always made an effort to attend his shows. However, when she began filming in New York and he continued in his tour, things got more difficult.
“They are still talking and will remain friends,” our source adds. “They have been very grown-up about it.”
The news hots will little or no shock considering Gomez’s recent hang outs with her ex, Justin Bieber. However, it’s said Bieber “did not play a factor” in Gomez’s relationship with The Weeknd coming to an end.