The Weeknd Broke Up with Selena Gomez, and Here’s Why

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: The Weeknd (L) and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR)

The Weeknd is the one who did the breaking, and apparently, Justin Bieber is not the reason.

Multiple sources close to the former couple claim that the Weeknd and Selena’s relationship has been slowly fading out since this summer.  Their busy touring and shooting schedules had kept them apart more and talking less frequently on the phone.

According to TMZ, Abel (The Weeknd) was enjoying his life as a single man before Selena came along and he felt unfairly tied down to a relationship that lost passion quickly.

Multiple sources close to the couple say that the breakup went down several weeks ago when Abel called Selena on the phone and explained that the relationship was no longer working for him and then he ended it.

According to their friends, the ex-lovers remain friends and have talked on several occasions since the breakup.

And what about Bieber? Evidently, he wasn’t a factor in the breakup.  Justin and Selena’s reignited friendship/flame didn’t start until after The Weeknd and Selena ended things.

Justin and Selena have been spotted together all weekend, riding bikes, grabbing breakfast, and seemed very happy doing it.

“Justin really wants to get back with Selena,” an insider admits. “He has been texting her nonstop and hangs out with her whenever he can.” Although the pal confirmed that the “Wolves” singer shared something special with the “Starboy” singer, 27, who she dated for 10 months before the duo called it quits. “Justin always has the biggest piece of her heart,” the source added.

The Weeknd isn’t staying home and sulking, though.  He’s right back out there making moves with an unidentified stranger.

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