On the weekdays The Weeknd spills everything! In a new interview with Rolling Stone, The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) opened up about his relationship with girlfriend, Bella Hadid, and even revealed how he lost his virginity.
“I actually asked her to be on the artwork for Beauty Behind the Madness,” the chart-topping R&B superstar, 25, said of the model, 19, whom he’s been dating since April 2015. “My motive was literally to work with her.”
Yolanda Foster‘s daughter declined. “I was like, ‘All right, cool — we can meet up face-to-face,'” her now-boyfriend recalled. “It just kind of fell into my lap. If this had happened two years ago — well… she couldn’t.” (Two years ago, Hadid would’ve been 16.)
However, the Toronto native said he wasn’t personally ready for a relationship in his early twenties. “If I’d met someone two years ago, I probably would’ve f–ked it up. But I’m more — how do I say it? — clear-thinking now,” he shared.
The “Can’t Feel My Face” hitmaker praised his girlfriend’s work ethic and secret talents, including training for the 2016 Olympics as an equestrian. “I read that!” he said of Bella’s athletic talent, which was detailed in a recent interview. “I hope she does. I’ve never seen her do it, but word on the street is she’s bangin’ at it.”
Though Bella was a big topic of conversation, The Weeknd revealed even more details about his personal life, including how he lost his virginity. The star was 16 years old when a college friend took him to a toga party. According to The Weeknd, he lied and said he was from a nearby college.
“I could have been a student at f–kin’ McDonald’s, she was so drunk,” he recalled of the girl. “I was drunk too. It was the worst experience of my life. Losing your virginity to an older woman sounds good, but it was kinda like, ‘Oh s–t, it’s done?'”
He claimed, however, that he “wasn’t a ladies’ man — it was nothing like it is now.” In fact, his success as an artist still astounds him — and he has a long way to go. “I think the worst thing anyone can say about an artist is, ‘He could have been great,'” The Weeknd reflected. “I was always scared of being that guy where it’s like, ‘He could have been big. He could have been a star.’ I was afraid I’d see somebody else up there and be like, ‘You’re trying to tell me they’re better than me? Why? Because they’ve got a couple of smash records? I can do smashes. I could figure it out.'”
Overall, he’s pleased with where he is at the moment. “And to be honest with you, it’s been, what, a couple of years now?” The Weeknd concluded to Rolling Stone. “And it feels great. I feel great.”
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