Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Were Spotted Kissing in Cannes, and We Have the Receipts

Former flames Bella Hadid and The Weeknd made headlines in April when several onlookers claimed to see them kiss at a Coachella after-party.

Hadid, 21, swiftly shut down the rumors though, commenting on E!’s Instagram post about the news, “it wasn’t me.”

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Fans theorized that the woman in question was actually Bella-lookalike Chantel Jeffries, who (like The Weeknd’s ex, Selena Gomez) was once romantically linked to Justin Bieber.

This time around, however, there’s little doubt that this is a case of mistaken identity. Bella and her 28-year-old ex (né Abel Tesfaye) were seen locking lips at a Cannes after-party on Thursday evening, and the photos don’t lie.

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Too blurry for your taste? Check out this video:

Still not convinced? Here’s what Bella was wearing that evening:

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We’re calling it: This time it was you, Bella.

Bella and the "Starboy" singer dated on-and-off for 18 months through 2015 and 2016, finally calling it quits that November. Soon after their split, The Weeknd took up with Selena Gomez, whom he dated for 10 months before their relationship met its end in autumn 2017.

Abel kept his lips sealed through both breakups, but ultimately spilled the tea in March with the release of his six-track album, My Dear Melancholy.

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In a song called “Wasted Times,” The Weeknd reminisces about an “equestrian” ex (in case you missed it, both Bella and her sister Gigi were avid horse riders in their youth). “Wasted times I spent with someone else. She wasn’t even half of you,” he sings. Harsh.

Anyway, we’re more than ready for the “Abella” reboot—and what more romantic a setting than the South of France?

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