Selena Gomez and The Weeknd reportedly got closer in December 2016. The pair met a year earlier, during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2015 on November 10, 2015. They were caught kissing on January 11, 2017. They made their first public appearence together at the 2017 Met Gala.
In October 2017, The Weeknd unfollowed Selena's mother and her friends on Instagram. Selena was spotted with her then ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber in LA, and it was later confirmed that she was no longer dating The Weeknd.
"She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship," says an insider. "It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them."
While Gomez "always made an effort" to attend his shows when she could, 'that played a part in them getting distant," adds the insider. "It’s over for now, but they’re still in touch."
The breakup also hasn’t been easy on the couple. "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."