Exes Bella Hadid + The Weeknd’s VS Fashion Show Encounter Is Meme Gold
The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show went off without a hitch at Le Grand Palais in Paris yesterday (November 20) — though Twitter immediately latched onto an onstage encounter between The Weeknd and Bella Hadid, who broke up just a few weeks ago. The former couple were captured onstage in photos, and the internet found the mandatory workplace run-in with an ex to be hilarious, and highly relatable.
Like two ships passing in the night, in which one ship is a Grammy-winning pop star and the other is a top model in glittery lingerie, the two moved in the same space, separately. At one point while strutting down the runway Bella looks directly at her ex-boyfriend Abel Tesfaye, since he’s singing “Starboy” mere inches away from her face and all. But The Weeknd appears to avoid eye contact, instead focusing on either the (EMOTIONAL) space between them or Bella’s complicated silver underwear. Perhaps he was just concentrating; who can presume to know an artist’s process?
Plenty of people presumed to know, actually, projecting their assumptions about awkward ex interactions onto Bella and The Weeknd. Others who wished the two would reunite found it adorable and/or bittersweet. Bella, however, maintains that she’s still close to The Weeknd, despite news of their breakup on November 10.
“This is his second year performing, and I think he’s going to kill it,” Bella told E! News. “There is no awkwardness. He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his performance.”
Facts don’t make the memes less funny. Check out the best reactions to The Weeknd and Bella Hadid’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show encounter below.
How you want to look when you see your ex for the first time versus how you actually look pic.twitter.com/GNtjHSEsim
— Emilia Petrarca (@EmiliaPetrarca) November 30, 2016
Bella looks at The Weeknd the same way I look at cheese on the last day of a juice cleanse. pic.twitter.com/kosN78kU2p
— Ali Drucker (@ali_drucker) December 1, 2016
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) November 30, 2016
— Annabelle (@Annabbbelle) December 1, 2016
I call this: The One That Got Away pic.twitter.com/EtiAJvZdDZ
— Alyssa Vingan Klein (@alyssavingan) November 30, 2016
How every girl should walk past their ex! Bella The Weeknd didn't deserve you baby https://t.co/B1ACMkf6Xq
— AlexisMichelle (@Alexiss_Babbyy) December 1, 2016
If Bella Hadid and The Weeknd don't get back together love is dead
— Princess Cait (@Caiteastcoast) December 1, 2016
Backstage at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show