When news broke that The Weeknd had started dating top model, Bella Hadid earlier this year, there were certainly quite a few raised eyebrows.
Eight months later, The Weeknd has finally opened up about exactly how he managed to woo the youngest Hadid, who was seven years his junior when they started dating.
‘I actually asked her to be on the artwork for Beauty Behind the Madness,’ the R&B star said in an interview with Rolling Stone. ‘My motive was literally to work with her.’
And although she declined the offer to appear on the number 1 album, The Weeknd persisted, adding: ‘I was like, ‘Alright, cool – we can meet up face-to-face.’ Addressing Hadid’s young age, the singer said: ‘It just kind of fell into my lap. If this had happened two years ago – well she couldn’t. But if I’d met someone two years ago, I probably would’ve f****d it up. But I’m more – how do I say it? – clear-thinking now.’