After Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s split was made public on Monday, October 30, eagle-eyed fans were quick to note the “Starboy” singer’s alleged attempts to subtly erase his ex from social media.
According to several fans on Twitter, The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, deleted Selena’s mother as well as several of her friends – including Francia Raisa, her assistant Theresa Mingus, and the parents of her godson Priscilla DeLeon and Jay Cosme – on Instagram. Many Tweeters also claim that he removed his “likes” from her photos in addition to deleting the majority of photos he posted of her from his account.
Although he and Gomez still currently follow each other on the photo-sharing app, The Weeknd reportedly also unfollowed multiple fan accounts dedicated to the couple.
“Abel (The Weeknd) has unfollowed Theresa, Mandy (Selena’s Mum) , Courtney and Raquelle. He has also unliked photos from selena’s account.” one user wrote. Another noted the similarity to his 2016 breakup from ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid: “People say that’s how the break up of the weeknd and bella started after he unfollowed her friends/family on IG as well ”
Us Weekly confirmed on Monday that the couple of nearly 10 months have split. The news came soon after it was revealed that Gomez has recently been spending time with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. A source told Us that the exes, who dated on-and-off from 2011 to 2014, rekindled their friendship a few months after her kidney transplant and could be getting back together.