It looks like Bella Hadid officially has a new man in her life! Yep, the model just went Instagram official with her boyfriend, Marc Kalman, and we couldn’t be more excited for her. For those who missed it, Hadid shared a bunch of pics from her latest trip to Paris, France, on Thursday, July 9, and one of them contained a blurry pic of her and Kalman kissing.
“Healthy, working and loved,” she captioned it.
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But wait, who exactly is Hadid’s beau? What does he do for a living? How did they meet and how long have they been together?! Not to worry, you guys, because we went ahead and made you a complete guide to their romance. Here’s everything you need to know about Hadid’s new relationship…
Who Is Bella Hadid’s New Boyfriend?
It turns out, Kalman is actually an art director, and he’s worked with some pretty big clients! Not only has he designed clothes for brands like Bathing Ape, but he also worked on Travis Scott‘s album covers, visuals and merchandise! Plus, get this — he also used to be a fashion assistant for the New York Times. Unfortunately, because he’s pretty low-key, there’s not much else we know about him. He does have an Instagram account (which Hadid follows) but it’s set to private, so don’t expect him to post any pics with the brunette beauty.
When Did They Start Dating?
Since they’ve kept their relationship mostly under wraps so far, it’s still unclear when exactly it started. But rumors first started to swirl that Hadid had a new man in her life back in May 2021, after Instagram account DeuxMoi claimed that she was in a relationship — however they didn’t say who it was with. The outlet explained in a new post, however, that they were talking about Kalman, and that they’ve been together “for a while.”
“She has been with him for a while. He is the same guy I was referring to when I told you guys she had a BF months ago,” they wrote.
They were publicly spotted together for the first time on June 5, 2021, when photographers caught the couple having lunch in New York City. They haven’t been seen together since then, but we can’t wait to see what’s next for the pair!
Who Else Has Bella Hadid Been Linked To?
Hadid’s most famous relationship was probably with The Weeknd. They were first linked in May 2015, with a source telling E! News at the time, “[Bella and The Weeknd] have many things in common and really enjoyed each other’s company. She loves his music as well. They are hanging out for sure now.”
After that, they quickly became couple goals. They were photographed hanging out nonstop, packing on the PDA all over the world and get this — she even starred in one of the “Can’t Feel My Face” artist’s music videos! But in November 2016, People Magazine reported that they had split.
“Their schedules have been too hard to coordinate and he is focusing on finishing and promoting his album,” a source told them. “They still have a great deal of love for one another and will remain friends.”
But things didn’t end there. They were caught kissing again in September 2018, and by the summer of 2019, it was definitely no secret that they were back together. They shared numerous pics together on social media and even attended a few events side by side. In August 2019, however, E! News reported that they had gone their separate ways again.
“They are in different places right now, physically and mentally… [They] haven’t spent quality time together in months,” a friend of the model dished. “They hope to get back together at one point but for now are focusing on themselves and their projects.”
As for her other relationships, the star was briefly linked to Odell Beckham Jr. in 2016, while she was on break from The Weeknd.
“Odell and Bella have just clicked. They had known each other before, but once she split from the Weeknd, Odell reached out instantly,” an insider said at the time. “They really enjoy each other’s company.”
Things must have fizzled out after that, however, because (besides from one flirty Instagram comment in 2018) it was the last we heard of the pair. There were also rumors that she and Drake were together during 2017. At the time, they kept things pretty private. But when the rapper released his album Scorpion in 2018, he included many references to the model and their relationship. In the end, Us Weekly reported that “things ended over text when he basically ghosted her.”
Her only other public relationship was with Matthew Morton, and that went down long before she was famous, so there’s not a lot of info it. In fact, we didn’t even know about it until years later, when rumors hit the web that Hadid had cheated on The Weeknd with her old beau.
“Hadid has again been seeing her old beau Matt Morton, son of Hard Rock mogul Peter and brother of hospitality bigwig Harry,” a source told Page Six at the time. “Bella and Matt used to be an item and they’ve been hanging out again since he started studying at NYU.”
But another insider quickly shut the rumors down. They said, “Matt was at her birthday party in early October, but other than that they haven’t been in the company of each other in the past six months. And [The Weeknd] was at the party with her. They run in the same circles, but there’s no truth to [them hooking up] at all.”