The Weeknd Poses With Supermodels, Admits He May Retire His Public Persona

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Photo: Harper's Bazaar
The Weeknd can't help but run in the same circles as his ex-girlfriend, Bella Hadid.
On the cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine's September issue, the "Starship" singer poses with supermodels Adriana Lima and Irina Shayk, who often share the runway with Hadid.
While it's no secret that The Weeknd is currently dating Selena Gomez, the 27-year-old musician tells the magazine that it's important that he not overshare. "I’m not in a rush to let people know everything about me. Mystery is always great," he explains. "Luckily, the only thing the world demands of me is music. I don’t have to give them anything else for the rest of my life."

Photo: Harper's Bazaar
That being said, the GRAMMY winner, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, reveals that The Weeknd, his public alter ego, might have a short shelf life. "Kind of like pulling a Ziggy Stardust," he notes, referring to the late David Bowie's public persona. "Maybe I’ll retire from being The Weeknd, or maybe I’ll just give him a break.”
In addition to The Weeknd being featured in Harper's Bazaar, Gomez also landed the cover of InStyle's August issue, and gushed to the magazine about how their relationship is different from all the others she's had in the past. "I don’t depend on one area of my life to make me happy. It’s really important for me to love and nourish my friends and family and to make sure that I never get influenced by a guy," she explains. "I’m lucky because [The Weeknd is] more of a best friend than anything else."
Here's a look at how the happy couple celebrated Gomez's 25th birthday: