According to E! News, Abel and Bella have been “hanging out” since the singer’s breakup with Gomez. “Abel reached out to Bella asking to hang out and catch up, and she decided to see him and see where things go,” said a source. “She knows that if they don’t date again, they can at least be good friends.”
Insiders say that the XO crooner has apologized for hurting the model in the past and that they have an “amazing connection.” However, a source claims that Bella is keeping her “guard up” throughout the process.
“She never really got over him,” the insider said. “She is not looking to be exclusive with him now, just to be his friend. His schedule won’t allow him to stay focused on her—she knows this from past experience. She also knows he is talking to a few girls still. She reads what is put out in the news and that affects her.”
“She is stronger this time around,” the insider continued. “She would give Abel another try, maybe down the road, but is taking small steps before she jumps back into a relationship.”
Another source added: “She still loves him, but she is keeping her options open.”
Just last month, Drake and Hadid sparked dating rumors when they were seen at a nightclub together. Neither star commented on the alleged romance but Life & Style reported that the pair has been “secretly dating” since June.