Abel, is that you?

By Kimberly Truong
Sep 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

The Weeknd is rocking a whole different look in his first public appearance since splitting up with Bella Hadid. 

The musician, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, showed up at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Uncut Gems, in which he plays himself. But it wasn't just his onscreen debut that got people talking — it was his unrecognizable new look, complete with a shaved chin, a mustache, and different hair, his once gravity-defying locks a thing of the past.  

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Fans on Twitter were jarred, to say the least. 

Last month, it was announced that he and Hadid had broken up again after getting back together last year. "They are in different places right now, physically and mentally," a source told E!. "They have been arguing a lot recently. [They] haven't spent quality time together in months."

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However, the source did offer some hope for Bella/Abel 'shippers.

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"They hope to get back together at one point," the source said. "But for now are focusing on themselves and their projects."

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