Bella Hadid, boyfriend Marc Kalman and their discreet romance can't get past savvy fans. The new love birds have been spotted in London, and naturally, the internet is aglow taking in Bella's interactions with her new beau. (And plus, this is the clearest shot of his face to date, so it's kind of a big deal.)
Bella—fashionista, master of the TikTok bun hack and model extraordinaire—first gave us a glimpse into her new romance in July 2021 with a few blurry Instagram photos that have since been deleted. But her attempts at secrecy were unsuccessful, as onlookers identified Marc Kalman fairly quickly.
Though they're not flaunting every aspect of their relationship on social media, we did get a look into how things are going as the two left a London restaurant on August 19th. Both are seen sporting casual black ensembles and a laid-back summer vibe. Rumor has it the two have been double dating with Bella's brother, Anwar, and his pop-star girlfriend Dua Lipa. That honestly sounds like quite the dinner date, if you ask us.
Check out the images of Bella and Marc below. (But most importantly Marc, sorry Bella.)
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Now that we've been treated to a sneak peek, let's revisit how the duo became an item, shall we?
Bella Hadid, boyfriend Marc Kalman and their European adventures
What better location to indulge in l'amour than France? While abroad in July 2021, Bella took the time between walking the runway for several big designers like Off-White and Jacquemus and serving some seriously notable red carpet moments—including show-stopping Schiaparelli and Jean Paul Gaultier gowns—to enjoy some low-key moments too with her loved ones. She also gave her Instagram followers a sneak peek at her new beau in a joyful photo dump (which she has since removed from her profile).
"Time of my life ⏳🫀🍾 Healthy, Working and Loved ❤️🔥🌹," the model wrote. The last photo in the group was on a boat in the evening...in the arms of a mystery fella. Both seem incredibly lovey-dovey, smiling as they hug and go in for a smooch. Our interests were piqued for sure!
But, Bella cleverly decided to use a somewhat blurry snapshot, making it a smidge difficult to confirm who exactly she's attached to. Naturally, onlookers collectively lost it and had to find everything out about him. Eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that the snapshot appears to be of 33-year-old creative director Marc Kalman. Can't fool the super sleuths among us, Bella.
Those discreet attempts failed later in the trip. Paparazzi caught Bella and Marc on a boat (again!) enjoying a steamy smooch. Bella is captured wearing a neon-hued top while Marc was shirtless and sporting sunglasses. Now, this seemed to be all of the confirmation fans needed.
Although she was photographed at the Cannes Film Festival solo, she was certainly glowing. Might this happiness stem from a new relationship? Experts seem to think so; sources confirmed to E! News that the 24-year-old model is the happiest she's been since being attached to Marc, but apparently, the two are keen on keeping things quiet.
How did Bella and Marc meet?
Allegedly, Bella and Marc had a working relationship before a romantic one. The art director and fashion designer—who's worked with Travis Scott and A Bathing Ape—had been in contact for years as she tackled various projects.
However, following Bella's official split from The Weeknd, an on-again, off-again relationship that lasted for about three years, the model was ready to find someone new, and thus their love blossomed. The source further adds that Marc is a hit with Bella's family, and he's spent time with Bella's mom, Yolanda, and supermodel older sis, Gigi.
It seems like the model is embracing plenty of new beginnings. After Bella's social media break earlier this year, she claims to have found her "strength and light" once more, perhaps allowing different experiences—like a relationship with Marc—to unfold.
We're all anxious to see what fate has in store for these two next. Judging from those giddy snaps, it's safe to say that they're very much enjoying each other's company, wouldn't you say?
Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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