Rosalía crying, cutting her hair: all the signs that pointed to a split with Rauw Alejandro

Fans are starting to piece together missing pieces of the break-up puzzle

Rosalia at Lallapalooza Paris in July 2023
(Image credit:  Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Fans' hearts were breaking witnessing Rosalía crying on stage at Lollapalooza Paris over the weekend of July 22. She experienced a bit of emotional turbulence during a performance of "Hentai," but ultimately managed to get through with the audience's help. 

Perhaps this was a sign of what was to come. On Tuesday, July 25, news broke that Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro ended their engagement, sending fans into a tizzy. What had transpired? Did Rauw cheat on Rosalía? (He denied the allegations via Instagram Stories.) What sent this pair on their separate ways? 

The two had been madly in love just a few months before. Coinciding with their release of "Beso" in March 2023, the couple spoke to Billboard about their romance and forthcoming tours. That's when Rosalía told her fiancé: "I’m lucky to be your partner, and I want to be there for you, sabes? And I feel you’re there for me, independent of the careers. For me, our relationship is first, and then there’s everything else."

But now that everyone is taking a look back, they believe that Rosalía had been dropping hints about the split. Here are a few red flags that fans noted.

Rosalía crying onstage and other signs of her breakup

Getting over a breakup is never without its challenges, and now super-sleuth fans are starting to piece together different parts of the puzzle. Here's why everyone thinks the two might've been going through hardships behind the scenes. 

1. Rosalía Crying On Stage

A mere few days before the news hit the world, Rosalía was in tears at Lollapalooza Paris. Now we're starting to realize this might not have been coincidental. 

2. Rosalía's Lollapalooza Sign-off

Speaking of her emotional Paris show, the "Tuya" singer ended things with a very emotional sign-off and thank you, but did not make mention of her fiancé throughout the process. Now, we're starting to read between the lines. 

“The blessings that Motomami has given me are endless and Motomami ends in Paris,” she told the crowd, according to Billboard. “Many of you discovered me thanks to this project, thanks to this album. I’m so thankful to all of you. I don’t know what the next chapter will look like, there are some ideas but I don’t know. Only God knows. To all my fans around the world, I want you to know that I love you and you’re the best thing that could ever happen to me.”

3. The Hair Transformation

The Spanish songstress took to Instagram Stories on Monday, July 24 to reveal a new haircut, according to HOLA! and some believe that her curtain bangs and subtle highlights are a sign of new beginnings to come, and not just style-wise. 

4. Sad Instagram Posts

Followers were surprised to see a carousel of images on the star's Instagram page that began with a shot of her crying. She posted the group of images on Sunday, July 16. 

5. Tour Differences

This year, Rosalía embarked on a European tour while Rauw took on the United States. The distance cannot be easy.

"Notwithstanding the joy and goodwill, and the love you get from fans, [touring is] very draining. It’s like constantly building and destroying your home," she told Billboard. "Being a nomad isn’t easy psychologically or emotionally. But it helps me a lot that you [Rauw] and I speak so much over FaceTime."

As more news develops, we'll be sure to keep you posted.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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