For future reference, it’s best not to ask Angelina Jolie about The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye). After being spotted spending time together on multiple occasions in 2021, it is rumoured the famous duo are dating. During an interview ahead of her role in The Eternals this week, a journalist asked Jolie if her children are more excited about the Marvel film or her friendship with the singer.
“They’re very excited about this film, if that’s what you’re asking,” Jolie said, glancing at Hayek.
“They’re very excited about this film,” she repeated.
Jolie and Tesfaye were first spotted leaving the same restaurant on June 30. On July 10, they were photographed attending a private concert in Los Angeles. In late September they were again spotted dining at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on a Saturday night. Coincidence? Well we haven’t witnessed any PDA yet.
According to a source for Page Six, the pair are only colleagues. “They’re clearly not trying to hide [the dinner date],” the insider said. “He’s definitely focused on getting to the movie business. He has the new HBO series he’s starring in.”
The series in question is titled “The Idol” and is set to star the singer in addition to Lily-Rose Depp.
Over the northern hemisphere’s summer, it appeared that Jolie was living her best single life (dancing on roof in Italy, wearing a caftan) amid a court dispute with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt. The actress has said she used to fear for the safety of herself and the children during her marriage to the actor.
“I’m not the kind of person who makes decisions like the decisions I had to make lightly,” Jolie said of divorcing Pitt in a past interview. “It took a lot for me to be in a position where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children.” She added the experience left her feeling “broken”.