Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid are going their separate ways for now, after more than two years of dating.
The “New Rules” singer, 26, and Hadid, 22, are hitting the brakes on their relationship, a source close to the Hadid family told People. “Dua and Anwar are currently taking a break from their relationship and are spending time apart,” the source says. “They’re figuring things out right now.”
The pair’s split was first reported by The U.S. Sun, who reported earlier this month that the Grammy winner and her model boyfriend were in “crisis” mode, as “traveling so much and being apart is proving tough.” The outlet reported that the couple had not been seen together in nearly six weeks, as Lipa was in London and Los Angeles recording new music, and Hadid was in New York City.
In August, Hadid celebrated Lipa’s 26th birthday with a note reading, “Happy birthday girl of my dreams. Love u forever and always” on his Instagram Story. In June, Lipa marked Hadid’s 22nd birthday with a sweet Instagram post that featured intimate photos of the pair, including a shot of them in bed with their dog, Dexter.
“Happy Birthday Baby @anwarspc another lap around the sun ~ you make my world so much better!! I’m lucky to love you and be loved by you. DEXTER IS SO LUCKY TOO N LOVES U SO MUCH!!! can’t wait to celebrate youuuu today,” the singer captioned the post.
The singer said in January that she was feeling “very comfortable” in her relationship with Hadid. “I’m very comfortable in the relationship, more so than any others,” she told Rolling Stone.
Dua also said the couple was “quite private” in a February interview with British Vogue. “We’ll only show you as much as we want you to see,” she said. “It’s a little bit of give and take, trying to find the right balance of being so excited and being in love, and wanting to share that with the people around me, but at the same time not wanting to put too much out there. I want to be able to just be happy in this relationship without having other people’s opinions.”
Lipa’s split from Hadid, the younger brother of models Gigi and Bella Hadid, comes six months after the couple celebrated their two-year anniversary. Dua and Anwar first sparked romance rumors in summer 2019 with a PDA-packed outing at the British Summer Time Music Festival in London. Months later, the couple made their red carpet debut at the 2019 American Music Awards.