Gigi Hadid thanks The Weeknd for ‘loving my sis like you do’

The Weeknd has won the approval of his model girlfriend Bella Hadid’s older sister Gigi. The current star of Sports Illustrated’s special swimsuit issue publicly declared her love for the singer and thanked him for taking care of her sister in a special birthday post on Instagram. “Happy Birthday A! Thanks for lovin my sis like you do. XO.”

Gigi also congratulated the Toronto native on winning two awards at Monday’s GRAMMY Awards, which fell on the eve of his 26th birthday. Prior to the show, the singer, born Abel Tesfaye, and Bella made their red carpet debut as a couple. The 19-year-old model stunned in a black Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture with plunging neckline and sky-high slit.

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid at the GRAMMY Awards. Photo: Getty Images

The “Can’t Feel My Face” singer had a lot to celebrate on his birthday this year. Not only is he madly in love, but in addition to scoring his first career GRAMMYs he is basking in the joy of being a first-time Oscar nominee. His hit song “Earned It” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack will battle it out for Best Original song at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28.

The sisters’ mother, Yolanda Foster, has reavealed that she approves of both The Weeknd and Gigi’s beau Zayn Malik. Speaking with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, the 52-year-old admitted, “You can’t tell your daughters who to date. You know, it’s their choice, and I support them in whatever their choices are. As they treat my daughters with great respect and you know, love them. It’s all good for me.”

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