Last year, Bella Hadid split from The Weeknd in a breakup she said weighed heavy on her heart. And while she's handled the public, post-split scrutiny with immense grace and courage, she's still (understandably) feeling the aftershocks of heartbreak.
That said, in a recent interview with Porter Magazine, Bella said that she's not going to be dating for a while: “I’m just really focusing on myself, and my work, and just being the best that I can be. I’m not really worried about what guys think about me, I’m just trying to be a woman!" she said.
She went on to say that she felt "overexposed" and that she wants to retreat to her apartment "and be centered again." She calls herself a "sensitive person," and that over time, she's "gotten more used to being around people."
Last year, Bella told Teen Vogue that the breakup was her first, and that perhaps the public thought she handled it better than she felt she did. “It was my first breakup — or second, next to the horse — and so public," she said. "As an outsider, you might think I handled it so well, but it’s always in your heart, and you always feel it very heavily,” she shares. “It’ll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you have to pull through.”
Either way, it's healthy and natural to take some time for yourself after a big life change like that. Power to Bella for acknowledging how important it is to find yourself first.
This story originally appeared on Teen Vogue.
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