In 2021, and made headlines after the announcement of their new HBO show , co-created by and the singer himself.
In the series, The Weeknd's cult leader character falls in love with Lily-Rose's "up-and-coming pop idol," Jocelyn. As a result, some fans are wondering if the two have also been romantically involved in real life. Here's the real nature of their relationship.
In September 2021, that Lily-Rose was cast in alongside The Weeknd, , Troye Sivan, Rachel Sennott, and Dan Levy. At that time, Lily-Rose's role was described as "a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult."
Lily-Rose and The Weeknd have been photographed together during production, nothing more. But after "from the gutters of Hollywood" came out in August 2022, many noticed that the two have great chemistry. "Why do i ship the weeknd and lily rose depp," a fan tweeted, with another replying, "they would be so hot together" and "she looks like one of his songs." However, the two have never been romantically involved in real life.
In April 2022, had to do a few "significant" reshoots, which worried a lot of fans. s creative team continues to build, refine, and evolve their vision for the show and they have aligned on a new creative direction," HBO said in a statement to back then. "The production will be adjusting its cast and crew accordingly to best serve this new approach to the series. We look forward to sharing more information soon." It will be available for streaming on HBO Max in November 2022.
, The Weeknd is reportedly dating model and DJ, Simi Khadra these days. She's friends with . "The Weeknd and Simi have been seeing each other and having fun together. They were acting very couple-y this past weekend at his birthday celebration in Vegas," in February 2022. "It's easy since they have known each other for a long time. Simi is supportive of The Weeknd and they have a natural flirtation and chemistry."
Their romance started to make headlines back in January when Simi and her twin sister were spotted at the hitmaker's release party. Early in February, they were also seen leaving the Sunset Set Tower hotel together, following a dinner date in Los Angeles. Before they were seen kissing in Vegas, insiders close to the couple denied the dating rumors and said they'd just been dating as "friends."
"They are not dating," a source previously told . "They have mutual interests and are enjoying putting their ideas together to see what they can come up with. They have been recently talking about partnering on a few humanitarian projects together. He loves talking about movies and the art form."
In 2021, Lily-Rose started dating French rapper, Yassine Stein. Compared to her past relationships, this one has been pretty lowkey. The actress has and — who wasn't pleased with the press coverage of their romance. "I went to bed that night thinking that was one of the best days of my life. I was on this boat all day with someone I really loved, and closing my eyes, I was like, indisputably, 'That was great,'" in 2020.
"Then waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real knob? All pale?" he continued, remembering how people labeled that day as a PR Stunt. "A PR stunt?! Do you think I'd want to look like that in front of all of you?" Following the release of their viral photos, Lily-Rose appeared on and opened up about "the value of privacy" in her life.
"The value of privacy is something that's been instilled in me from an early age," she told Drew. "Growing up in a family like I did, it was always something that was—I always learned the importance of privacy and valuing that and keeping things just for yourself. And that's something that I've carried on into my own career and that's really important to me."