Selena Gomez and the Weeknd Split After 10 Months of Dating: Source - NBC Chicago

Selena Gomez and the Weeknd Split After 10 Months of Dating: Source

"Distance definitely played a factor" a source told E! News

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    Selena Gomez and Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, have called it quits.

    E! News can confirm the duo—who started dating in January—have decided to go their separate ways, and it was a decision that was a long time coming. A source confirms they've been discussing the fate of their relationship since the summer.

    "It's been hard for them to come to the realization that this is the direction things were heading, but it's been hard for months," an insider told E! News. "They have been open and honest about it and where they were going. Distance definitely played a factor."

    Gomez often made an effort to attend his shows. However, when she began filming in New York and he continued in his tour, things got more difficult.

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    "They are still talking and will remain friends," the source added. "They have been very grown-up about it."

    The news comes as no major surprise, considering Gomez's recent hang outs with her ex, Justin Bieber. However, our insider says Bieber "did not play a factor" in Gomez's relationship with The Weeknd coming to an end.

    As we reported earlier, Gomez and Bieber were spotted hanging out at Gomez's home last weekend and again this weekend, grabbing breakfast and attending church together in Westlake Village, Calif.

    Though multiple sources told us Gomez and Bieber are just friends, another source noted that The Weeknd was "upset" to see them hanging out "twice in the same week."

    The Weeknd previously dated Bella Hadid for a year before they split in November 2016, and Gomez dated Bieber for three years, from 2011 to 2014.