EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: The Weeknd is joined by mystery brunette who looks strikingly similar to his model ex Bella Hadid... as he parties with pals at his swish Sydney rental home
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He has found himself single again after splitting with former flame Selena Gomez at the end of October.??
And it seems The Weeknd?is already taking the opportunity to refresh and move on from the failed relationship, as he was seen partying with a mystery brunette after jetting into Australia on Thursday.?
The 27-year-old musician was seen on the balcony of his Sydney rental home enjoying the company of a number of friends, with one female guest baring a striking resemblance to his ex-girlfriend of 18 months Bella Hadid.?
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Look familiar? The Weeknd (right) was spotted partying with a mystery brunette in Sydney on Thursday who looked strikingly similar to his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid
Pictured outside The Weeknd's luxury apartment, the dark-haired female was dressed in a white mini-dress and joined by another female in a purple T-shirt before they headed inside.
Boasting cheekbones to rival catwalk queen Bella and similar dark tresses, the beauty drew comparisons to The Weeknd's former love, who had sparked rumours she was reconciling with the Starboy hit-maker, after he was spotted at her New York apartment weeks after his split with Selena.?
He and Bella began dating in early 2015, but took a break in December of that same year and spent the festive season apart.
However, the pair got back together soon after and made their red carpet debut as a couple in February 2016 at the Grammy Awards, before splitting in November of the same year.
Seeing double: Boasting cheekbones to rival catwalk queen Bella and similar dark tresses, the beauty drew comparisons to The Weeknd's former love?
History: He and Bella began dating in early 2015 and enjoyed an 18 month romance, before splitting in November the following year
The model later opened up about the split, and admitted it 'heavily' affected her as her first proper breakup in the public eye.
She explained to Teen Vogue: 'When I love somebody, I love them with my whole heart. As an outsider, you might think I handled it so well, but it's always in your heart.
'You always feel it very heavily. It'll be hard for a while. Love hurts, but you have to pull through.'?
Moving on: The Weeknd recently split with girlfriend Selina Gomes, who has recently rekindled her romance with Justin Bieber?
Chic: Pictured outside The Weeknd's luxury apartment, the dark-haired female was dressed in a white mini-dress?
Hanging nearby: The brunette was joined by a friend in a purple T-shirt?
Meanwhile, the Canadian talent was dressed in casual all-black attire as he sipped on a beverage on the balcony, with several male friends joining him for the occasion.?
In several photos the Star Boy singer looked suitably downcast as he leaned on the balcony railing and stared into the distance, suggesting his recent heartbreak from his split with Selena, albeit amicable, could still be weighing on his mind.?
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to The Weeknd's representatives for comment.?
?Still heartbroken? In several photos, the Star Boy singer looked suitably downcast as he leaned on the balcony railing and stared into the distance
?Down Under: At the apartment, the musician was pictured sipping a beverage in a red cup
Casual attire: The Weeknd was dressed in his trademark all-black outfit for the low-key bash
The Weeknd was spotted arriving in Sydney on Thursday for his Australian jaunt, keeping a firm grip on a whisky glass as he exited the plane.?
Since his arrival, the R&B superstar has a couple of days of downtime before commencing his first Australian tour performance in Sydney on Saturday.
He's due to perform two nights at Sydney Olympic Park, before travelling to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and South Australia over the next fortnight.?
Back home in the US, meanwhile, Selena has been snapped putting on an affectionate display with Despacito heartthrob Justin, after the duo reignited their on-off romance.?
Meeting the crew: The mystery brunette was seen interacting with several of The Weeknd's companions, ?including a shirtless tattooed man
Downtime: The Weeknd was also joined by several male friends at the Sydney location
Risque: The beauty chose to done a mesh summer dress that teased a look at her frame underneath
Forgetting his troubles! While The Weeknd consumed a drink in Sydney, his former girlfriend Selena was spotted putting on an affectionate display with Justin Bieber
Amicable parting??Despite The Weeknd?and Selena unfollowing each other on Instagram, the actress told Billboard magazine this week that she and her ex ended their 10 month relationship as 'best friends'
Despite The Weeknd and Selena unfollowing each other on Instagram, the actress told Billboard magazine that she and her ex ended their 10 month relationship as 'best friends.'?
They had confirmed their split at the end of October, with an insider telling E! News at the time: '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. They have been open and honest about it and where they were going. Distance definitely played a factor.'
Speaking of their split, a month later, Selena told Billboard: 'Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life.?
'We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.'??
Day off: The Weeknd was spotted arriving in Sydney on Thursday for his Australian jaunt
Gathering:?Since his arrival, the R&B superstar has a couple of days of downtime before commencing his first Australian tour performance in Sydney on Saturday
Something weighing on his mind? The Weeknd's ex Selena Gomez this week confirmed her reunion with ex Justin Bieber
The former Disney star also addressed her recent reunion with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber and insisted she will always have a soft spot for the Baby singer, as he has played a significant role in her life.??
'I'm 25. I'm not 18, or 19, or 20,' she told the magazine of reconnecting with Justin. 'I cherish people who have really impacted my life.'
'So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away.'
Selena and Justin's on/off romance began back in 2010, but appeared to be over for good when she began dating The Weeknd at the beginning of 2017.?
All over: The Weeknd and Selena confirmed their split at the end of October, with an insider telling E! News at the time: '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'
Reunited:?Selena and Justin's on/off romance began back in 2010, but appeared to be over for good when she began dating The Weeknd at the beginning of 2017
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