At this point in her career, Bella Hadid has reached a level of fame at which she’s followed by photographers wherever she goes. At best, the paparazzi photos are used for street-style inspiration or to praise her cute new haircut. At worst, it’s an invasion of privacy so troubling she has to move. It’s a fine line between a blessing and a curse, for sure. Hadid may not like the paparazzi catching her off-guard, but she does use their photos on her own Instagram page. Still, there’s one paparazzi move in particular that definitely falls on the side of annoying for Hadid: when photos of her casually hanging out with a friend spark dating rumors.
That’s what happened recently when Hadid was captured (on multiple occasions) spending time with DJ Daniel Chetrit in New York City. Take a look:
To be fair, the two were seen holding hands in some of the photographs—and, honestly, potential celebrity romances have been built up on far less. However, Hadid was quick to shut down that narrative on her Twitter.
“Just to be clear…I’m STILL not dating any of my best friends, y’all! In a committed relationship with myself & my happiness for now,” she wrote, followed by a string of emojis.
So, that’s that on Hadid and Chetrit—and a lesson on why you should never jump to conclusions.
This isn’t the first time Hadid has made it clear she’s in no hurry to date following her breakup with The Weeknd. “It’s like I’m finally getting to the point where I can just think about what I want to do and the places I want to go,” she told Grazia back in May. “I want to be as independent as possible and worry about myself rather than anyone else.” We’re here for that.