Fans were wondering why The Weeknd did not attend the 2018 Met Gala and the answer is here! The audience was expecting to see the Earned It singer on the red carpet of the big night, but he was not there. Despite the fact that he could have completely rocked the theme of religion meeting fashion. His ex-girlfriends Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez were there looking absolutely stunning!

While Gomez got trolled on the internet for her look, Bella Hadid was praised. However, that’s a story of yesterday. As for today, Hollywood Life has reported the reason Abel Tesfaye was not present at this year’s Met Gala.

A source close to the 28-year-old told the publication, “Abel ditched the Met Gala this year to avoid any nasty run-ins with his ex’s. When he heard that both Selena [Gomez] and Bella [Hadid] were going to be at the Gala he decided not to put himself in any awkward situations.”

We can totally understand you, Abel. This man had two of his exes in one place and it was a better idea to stay at home rather than suit up for the event. It’s no secret that The Weeknd’s relationships with both Selena and Bella were too impactful to be ignored.

The Canadian singer had a hard time moving on from Selena, he assumedly wrote songs about her and even cried on stage while singing those songs. As for Bella, reports circulated that after their breakup, he had tried to woo her back and also got close to her at the recent Coachella weekends. But Bella said “It wasn’t me” despite all the onlookers saying otherwise. Ouch!

“He has major issues, very different issues, with both Selena and Bella, so he didn’t want to have to deal with either of them in the same night. He felt more comfortable blowing off the event,” further added the insider. Good going, Abel. We would have done the same.