Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid split after two-year relationship

Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid 'taking a break' after two-year relationship
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24 December, 2021
Singer Dua Lipa and model Anwar Hadid have taken a break to 'figure things out' after dating for just over two years.
Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid are 'taking a break' [Getty]

British-Kosovan singer Dua Lipa and American Palestinian-Dutch model Anwar Hadid have decided to take a break in their relationship, according to reports.

Dua, 26, and Anwar, 22, have split to give each other space after two years of dating, amid reports of their relationship souring as a result of not spending enough time together.

"Dua and Anwar are currently taking a break from their relationship and are spending time apart," an insider source told People Magazine this week. "They're figuring things out right now."

On Thursday, Hadid was spotted out in West Hollywood for the first time since his split. He was wearing brown a brown cardigan with a grey t-shirt underneath, and light brown trousers, accompanied by his friend.

Lipa and Hadid were first rumoured to have begun dating in the summer of 2019 when they were snapped together at the British Summer Time Music Festival in London.

In November, they made their first red-carpet appearance at the 2019 American Music Awards.

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The pair consistently made headlines for their staunch pro-Palestine stance, whether they were exploring Palestinian culture, or taking a political stance against Israel's violations.

In April, Lipa shared photos of her and Hadid making maqlouba, a traditional Palestinian meal consisting of rice, meat and fried vegetables.

The name of the delicious dish literally means "upside-down". It is so named as the pot is turned upside down before serving.

Lipa learned the recipe from Hadid's father Mohamed, a Palestinian-American real estate developer.

By May, Lipa took on one of the most prominent pro-Israel networks after they accused her, along with Hadid's sisters Gigi and Bella supporting a second Holocaust.

The trio were vocal about their support for Palestine, supporting those who faced displacement in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah and those who were being bombarded in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the head of the pro-Israel World Values Network, in a New York Times ad named Lipa and the Hadid models as three "mega-influencers" who have "accused Israel of ethnic cleansing" and "vilified the Jewish State".

"The World Values Network are shamelessly using my name to advance their ugly campaign with falsehoods... I stand in solidarity with all oppressed people and reject all forms of racism", Lipa tweeted in response.

"This is the price you pay for defending Palestinian human rights against an Israeli government whose actions in Palestine both Human Rights Watch and the Israeli human rights group B`Tselem accuse of persecution and discrimination," she added.