Change is always refreshing. Even more so when you come out of a relationship. Whether it's dying your hair, changing up your fashion, or getting a new tattoo, we've all experienced that post-split transformation to some degree.
And, in Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, The Weeknd's, case, his post-breakup makeover has left him looking completely unrecognizable.
The star has had an on-off relationship with supermodel, Bella Hadid, since 2015, but the pair have reportedly called it quits last month.
On Monday night, The Weeknd stepped out onto the red carpet for the first time since the split, and fans can't believe how different he looks - with many taking to Twitter to poke fun at the star.
Keep scrolling to get a glimpse at his brand new look, and, of course, delve deep into the pair's rocky relationship history.
The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye is an R&B sensation.
via: Getty ImagesThe Canadian-born singer-songwriter is one of the leading figures in the music industry.
The star broke into the music scene in 2011 with his mixtape, House of Balloons.
via: Getty ImagesEven in the early days, he managed to work with some pretty high profile artists including Drake and Wiz Khalifa, while still finding his feet within the industry.
But, his musical success skyrocketed with his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness.The album brought us the global hit single "Can't Feel My Face," which has drawn in comparison to the likes of Michael Jackson, hit No.1 on the Billboard chart, and went on to rank as the best song of the year.
His follow-up album, Starboy, also enjoyed critical success.
There's no denying that the star is a hit-maker.
via: Getty ImagesThroughout his career, the star has racked up several Grammy nominations and awards for his work and has even gone on to headline the infamous Coachella Festival, alongside Beyonce and Eminem.
But, away from his music career, he's had a rocky love life.
via: Getty ImagesThe star has been in an on-off relationship with model, Bella Hadid, since the pair linked up in 2015. According to E! News, the pair made it official in May 2015 after hanging out together at Coachella the previous month.
They made their first public appearance together in September 2015.
via: Getty ImagesThe pair were snapped holding hands at New York Fashion Week and were spotted several times after on dates and family engagements.
The pair got off to a strong start.
But their relationship quickly hit a rocky patch.
It was the first of many hurdles for the 2.
via: Getty ImagesIn February 2016, the couple appeared to be back on when they hit the Grammys red carpet together, and then the following month, looked extremely loved-up as they posed for snaps at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards.
It was going well...
via: Getty ImagesFor quite a few months, the couple were going strong. They attended the 2016 Met Gala looking like full-blown couple goals, dressed head-to-toe in his-and-hers Givenchy, went on a very Instagram-worthy vacation to Tokyo, and celebrated Bella's twentieth birthday together.
But, once again, the couple headed for a split.
The pair had an awkward post-breakup reunion on the Victoria's Secret runway stage.
via: Getty ImagesJust 2 weeks after their breakup, The Weeknd released his highly acclaimed album, Starboy, and took to the stage at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, where his ex happened to be strutting her stuff. When asked about the reunion, Bella claimed that it wasn't awkward at all: “He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his performance."
This time, the split was serious...
via: Getty ImagesThe Weeknd even moved on, coupling up with Singer, Selena Gomez. But it didn't take long for the R&B star and Bella to get on friendly terms again when in late-2017, the singer was pictured leaving Bella's apartment.
Throughout 2018, the couple were rumored to be back on.
via: BEST IMAGE/BACKGRIDThe pair were spotting kissing on various occasions and were even spotted going on a date. The couple then appeared to confirm their rekindled romance after they were snapped walking arm in arm through the streets in Paris, and, to celebrate the supermodel's birthday, The Weeknd took to social media to share cute snaps of the pair. We don't know about you, but this is starting to get a little exhausting.
After a number of strong months, the couple have called it quits...again.
And in true post-breakup style, The Weekend has just showcased a brand new look during his first red carpet appearance since the split.
via: Getty ImagesIn a rare red carpet appearance, the R&B powerhouse attended the premiere of his feature film debut, Uncut Gems, at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.
But the star was looking notably different...
via: Getty ImagesThe "I Feel It Coming" singer made quite a few changes to his signature look, which has hardly changed over the years - opting to trade his usual full-grown beard for a mustache and swapping out his hairdo completely.
His post-breakup makeover left fans in meltdown.
via: Getty ImagesMany took to Twitter to comment on his new look, which many say channels a '70s aesthetic.
Some users poked fun at his style shake-up.
The Weeknd just turned into Nacho Libre. https://t.co/dhye1ESXKq— Rap Facts (@Rap Facts)1568092265.0