Bebe Rexha Confirms Breakup With Boyfriend After Weight Gain Text
Bebe Rexha confirms she and her boyfriend of three years, Keyan Safyari, have broken up over the weekend.
The 33-year-old told the crowd during her recent London concert, “Now I just went through a breakup, so I might get a little emotional, so you need to help me here.” Later in the evening, a fan held up a sign that read “You are enough” while Bebe performed “I Am.” Mid-lyric, Rexha broke down in tears in a video shared on social media.
She addressed the crowd, “I think you guys are trying to make me cry,” and showed the sign that was being held up for her. As the crowd applauded the sign, Rexha added, “You really are trying to make a bitch cry.” The Grammy-nominated singer teared up once again before asking the audience, “Is my makeup messed up now?”
Bebe Rexha gets emotional during her concert as fans hold up ‘You Are Enough’ signs, following her breakup from her boyfriend due to body-shaming texts. pic.twitter.com/9Yle1tZv0K— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 1, 2023
This breakup news comes two weeks after Bebe shared texts to her Instagram Stories that were reportedly from Safyari discussing her weight gain. In the texts, the cinematographer is seemingly defending himself from comments made during a previous conversation on the subject.
“Hey, I never said you weren’t beautiful and I never said I didn’t love you,” read the long text message, per ET. “In fact I said how beautiful you are and how much I loved you. But I always said I would be honest with you and your face was changing so I told you it was… That was the conversation we were having and you asked.”
He continued, “Because I care, would you rather I lied to you? You gained 35 pounds obviously you gained weight and your face changes? Should I just pretend it didn’t happen and that it’s ok? Come on I gain 3 pounds and you called me chubbs and fat. Doesn’t mean you don’t love me.”
Keyan also wrote that he felt Bebe was looking for reasons to break up with him. He encouraged her to “speak to a therapist” and get to “the root of the problem.” He added, “Let me know if you’d like to speak if you need more clarity. Love you.” The social media post caused speculation that she and Keyan, who began dating in 2020, had split.
Bebe Rexha seems to have broken up with boyfriend Keyan Safyari and shares text of him calling out her weight gain:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 16, 2023
“I always said I would be honest with you and your face was changing so I told you it was... that was the conversation we were having and you asked. Because I… pic.twitter.com/NONOjdWoY9
A few weeks prior, Bebe took to Twitter to address recent talk about her body on social media. “I know I got fat,” she wrote. “I’m just so sick of people talking about it. NEXT!!!!!!” In a follow-up tweet, Rexha stated: “Human beings go through weight fluctuations it’s life and you don’t know what people are going through. Meds, disease, etc…”
In 2019, the musician got candid with Cosmopolitan about the pressure to be thin and size discrimination in the fashion world. When she first got signed, Rexha recalled her label asking her if she was “ready to get in boot-camp shape.” They wanted her to lose 20 pounds when she only weighed 130 pounds at the time. She said that experience “f—ed” her up. As a result, she would starve herself before filming a music video.