The Weeknd adopts new puppy after Selena split

The Weeknd has adopted a Doberman Pinscher following his shock split from Selena Gomez last month.

American musician. Picture: Instagram/theweeknd

LONDON - The Weeknd has adopted a new puppy following his split from Selena Gomez.

The hitmaker was left heartbroken when his former flame rekindled her relationship with her on/off ex Justin Bieber just days after they called time on their romance, but it looks like the 27-year-old singer has found companionship elsewhere as he has taken in a beautiful male Doberman Pinscher.

The hunk uploaded a photograph of his new addition on his Instagram account but failed to give any other details - including his name, age, and where he came from.

The Weeknd - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - reportedly dumped Gomez following almost a year of dating last month because they'd barely seen each other.

Shortly afterwards, Gomez, 25, and Bieber - who dated on and off from 2011 to 2015 - reportedly reconciled after recently spending time together.

An insider said: "Selena and Justin are back together.

"Selena and The Weeknd just fizzled and ended amicably -- it wasn't dramatic and it wasn't about Justin. But Selena always had feelings for Justin."

However, Gomez' pals are said to be hoping she treads carefully with the 23-year-old star because she is "in a good place" after undergoing a kidney transplant.

The insider added: "Her friends want her to be cautious because she has been in such a good place post-surgery."

The Weeknd previously dated model Bella Hadid from May 2015 but their romance was short-lived as they split that December.

However, there was obviously still some chemistry there as they decided to give their romance another go before calling it quits for good in November last year.

Just a few weeks later, Hadid walked in the 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion Show in Paris while her ex performed onstage and there appeared to be no animosity.

But the hitmaker was then spotted locking lips with Gomez at the beginning of 2017 - leading to Hadid unfollowing both her ex-partner and her former friend on every social networking site.