In July 2021, Bella Hadid posted a slightly blurry snap of her lovingly kissing a mystery man in France. Through We Weekly, the 25-year-old model captioned the photo carousel: “Time of my life ⏳🍾. Healthy, working and loved ❤️🔥🌹.” Fans quickly identified the man as her boyfriend Marc Kalman. The post has since been deleted, but it looks like Bella and Marc’s romance is growing stronger.
On Valentine’s Day, Bella took to the ‘Gram again to share a rare glimpse into her relationship with Marc. “To my best friend in a Tessie,” she wrote alongside one photo, while writing “favorite dinner date” with another. Her Instagram story included more photos of the two huddled on the couch, around town and holding hands while driving side by side. So what is there to know about the other half of Bella? Keep reading for all the details.
He is artistic director
Marc is well known for his work in merchandise design, album art and branding. His profile includes projects with Travis Scott, Milk Studios MADE Fashion Week, KNG Records and eyewear brand Smoke x Mirrors. He was also a fashion assistant for the New York Times Style Magazine.
He and Bella have been dating since July 2020
After Bella posted her first photo with Marc, page 6 reported that the couple kept their relationship a secret for an entire year. An anonymous source told the outlet that they started dating in July 2020, but “hid it well.”
“If they were going out, he would get out first, get the car, then she would get in the car. They would drive to a place, and he would drop her off but not get out and go and park the car,” they said. “They were very diligent about not being seen on a public street at the same time.”
Bella and Marc have never publicly commented on the start of their relationship, but they were first spotted together in Lower Manhattan in July 2020 – although Marc is just a few feet behind Bella.
The two were seen again on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in September 2020.
They met in New York
It seems the couple’s cute encounter happened quite naturally. A source close to Bella and Marc said E! News in July 2021 that they “had already met in New York while they were working. He was the creator of many fashion projects and they crossed paths several times.
Bella is “completely in love” with him
E! News The source also shared that the duo had gotten pretty serious and that Bella was “completely in love” with her man. “Now that they’ve gotten more serious, she’s thrilled to be seen with him,” they told the outlet. “She’s really so happy right now.”
Bella’s family also reportedly approved of Marc. “She introduced him to his family and they all think he’s a great guy,” the source revealed.
He keeps a super low profile
Marc and Bella follow each other on Instagram, but his Account is set to private. He also doesn’t have a profile picture.