Jonny Lee Miller’s publicist just let out a giant sigh of relief. As luck would have it, there’s been a new development in the Angelina Jolie gossip chain, and it’s the kind that means Jonny’s people won’t be spending their entire summer fielding calls to confirm whether Jonny and Angelina will go red carpet official at the premiere of Eternals. Because Angelina Jolie was just seen having dinner with someone who isn’t Jonny Lee Miller. Angelina had dinner with The Weeknd.
Page Six reports that The Weeknd and The Cheekbones were seen on Wednesday night together at the ultra-quiet, super private, nearly isolated Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles. I guess they couldn’t get a reservation at Nobu Malibu? No one knows if it was a date or a business meeting. All Page Six knows is that 46-year-old Angelina and 31-year-old Abel Tesfaye reportedly “spent hours” together on Wednesday night, and that they made sure to leave the restaurant separately, so as not to be photographed together. Yes, that’s smart – pace it out. It’s only the first weekend of July.
— The Weeknd Charts🪐 (@WeekndChart) July 1, 2021
One source speculated that their date might not have been romantic at all, because of The Weeknd’s recent attempt to transition into acting. Just a few days ago, it was revealed that The Weeknd will produce, co-write, and star in an HBO series called The Idol, about a Los Angeles nightclub owner who is also a secret cult leader. So, there is a chance that Angelina was playing the role of Hollywood mentor while they were twirling spaghetti and sipping wine.
“They’re clearly not trying to hide [the dinner date],” a source close to The Weeknd told Page Six. “He’s definitely focused on getting to the movie business. He has the new HBO series he’s starring in.”
E! News suggests that they could have been bonding over Ethiopia since The Weeknd’s mother and father immigrated to Canada from Ethiopia, which is also where Angelina adopted her eldest daughter, Zahara Jolie-Pitt. But, let’s face it – they could’ve been on a date. The Weeknd has previously dated Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid, so maybe he has a thing for shiny-haired brunettes. And a lyric in his song Party Monster goes, “Angelina, lips like Angelina,” so he does have a thing for her. Whether or not it was a business meeting or a date, I’m sure Brad Pitt is furiously trying to stage a photo-op with one of The Weeknd’s exes. But if he tries to schedule one with Selena Gomez, she’ll probably respond with, “Um, Brad, we’ve already done that, don’t you remember?”