Bella Hadid seemed to subtly debut a new romance on her Instagram on July 8. The 24-year-old model shared a photo of her and art director Marc Kalman cuddled up at the end of a IG gallery, featuring shots of herself in France.
“Time of my life ⏳🫀🍾,” she wrote. “Healthy, Working and Loved ❤️🔥🌹” Kalman embracing Hadid in the last photo:
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Kalman’s addition was noticed by fans and media outlets alike, who speculated she was making their private romance Instagram official. Their France outing was not the only time they sparked dating rumors, after all.
So who is Kalman and what is his history with Hadid? Here, what to know about the man who seems to have won Hadid’s heart.
Kalman is an art director who has famously worked with Travis Scott for years.
There’s a Kardashian connection between Kalman, who has worked as an art director for Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Travis Scott and Hadid, who is close with Kylie’s sister Kendall Jenner.
Kalman is well-known for his work with Scott in the music industry and has a prolific portfolio site depicting his various projects, from doing album art for Scott to creating branding for Milk Studio’s Made Fashion Week.
Kalman and artist Corey Damon Black, who work together on Scott’s branding, did an interview with 1985 where they spoke a little about their work. The piece primarily served as a profile on the two, with writer Periel Aschenbrand describing Kalman as a good listener, a “young Fabien Baron, Charles Saatchi and Steve Jobs all rolled into one,” and “more cautious and calculating” than Black.
Black spoke about his working relationship with Kalman, saying, “Marc manages my impulses. When I’m working on something, Marc is, like, the only person I will talk to. I go into a cave. I don’t want to hear what anyone else thinks.”
When asked how Black and Kalman bring their art to the internet, Kalman and Black offered the same answer, “With value and with respect.”
Kalman is private on social media, although he and Hadid follow each other.
Don’t expect Kalman and Hadid to share much about their relationship publicly. Kalman, like Ariana Grande’s husband Dalton Gomez and Olivia Rodrigo’s new boyfriend Adam Faze, has his Instagram set to private.
Hadid does follow him though, and he follows Hadid.
Daily Mail first linked Kalman and Hadid in June 2021.
On June 5, The Daily Mail ran a video of Hadid getting lunch with her “rumored beau” Kalman. It was the first time any media outlet linked the two together romantically. The video came after unverified Instagram gossip account DeuxMoi ran a post claiming Hadid had a new boyfriend earlier in the year.
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