First Heartbreak of the Year:

Dua Lipa and Paul Klein

Reportedly Breaks Up!

By Kyzia Maramara

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New year, new you. But does it necessarily mean new rules?

1. What happened?!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the news that LANY front man Paul Klein and Dua Lipa allegedly broke up. We say alleged because we hope they didn’t. There is no official statement yet but Dua has posted broken hearted quotes on her Instagram stories. See below the posts saved by fans:

The IG stories seem to be giving us a hint on the couple’s current status and fans don’t like it. According to the tabloid The Sun, Dua is already back in contact with her chef and model ex-boyfriend Isaac Carew.

Wait, what?!


2. Hold up one second!

Dua and Paul (left columns), Dua and Isaac (right columns)

Isaac Carew and Dua Lipa dated for a year and a half when they broke up in 2017. Dua released her hit song New Rules a few months later and had an army of girls line up behind her ready to stone their exes should they so much as text them “Hello.”

New Rules is a song about making real effort to not get swayed by an ex whom you’ve had an unhealthy relationship with and who wants you back. It involves (1) not picking up the phone, (2) not letting him in, and (3) not being his friend. There are just some people who can’t take their own advice.

Apparently Dua broke the rules, nay, the commandments. And now the leader of the pack has to eat the whole song up! Not cool Dua, not cool!


3. But what really happened?

According to The Sun, a music source said that Paul and Dua had good times together but things “really didn’t work out.”

There hasn’t been an official statement from both parties. All we know is that they rang in the new year at the same time but a mere three weeks later, this happens and the hearts of fans everywhere are bleeding.

Dua is set to release a new album which she is currently writing in Jamaica and Los Angeles. The source said she’s positive about the situation and is pouring her emotions on the album. Would we perhaps hear bits and pieces of her fall out with Paul?


4. The internet went wild, of course

On the night of January 22, news finally spread worldwide and the tags ‘Paul Klein,’ ‘Dua Lipa,’ ‘New Rules,’ and ‘LANY’ were trending on Twitter. Everybody was so confused!

5. Uhm. Where have we seen this scenario before?

The situation is looking a lot like Selena/Bieber you know? Selena and the Biebs broke up and she dated other guys but guess what, she wasn’t done loving him so all the other guys were just rebounds. Casualties. Poor Pauly baby then.


6. And yet their Instagram is still peppered with photos of the two of them

There’s no denying that Dua and Paul are the type of couple who like to make it public. Their fans will definitely miss their Instagram posts and social media flirting with each other. And while the posts are still up, let’s take a trip down the sweet, sweet road of Instagram memory lane. (In screenshots so we have receipts)

Maybe it’s better if you save the photos too, somebody might decide to delete them.


7. If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t

Or in this case, it probably won’t last.

They were a perfect musical power couple: Dua has been taking the music world by storm – her latest single IDGAF has garnered 35 million views in 24 hours. Paul has also been making waves as the front man of rock band LANY – their Philippine concert was extended to two days due to sold out tickets! It’s too good to be true that this couple will be allowed to be together and hand in hand excel in the music industry. Life doesn’t work like that, I guess.

But even though it turned out sad, we’re still waiting for more music from the respective artists. Would they pull a Taylor Swift and shade each other in their songs or would we at least get a glimpse of what happened through meaningful lyrics?


8. But maybe you’ll still believe in love

In case you forgot, Ed Sheeran just got engaged and, ehem, Jacob Sartorius and Millie Bobbie Brown are exploring the world of young love. Love isn’t dead just because Dua Lipa decided to break her precious New Rules.


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