They just weren’t ~meant to be~. Bebe Rexha and her ex-boyfriend, Keyan Safyari, dated for nearly three years before ultimately calling it quits. The pair went public with their romance in 2020 but mostly kept their relationship away from the public eye. Now that Bebe and Keyan are dunzo, fans want to know more about him — especially since their split came just weeks after he seemingly weight-shamed her in a text message. 

Where Did Keyan Safyari Attend College?

The movie buff graduated with a degree in Film Production from California State University Northridge, though it is unclear what year he completed school.

What Does Keyan Safyari Do for Work? 

Keyan studied cinematography and directing before entering the industry from a post-production angle, where he worked in visual effects and editing. Later, he worked as a director of photography for short films, features, commercials and music videos. He began directing and producing after his stint as a cinematographer.

He has worked on projects like The Bachelorette, 2017’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, So You Think You Can Dance, MasterChef and the 2018 and 2019 Emmy Awards.

Keyan also founded Moving Images Entertainment Inc., a Los Angeles-based “global film, television and commercial production and production services company” that “specializes in all aspects of production from production to post-production.” They “provide producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, photographers, VFX Artists and film and video crews as well as equipment and rentals to our customers and clients.”

According to his Instagram bio, the filmmaker is also a hockey player. Unfortunately, it is unclear in what capacity he plays, whether casual or if he participates in a recreational league in Los Angeles.

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How Long Were Keyan Safyari and Bebe Rexha Together?

Bebe and Keyan first sparked romance rumors in March 2020 when they were seen holding hands during a night out in Los Angeles. 

Of course, that’s hardly the first time the “Baby, I’m Jealous” artist and her former beau got cozy in public — or for social media! In September 2020, Bebe gave Keyan the sweetest birthday shout-out via Instagram after giving him a new Ferrari.

The following month, the “I’m a Mess” singer opened up about their blossoming relationship. “This guy is special. He’s loving, he takes care of me, he’s understanding of my career and what I do. My family loves him,” Bebe said at the time. “He’s just honestly an amazing person, and he makes me happy! It just feels right.” But who, exactly, is the filmmaker who stole the pop star’s heart? 

Two months later, Bebe wished her then-boyfriend a “happy birthday” in a sweet Instagram carousel post, giving her fans a glimpse into their romance.

The duo ended 2022 on a high note when Bebe shared a few loving snapshots between her and her man enjoying a holiday party via her Instagram Stories.

What Did Keyan Safyari Say About Bebe Rexha’s Weight?

However, it appeared Bebe and Keyan hit a major bump in the road of their former romance in July 2023. That month, Bebe shared a screenshot from a text message via her Instagram Stories, which appeared to have been from Keyan. 

“Hey, I never said you weren’t beautiful and I never said I didn’t love you,” the alleged message from Keyan read. “In fact, I said how beautiful you are and how much I loved you. But I always said I would be honest with you and your face was changing so I told you it was … that was the conversation we were having and you asked.”

The message continued, “Because I care, would you rather I lied to you? You gained 35 pounds obviously, you gained weight and your face changes? Should I pretend it didn’t happen and that it’s OK? Come on. I gain three pounds and you call me ‘chubbs’ and ‘fat.’ Doesn’t mean you don’t love me.”

When Did Keyan Safyari and Bebe Rexha Break Up?

Later that month, Bebe confirmed that she and Keyan had split during an onstage performance in London, where she introduced her song “Atmosphere.” 

“Now, I just went through a breakup, so I might get a little emotional, so you need to help me here,” Bebe reportedly said.