Who Is Adan Banuelos, Bella Hadid’s Boyfriend?

The pair share their love for horses

Adam Banuelos and Bella Hadid

by Charlotte Roberts |
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Bella Hadid is officially in her cowgirl era! Dating Texas-based Adan Banuelos, who is an actual cowboy (like, officially), the model has given some subtle glimpses into their relationship on Instagram, but went a step further last month with a tribute to Adan on his birthday. The sweet Stories featured shots of the pair kissing and riding horses into the sunset, captioned, ‘Happy birthday my love’.

Bella Hadid and Adan Banuelos
Bella Hadid and Adan Banuelos ©Gotham/GC Images

The couple were first linked in October 2023, when TMZobtained photos of them kissing in Texas. Three months later, Bella, 27, soft-launched the romance with a photo of them holding hands (it was wedged within a carousel of other snaps), before she used Valentine’s Day as a reason to officially show off her new beau on Stories.

Earlier this month, Adan was every inch the supportive boyfriend as he joined Bella to celebrate the launch of her international perfume, Orebella. As well as PDA-packed pictures from the vent on Bella's instagram, the couple were also photographed looking happy in each other's company while out in New York.

The blossoming new relationship comes after Bella reportedly split from Art Director Marc Kalman. Before that, the star was in a very public on-off relationship with musician The Weeknd.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MARCH 09: Adan Banuelos arrives at the Cowboys & Indians Magazine X Boot Barn Grit & Glamour VIP Denim Carpet Party poses for a photo opportunity during The American Rodeo by Teton Ridge at Globe Life Field on March 09, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images for Teton Ridge)

Curious to know more about the cowboy who's stolen Bella's heart? Here’s everything to know about Adan Banuelos, Bella Hadid’s new boyfriend.

What is Adan Banuelos' job?

Put simply, Adan is a real life cowboy. In his day to day life, Adan is a professional horseman who competes in rodeo events. When he’s not competing, he also works as a professional horse trainer. In fact, Bella recently thanked him for helping her train both her and her horse, after they entered into the model's ‘first non-pro aged event.’

According to his website, he was ‘inducted into the National Cutting Horse Association Riders Hall of Fame in 2017 as one of the youngest inductees ever.’ And it turns out being a cowboy runs in his blood. His father, Tiffani Banuelos-Ray, is said to be a hall of famer in the horse industry.

Opening up about the thrill he gets working with the animals, Adan previously said, ‘The day that someone sees me walk into the herd not nervous, I want to be kicked in the ass. If you don’t care enough to accelerate your heart rate, then what are you doing?’

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MARCH 08: Adan Banuelos, riding Storyteler, competes in the cutting event during The American Performance Horseman by Teton Ridge at Globe Life Field on March 08, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Carolyn Simancik/Getty Images for Teton Ridge)

Where is Adan Baneulos from?

Currently living in Texas, Adan is from a Mexican-American family. Although Bella has lived in both LA and New York for her modelling career, it’s been reported that Bella now has a house in Texas too, allowing her to live closer to Adan. The couple are said to own houses in the same neighbourhood, splitting their time between the two.

What is Adan Banuelos' net worth?

While his exact net worth isn’t publicly known, the cowboy’s personal website reports that he’s won ‘over five million dollars in earnings’ throughout his professional career. He also calls himself the ‘6 million dollar rider’ in his Instagram bio, so we’re guessing his net worth isn’t too shabby next to Bella’s $25 million (£19 million).

How did Bella and Adan meet?

The pair were first linked in October 2023, when photos emerged online of them kissing in Fort Worth, Texas. It's known that Adan is Bella’s horse trainer, with the model placing third at a competition he trained her for earlier this year. It's not known whether Adan was Bella's trainer before they began dating, however the star grew up riding and recently returned to competitive equestrianism after taking a hiatus to focus on her health. So, it's safe to assume that she and Adan may have crossed paths in competitive horse-riding circles.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MARCH 08: Adan Banuelos and Bella Hadid attend The American Performance Horseman by Teton Ridge at Globe Life Field on March 08, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Click Thompson/Getty Images for Teton Ridge)

The whole Hadid family are avid horse riders, with the pair often taking trips to mum Yolanda Hadid's ranch. Earlier this year, Bella even skipped Paris Fashion Week in favour of competing in a horse riding competition with her stallion, Metallic Tito.

When did Bella and Adan start dating?

In January, Bella shared a series of photos on her social media of her competing in a NCHA competition with horse, Tito. Among the pics was one of her holding hands with Adan, before another video showed him watching Bella ride horseback from the sidelines.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MARCH 08: Fashion model Bella Hadid(R) reacts during The American Performance Horseman by Teton Ridge at Globe Life Field on March 08, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images for Teton Ridge)

In February 2024, the model officially confirmed that she was dating the cowboy with a Valentine's Day post on her instagram story. The snap - which shows Adan on horseback, holding hands with Bella- was captioned 'My Valentine.' Then in March, Bella was every inch the supportive girlfriend as she attended The American Performance Horseman, pictured cheering as Adan competed.

Charlotte Roberts is a News and Entertainment Writer for Grazia, writing interviews and features around everything pop culture.

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