Makkonen Tesfaye is famously known as the father of the Canadian singer, The Weeknd.
Makkonen Tesfaye was in a relationship with Samra Tesfaye.
Both Makkonen and Samra are Ethiopian. The loving duo met in 1987 when he arrived in Montreal as a refugee.
The pair together share a son named Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He abandoned his then-girlfriend and son when his son age 2.
He married someone else and even have children from another marriage.
His Son’s Legal Issue
Makkonen’s son, Abel, aka The Weeknd, was arrested in 2015, for punching a Las Vegas police officer.
He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service.
He was sued by several artists for copyright issues.
In 2015, by Cutting Edge Music, in 2018, by self-described poet Yasminah and in 2019 by British trio William smith, Brian Clover, and Scott McCulloch.
His Son’s House
In 2015, in an interview with the detailed magazine, The Weeknd told that his house in the Hollywood Hills is haunted.
As per him, he has had sleep paralysis and heard voice sometimes.
He heard the Hills are over an Indian burial ground, but maybe it’s just the wind.
His Son’s Love Life
Makkonen’s son, Abel, aka The Weeknd, is single as of 2020.
He began dating model Bella Hadid at the beginning of 2015, and the love duo was seen together in May at Coachella.
Bella later starred on his music video named “In the Night.”
The pair also made a red carpet appearance as a couple at the 2016 Grammy Award.
The couple split on November 11, 2016.
The reason behind their split was reported to be their conflicting work schedules.
The loving duo was seen together in May 2018 only to get separated again in 2019.
Makkonen’s net worth has not been estimated yet.
However, his son Abel aka The Weeknd net worth is estimated to be $90 Million.
He has been able to add it to his fortune through his career as a singer.
How Does His Son Earn Money?
His son, Makkonen Tesfaye is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
He began his career in 2010, anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube.
He has been very productive regarding his tour promotions.
He collaborated with several companies like Condom-producing company ‘One,’ Paxs Lab, ‘Puma,’ ‘H&M,’ and so on.
In 2015, he teamed up with fashion designer, Alexander Wang and designed a four-piece collection known as ‘WangXO.’
Below is the list of awards received by The Weeknd
|Socan Music Award||24|
|ASCAP Pop Music Award||10|
|American Music Award||2|
|Guinness World Record||2|
Bond With Son
Makkonen has not met his son for 14 years.
As per the 2017 interview with RadarOnline.com he wanted to create a bridge between him and his son.
He stated he was guilty of not being there when his son needed him the most.
He is very proud of his son and wanted to tell this face to face.
Although they have been estranged for such a long extent of time, his son Abel loves and respects him.
When asked about his view on his father, he reportedly said that he is sure he is a great guy, as he never judged him.
As per him, his father wasn’t abusive; neither was he an asshole nor an alcoholic; he just wasn’t there.
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