Keyan Safyari, Bebe Rexha’s boyfriend of three years, faces accusations of body shaming the beloved pop star. The allegations surfaced after Rexha posted a screenshot of an incriminating text she allegedly received from Safyari. “You gained 35 pounds obviously you gained weight and your face changes? Should I just pretend it didn’t happen and that it’s ok?” the text read

Keyan Safyari’s ethnicity is unclear; he seems to be of Middle-Eastern descent

Keyan Safyari was born on 17th September 1983. Safyari ethnicity is unclear. However, his last name Safyari is common in South Asia, specifically in Iran. Based on Safyari’s last name, he is likely of Middle-Eastern descent. 

Safyari hasn’t revealed his parents’ names. Various reports claim he has several siblings, including Nejla Safyari, Ben Safyari, and Nushin Safyari. 

Little is known about Safyari’s early life. He spent part of his youth studying at Beverly Hills High School, where he earned his diploma. Safyari attended California State University, Northridge, graduating in 2006 with B.A. in Film and Cinema Production. 

Safyari, the founder of Moving Images Entertainment, is an award-winning cinematographer. In 2022, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, and Video Control for a Special celebrating his work on Adele’s One Night Only. He has received three similar Emmy nominations in 2023 for his work on Super Bowl Halftime Show, Elton John’s concert at Dodger Stadium, and The Weeknd’s concert at SoFi Stadium. 

Despite a thriving career, Safyari has attracted attention for an entirely different reason – the breakdown of his three-year relationship with Bebe Rexha. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight in 2020, Rexha hinted she’d found her perfect partner. 

“We like this guy,” Rexha said. “I think this is a good one. He’s a very good one. 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.”