As you can see above, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd performed together at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Someone must have slipped someone their phone number backstage and that someone must have been hanging onto it until both of them were single. Or to be less dramatic, they might have just reconnected though an Instagram DM. Regardless of how it happened, it looks like Selena Gomez and The Weeknd might be together.
E! News has some pictures of 24-year-old Selena and 26-year-old The Weeknd hugging and kissing outside of a restaurant in Santa Monica last night. A source says that they were inside for three hours and that they “came out and were so happy.” It looks like The Weeknd is trying to not let a post-dinner belch escape into Selena’s mouth.
— E! News (@enews) January 11, 2017
This love connection is a teeny-tiny bit scandalous to the 13-year-olds who are crying about it on Twitter. The Weeknd used to date Bella Hadid, who is the sister of Gigi Hadid, who used to be friends with Selena (or at least took a trip to Dubai with her). If Gigi is the sort of person who thinks it’s tacky to date her sister’s leftovers, then Selena’s situation with The Weeknd might make things weird at Taylor Swift’s next squad meet-up.
Still, I think this is good news for Selena. Making out with a new famous dude in public is one of the final steps in the Justin Bieber Dickmatization Recovery Program. This is also good news for The Weeknd. The last girl he dated was comatose in the eyes. I’m sure he appreciates being with someone who doesn’t require him to wave his hand in front of her face and ask “Helloooo? You still there?” every half hour.