An insider told People that scheduling was to blame for the separation. But Gomez was also infamously linked to her on-again, off-again ex Justin Bieber around the same time—and some of The Weeknd’s lyrics hint at Gomez leaving him for Bieber. In January 2017, The Weeknd was spotted kissing Selena Gomez in California—leading to some social media drama between the three stars.
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As one of the most followed people on Instagram , there’s a lot of interest in Selena Gomez’s boyfriend and who she’s dating now. From Justin Bieber to The Weeknd to Chainsmokers member Drew Taggart, Selena is no stranger to public relationships, but that doesn’t make them any easier. On Thursday, the singer posted pics with DJ duo Simi Khadra and her twin sister, Haze Khadra — just days after Simi was spotted kissing Gomez’s ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd. Even though the couple looked cozy in early September, Gomez and The Weeknd went their separate ways just a month later. Sources told PEOPLE that things had been difficult for the duo while he was on tour and she was filming in New York.
She then shared screenshots of alleged WhatsApp messages sent to her by her friend, who also works at an NYC restaurant, saying that they had escorted Gomez and Malik to their table at the eatery she is a hostess at. The source went on to say that Gigi has firmly “moved on” from Zayn and is “having fun” when it comes to her own love life after recently being linked to Leonardo DiCaprio. They also went on vacation together with Kendall Jenner back in December 2015.
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But in November 2012, the couple called it quits after nearly two years together. This same month, The Weeknd releases, “Heartless,” a song with lyrics that seem to reference his relationship drama with Gomez and Hadid. A source tells ET that the two are living together in New York City in a “a low-rise luxury building in the heart of Village” that they’re renting while Gomez is shooting her Woody Allen film there temporarily. (The Weeknd is still on tour but traveling back and forth.) This is “a big deal,” the source says, as Gomez usually stays in hotels while working on temporary projects. In late October 2017, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the musicians had ended their relationship. Days after Gomez’s mom gave the couple her seal of approval, the singer brought her relatives to The Weeknd’s show in Dallas, which is near where the Only Murders in the Building star grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas.
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“As long as he is happy and stable and continues to be a good coparent to Khai, she’s fine with whoever he goes out with.” “Gigi has no problem whatsoever with Zayn dating,” the source said. InstagramThough Selena and the One Direction fame Niall always claimed to be nothing more than besties, their frequent dates and PDA with each other got the fans convinced that something was brewing between them. Although both stars have not spoken about the matter, the internet was sent into a frenzy.
Gomez later confirmed the split, sharing that the breakup was amicable and she was “really proud” of the “remarkable” way things ended between them. Although sources originally told PEOPLE the relationship was “new and nothing serious,” things quickly escalated, with the duo traveling to Italy just weeks after first being spotted together. During their trip abroad, Gomez made their relationship Instagram official, captioning a black-and-white video with a heart-eyes emoji. Their split was short-lived, though, as, in April 2013, the duo sparked reconciliation rumors when Bieber posted throwback photos with Gomez.
Earlier that day, she was spotted wearing her beau’s tour merch to church. The singer has since said that she’s focusing on her mental health. “I’m a work in progress. There’s still so much that I’m figuring out,” she said in December. However, Selena’s relationship with Abel was ultimately short-lived, with the pair breaking up in October 2017 after just 10 months together. Bella started dating Abel back in 2015, though ended up calling it quits about a year and a half later.
Gomez was then linked to fellow stars like Zedd, Charlie Puth and The Weeknd over the next few years. Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s breakup was reported in October 2017 after nearly 10 months of dating. Here, a look back from start to finish, including Instagram drama with Bella Hadid and the songs he may have written about Gomez. Nearly five years after his split from Gomez, The Weeknd was spotted spending time with Simi Khadra, SilverSingles singles of DJ twin sister duo Simi & Haze. Fans quickly wondered whether this would cause tension between Simi and Gomez, who are longtime friends (Simi is also close to The Weeknd’s other ex, Hadid — who appeared to unfollow her on Instagram after news of their romance broke). The insider also denied that Gomez was back together with Bieber, whom she was seen attending church with a few days before news of her split broke.
Yesterday, Emily updated us on what we can only hope is the end of the fan-fueled feud between Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber. We also learned that Selena was spotted moving on to potentially messier horizons by hooking up with Gigi Hadid’s baby daddy, Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction. More recently, Zayne was shown the door after allegedly getting physical with Gigi’s mom Yolanda Hadid. And somebody (not it!) is going to have to hunt down Taylor’s long-lost red scarf cuz we’re gonna need the yarn. Meanwhile, Selena and Zayn have been at the centre of intense dating rumours of late afterTikTokuser Klarissa Garcia posted a viral video in which she claimed a friend of hers is a hostess at a restaurant where they dined together. At the time of Bieber’s reported accusations, Malik was dating supermodel Gigi Hadid, who he now shares 2-year-old daughter Khai with.
Gomez made headlines in January 2020 when she accused Bieber of “emotional abuse” in their relationship. Her 2020 album, Rare, featured several songs alluding to their breakup, including “Lose You to Love Me.” A source told the outlet, “Their schedules got very busy, and it really cut into their relationship. They are still in each other’s lives though, just not in the same exclusive capacity.” However, some people were torn about the new celebrity pairing, considering both Gomez and Malik’s respective dating history. In 2017, the Disney Channel alum dated fellow singer The Weeknd for 10 months, following his breakup with model Bella Hadid.
Gomez was caught on the Jumbotron during Tesfaye’s concert at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. Tesfaye also shared a performance video on his Instagram account that was reportedly shot sidestage by Gomez. This includes seven songs De Una Vez, Buscando Amor, Baila Conmigo, Damelo To, Vicio, Adios and Selfish Love. “It’s just funny, because I release things that say ‘I want a boyfriend’ and stuff, and people say that, and I’m like ‘No, I didn’t mean that,'” Gomez added. “Guys are a lot of work. Every one of my exes think I’m crazy, so I don’t care.” The singer explained that her love for the word “rare”, which has now inspired a song, a tattoo, and her makeup company, came from personal growth.
A source later told PEOPLE that The Weeknd was by his girlfriend’s side throughout the recovery, scheduling his performances around her surgery so that he could be there for her as much as possible. “It’s really hard when I would want to spend so much time hiding things,” Gomez said. “It’s too much pressure, and I think everyone gets over everything eventually … I just want to be happy. If that’s me just being myself, then I don’t really care.”
Demi Lovato had her romance with Joe Jonas while Selena Gomez had hers with Nick Jonas. The original lyric, “Like Selena, ass shaped like Selena” was about Selena Quintanilla Pérez; the song came out in November 2016, months before The Weeknd started dating Gomez in January 2017. Unsurprisingly, because it was just a first name drop, some fans thought it was about Gomez. The Weeknd didn’t disclose his reason for changing it up to Anitta, but it could be for fun or to avoid Selena Gomez commentary over four years after their October 2017 split. Us exclusively confirmed in January 2023 that the Golden Globes nominee is dating The Chainsmokers musician.