Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (Abel Makonnen Tesfaye) certainly aren’t trying to keep their relationship a secret. To say that the two have been quite close would be an understatement. On Tuesday evening, the two were spotted in LA showing a little PDA.
They may be taking it slow, but they sure as heck have no problem taking it public. How did the relationship even begin? The story is right here.
Supposedly, The Weeknd had fallen for Selena on the night of the American Music Awards. After winning the award for Favorite Female Artist, Selena gave an impassioned speech thanking her fans for their support. The message also called back to difficult moments in her life. She said, “I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside”.
That night, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd exchanged phone numbers, according to Hollywood Life. Before that, they’d also encountered each other at 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. They seemed to have quite some chemistry back then. But The Weeknd had been dating Bella Hadid.
Well, Hadid and he have since broken up, and now it’s obvious that The Weeknd has eyes only for Selena. Of course that doesn’t mean he’s thinking about getting hitched just yet – an interview with GQ revealed that marriage was “scary” to him. Still, they no longer bother to try hiding their relationship, which strongly suggests that they’re getting as comfortable as can be in the public eye.
Baring It All
The relationship must have jolted Selena with some confidence, as a rather racy picture of her emerged on social media just this week. The photo, posted by photographer Mert Alas, shows Gomez in nothing but a towel and thong, suggestively revealing her behind.
The photo has since drawn criticism for being hypocritical of the message she gave during her AMA speech. “I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here,” she had said, putting her hand over her heart. That doesn’t exactly share a clear message, Selena.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have also drawn some criticism for flaunting their relationship, despite his break-up with Hadid coming just weeks earlier. Gomez and Hadid run in the same circle of friends. Besides Hadid unfollowing Gomez on social media, it’s unclear if this will cause any kind of fallout. Any thought on the Selena Gomez and The Weeknd relationship? Hit us with your thoughts below!