Is there a new Hollywood “It” couple in the works? Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made it hard to believe that they were just friends when the artists were seen all over one another after grabbing a bite to eat.
Gomez and The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, looked like quite the couple when they were spotted out on Tuesday night in Santa Monica, California. The pair was photographed outside of popular Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi. In one of the photos, Gomez can be seen holding on the “Starboy” singer while he places his hand over hers.
In another photo, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” songstress leans in to give the singer a kiss, possibly on the cheek. Iin the following picture it is clear that the two kissed on the lips.
“They were there for three hours! Just the two of them,” a source told E! News. “They came out and were so happy.”
Although sources have said the two are not serious, the songstress seemed enamored with her dinner companion. “They were super affectionate. Selena was all over him. Hugging him, kissing. She looked amazing so incredibly happy and in love,” the source said.
Prior to locking lips with The Weeknd, Gomez was in an on and off relationship with Justin Bieber whereas The Weeknd dated Bella Hadid, the younger sister of model Gigi Hadid. Both Gomez and Gigi are part of Taylor Swift’s famous girl squad so there is no telling whether this new romance will cause friction in the group.
In December, The Weeknd performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show where he shared the stage with ex-girlfriend Bella who walked in the show. The two seemed to be in good spirits despite their November split, but it seems pretty clear that the singer has moved on from the relationship.