Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez opened up about her own mental health struggles as she talked about the latest Netflix drama, “13 Reasons Why.” Pictured: Gomez poses at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood on April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Selena Gomez was certainly making headlines this week. Following her Instagram story debut and her PDA-filled sighting with rumored beau The Weeknd, the former Disney child star became a hot topic of discussion when a photo of her in a thong and a towel was posted on Instagram.

The latest Instagram photo emerged after Gomez was spotted kissing The Weeknd outside Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles. In the behind-the-scenes photo, which was shared by photographer Mert Alas, Gomez was seen posing in front of a mirror wearing a thong, which left her butt cheeks totally exposed.

Gomez, who was half-naked, covered her chest with a towel. Alas then captioned the racy picture with “Beauty and the Beast." He also tagged Gomez’s rumored new boyfriend The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, in the comments section.

Speaking of the rumored relationship of Gomez and The Weeknd, who both performed at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris in December, the couple reportedly wanted to keep their dating status under wraps. An insider told E! News the couple decided to just come out, but stressed they are “taking things slow and getting to know each other.”

The source also revealed The Weeknd “had always a thing for Selena,” adding the 26-year-old “Starboy” hitmaker thinks Gomez is “extremely sexy and talented.” Unfortunately, the relationship took their fans by surprise and even though the “Hands to Myself” singer has stayed silent on social media, Daily Mail revealed she had been bombarded with nasty comments, calling her “traitor” and “snake.” Some fans also commented that Bella Hadid, The Weeknd’s ex-girlfriend, was better than Gomez.

Speaking of Hadid, Elle reported she quietly unfollowed the 24-year-old “Kill Em with Kindness” songstress on Instagram. Hadid, however, was still following her ex-boyfriend on the social media platform, as of press time. Hadid and The Weeknd broke up in early November, but they remained amicable exes.

Gomez, on the other hand, remained a follower of Hadid on Instagram. Despite their awkward circumstance, both Hadid and Gomez have hung out in the past, along with Suki and Immy Waterhouse.

What do you think about Gomez’s racy Instagram photo and her rumored relationship with The Weeknd? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.