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Everything We Know About Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s Whirlwind Romance



In early January, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd (né Abel Tesfaye) were first spotted having dinner in L.A., where they were pictured smooching throughout the evening. Since then, the couple has taken their love worldwide, traveling to Italy together and making their romance known on social media.

Most recently, Gomez joined The Weeknd in Colombia and Brazil, where her new beau is currently touring.

Here’s everything you need to know about their relationship so far.


Gomez is “really happy.”

The pair’s budding relationship is showing no signs of slowing down, according to an insider who shared a look at the duo’s dynamic. “They’re doing great together,” a Gomez source told PEOPLE. “Abel treats Selena really well and he makes her very happy.”

They make the most out of every trip together.

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Before hitting up South America together, Gomez and The Weeknd took a trip to the “Earned It” singer’s hometown of Toronto, Canada. The couple were affectionate — kissing and holding hands — and spent their time in the city shopping and attending a private screening of Get Out.

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Gomez is super supportive of his career.

The Revival singer, 24, has attended several of his European concerts. On Feb. 26, the actress called The Weeknd, 27, her “baby” in a Snapchat video taken at his Zurich concert.

The week prior, at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Gomez was spotted in the sound booth rocking out to her boyfriend’s concert.

She even posted a photo of her feet kicked up at the VIP area on her Instagram story.

سيلينا عبر ستوري انستقرام! Selena via Instagram stories! ،، #سيلينا_فام #SelenaGomez

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Their dates are super high-brow.

In January couple were spotted walking hand-in-hand inside the Galleria dell’Accademia museum in Florence, Italy, stopping to view collections of Renaissance paintings, in addition to Michelangelo’s David sculpture.


That same day, Gomez and The Weeknd were seen enjoying a romantic lunch at a local restaurant.

Selena and The Weeknd in Florence, Italy today❤ – Isa #selenagomez #selenator @selenagomez

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Though they’ve gone on a few silly dates, too.

One of their first public dates was at Dave and Buster’s, just two days before they traveled to Italy. They arrived at 11 p.m., meeting up with Jaden Smith and French Montana, and they stayed until 3 a.m.


“They looked very happy. They had a blast with their friends,” a source tells PEOPLE about the pair, who were spotted holding hands.

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They’ve officially taken their romance public.

After the duo were spotted walking hand-in-hand inside the Galleria dell’Accademia museum in Florence during their Italian getaway, Gomez shared a video of The Weeknd on her Instagram page early Monday morning.

The black-and-white video, which has since been deleted from the her account, shows him relaxing in a river boat as Gomez makes plans with a woman off-camera. Gomez simply captioned the video with a heart-eyes emoji.

@selenagomez : 😍 // @wwydjustinnn

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Gomez wasn’t the only one showing some social media PDA. On Sunday, the “Starboy” singer shared a video of Gomez looking at a piece of art on his Instagram story. (He did not delete.)

The new romance has rubbed some people the wrong way.

Shortly after news of the budding relationship broke, sources told PEOPLE that The Weeknd’s ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid was upset by how quickly her former flame found a new romantic interest.

Bella and Abel’s split wasn’t dramatic, but of course she’s hurt and pissed that he’s moved on so quickly with Selena,” says an insider, who adds that it was Hadid, 20, who ultimately pulled the plug on the duo’s romance.


Gomez’s ex Justin Bieber also seemed unhappy about the new Hollywood couple. He recently had some harsh words about The Weeknd’s music.

Asked by a TMZ cameraman if he’d listen to The Weeknd outside of Delilah in Los Angeles on Jan. 20, Bieber replied, “Hell no I can’t listen to a Weeknd song.”

Bieber added, “That s— is whack.”