Celebrity Selena Gomez Opens Up About Relationship with Zedd: 'We Definitely Had a Thing' Selena Gomez combats Diplo's accusations about her relationship with Zedd By Jodi Guglielmi Jodi Guglielmi Instagram Twitter Writer-Reporter, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 1, 2015 02:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic Selena Gomez is setting the record straight about her relationship with Zedd. During an interview with New Zealand’s radio show The Edge Afternoons, the 22-year-old singer confirmed that she did date the DJ, 25, earlier this year. She decided to address the relationship for the first time when she was asked about Diplo‘s claim that the rumored couple’s fling was just a publicity stunt. “He said that was a joke! He said it was a joke ’cause I talked to him,” said Gomez, whose latest hit, “Good for You,” debuted at the top of Billboard’s digital songs chart, making it the biggest first week for any digital single this year and the biggest debut of her career. “First off, it’s very interesting that Diplo would think he knew about my personal life, but he doesn’t,” she said. Finally answering everyone’s burning question, she added: “I adore Anton [Zedd] a lot and I definitely had a thing with him, which was nice.” RELATED VIDEO: Selena Gomez and Zedd Get Hot and Heavy in Their New Music Video Relationship rumors first sparked earlier this year when the two collaborated on the hit song “I Want You To Know.” They were very open about how close they were becoming – posting photos of each other on Twitter and Instagram and even holding hands leaving a Golden Globes party – but never publicly came clean about the nature of their relationship.