Looks like The Weeknd has already moved on!
Just two months after splitting with his longtime girlfriend, Bella Hadid, the “Starboy” singer was spotted sharing a steamy smooch with Selena Gomez outside the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday.
Recently obtained pics shows Gomez, clad in powder blue pants, a black peacoat and booties, with her arms around her rumored beau. Photographers also caught the “Can’t Keep My Hands to Myself” singer adorably kissing The Weeknd on the cheek.
The two have yet to comment on the status of their relationship, but judging by their lip-lock, it appears the two are more than just close friends!
“The Heart Wants What It Wants,” right?
The Weeknd split from Hadid in early November after nearly a year and a half together. At the time, a source told ET that the two just couldn’t make it work with their busy schedules, but there was no bad blood, as there is “a great deal of love” between them.
Hadid echoed those sentiments via Instagram following the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris, France. She walked the runway as her ex performed, an experience she called both “fun and nerve racking.”
“Thank you @theweeknd for being the best and most incredible performer on the planet,” she wrote. “You KILLED it, as always.”
While chatting with ET, Hadid said the two have remained “great friends” since the split. “He’s the best,” she explained at the time. “We’re all celebrating together. It’s just gonna be a fun day, and I’m excited.”
As for Gomez, the former Disney star — who famously dated Justin Bieber on and off since 2011 — recently returned to the spotlight, walking the red carpet and accepting the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20, 2016, following a brief three-month break she took in order to deal with issues of depression and anxiety stemming from her battle with lupus.
“I think it’s safe to say most of you know my life whether I liked it or not,” she said onstage. “And I had to stop, because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside, and I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.”
Gomez, 24, and The Weekend [real name: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye], 26, crossed paths in November 2015 when they both performed during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Gomez later took to Instagram to gush over the event and The Weekend.
“This show was a dream to be on. Thank you so much @victoriassecret and all the angels for being SO nice, warm and fun!!” she wrote. “And looking at you guys all day wasn’t hard to do at all ? Abel killed it as usual and Ellie [Goulding] was shining brighter than ever! Can’t wait for you guys to see it on December 8th!! K I’m done. What is life? Love you!!?”
By Desiree Murphy