Take a look back at the men Selena Gomez has dated throughout her career! From Justing Bieber to The Weeknd and more!
Wait a minute… she dated HIM? Yes, Selena Gomez‘s relationships with some of the men she’s romanced have no doubt been very high-profile over the years. There have also been guys that you may not know she’s apparently dated. So, it makes sense that we take a stroll down memory lane, especially since the music maven and former Wizards of Waverly Place star joked that “every one” of her exes think she’s “crazy” during an interview with makeup artist Nikkie de Jager in September 2020. Now that she’s proudly single, Selena can speak lightheartedly about her past romances that once rocked headlines!
Back when they were young Disney stars, Selena and Nick Jonas had a cute little romance. Back in 2015, Selena remembered the innocent fling as “puppy love, you know, it was very sweet.”
Another one of Selena’s earliest studs was none other than Twilight star Taylor Lautner! They met in 2009 while filming movies in Vancouver (Selena was shooting Ramona and Beezus and Taylor was shooting Twilight: New Moon). “Kristen [Stewart] was staying in my hotel. [Taylor] would visit her, so we were constantly running into each other in the lobby—and we ended up meeting,” Selena explained in a 2009 interview with Seventeen. “We would go out to lunch and dinner, but I knew he had paparazzi following him and I had paparazzi following me. So we literally just wanted to hang out, go bowling and stuff, and it went a little too far, I think. People were getting a little crazy about us.” However, Selena confirmed she was single by the time of her Seventeen interview.
The “Naturally” songstress also had a brief fling with internationally known DJ Zedd, whom she dated in 2015 after meeting at a recording studio. Selena also sparked romance speculation with One Direction singer Niall Horan in 2015 (and then again in 2019), and with Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom in 2014 and 2016! However, Selena denied the romance speculation for the last two (Niall also denied the years-long rumors in 2020).
Selena and Charlie Puth collaborated on the track “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” but there was some talking between the two going on behind the scenes. “I don’t kiss and tell, but the only way a song like [‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’] can come across as real is if there’s something else going on behind the scenes,” Charlie said in an interview with Billboard. “And that’s what was happening [with Gomez]. Very short-lived, very small, but very impactful. And it really messed me up. I’m trying to put this the best way possible: It wasn’t like I was the only person on her mind. And I think I knew that going in — what I was getting myself into.” Later on, however, a source close to Selena shared with People that the two “never dated.”
Selena’s two most-known relationships — meaning the ones she’s actually posed on red carpets with and acknowledged several times on and off social media — were with Justin Bieber and The Weeknd. If there is one celebrity couple that defines what on-again, off-again means it is Selena and Justin. They sparked dating rumors in 2010 after hanging out at IHOP together, and the relationship became official in 2011 with a red carpet appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party (followed by many more dates at high-profile events).
Following their reported split in Nov. 12, many makeup to breakup type of ordeals happened in the following years. They officially split, however, in early 2018 and Justin went on to marry model Hailey Baldwin in September of that year, just months after the “Sorry” singer’s split with Selena. Fans have speculated that Selena is still singing about Justin all this time later thanks to her 2019 number one hit “Lose You to Love Me.”
Selena and The Weeknd reportedly dated for 10 months prior to splitting towards the end of 2017. Selena was also an apparent inspiration for the Canadian crooner, as many outlets reported that his 2018 album My Dear Melancholy and his new track “Save Your Tears” referenced their relationship.