Selena Gomez and The Weeknd had planned to keep their budding romance a secret.
The pair – who were spotted kissing outside a restaurant in Santa Monica – were reportedly keen to keep their romance to themselves at first but have now decided they’re happy for people to find out about them.
One source said: “At first, Selena and Abel wanted to keep their relationship a secret. But they’ve decided they really don’t care if everyone knows about them.”
While another insider added: “Selena was focusing on getting herself back together and Abel was just getting out of a relationship, plus putting out his new album.
“Abel and Bella also were on and off towards the end of their relationship, so getting into something brand new was not what Abel was looking for.”
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However, the Can’t Feel My Face star – real name Abel Tesfaye – is said to have fancied the 24-year-old singer for some time.
The source told E! News: “Abel though always had a thing for Selena. He thinks she is extremely talented and sexy.
“They recently started talking before the holidays but she has been on his radar before. They are on the same level with expectations and think the other is really fun. They are taking things slow and getting to know each other.”
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The new relationship comes just two months after the 26-year-old singer split from model Bella Hadid who unfollowed Selena on Instagram just hours after the photos surfaced.
Though the pair are said to have remained good friends since their relationship ended, with Bella recently praising her ex.
She said: “There is no awkwardness. He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his [Victoria’s Secret] performance.”
Whilst a source added: “Bella and The Weeknd have been talking again. The Weeknd sent Bella something special to her room to wish her luck on her big day … They are on great terms – not back together but still talking.”
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Thanks to: mirror – US gossip