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Selena Gomez’s Dating History: From Justin Bieber to Zayn Malik

The Heart Wants What It Wants! At the moment, Selena Gomez is rumored to be dating former One Direction member Zayn Malik. The two superstars sparked romance rumors last month. Then, it was reported that they were allegedly seen on a romantic date night in New York City.

As per reports, the Only Murders in the Building star and the Pillowtalk crooner dined at a celebrity-loved Manhattan restaurant. Not long a TikTok video went viral, in which a hostess named Klarissa Garcia claimed that she saw the singers getting cozy while enjoying their dinner. As of this moment, neither Zayn nor Gomez has confirmed their romance.

Before sparking romance rumors with Zayn Malik, Selena has been in some high-profile relationships. In the past, the Love You Like a Love Song hitmaker has been romantically linked to many famous musicians such as Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, The Weeknd, and more. Here’s a look back at Selena Gomez’s dating history.

Nick Jonas

The Disney Channel alum’s first public relationship was with the Jealous crooner Nick Jonas. The two of them dated in the year 2008. That year, Selena was spotted out and about in public skateboarding while rocking a Jonas’ Elvis Costello t-shirt. In March, she was seen hanging out with all three Jonas Brothers at the Disney Channel Games.

In June 2008, Gomez appeared in the music video of the Jonas Brothers’ song Burnin’ Up. In the next couple of months, they were seen together on different occasions like basketball games and concerts. However, the pair didn’t confirm their romance. In an October 2008 interview, Selena said, “I’ve gotten really close to the entire Jonas family this past year. Nick and I are getting to know each other, but we’re not confirming anything.”

Gomez and Nick called it quits in 2009. The reconciliation rumors of the pair started swirling in the air the next year when they were clicked by the paps in February 2010. During that month, the Disney Channel stars were snapped while out on a dinner date and a golf outing. Their relationship wasn’t meant to last forever. In March, a close source told People magazine, “they were an item, but they are no longer together.”

Taylor Lautner

After her split from Jonas, Selena was linked to the Twilight star Taylor Lautner in April 2009. They crossed paths for the first time when they were working on their projects in Canada. Then, Gomez was staying at the same hotel as Taylor’s Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. So, at that point, they kept bumping into each other.

Soon after, the pop star and the Hollywood actor were photographed together on dinner dates with friends. At one time, they were seen getting cozy at a movie theater. Then, an onlooker told People magazine that they were acting like a couple. The observer said, “They were cuddling throughout the movie and sat very close together.”

While having a chat with Seventeen, the Lose You To Love Me singer said, “Kristen [Stewart] was staying in my hotel. He would visit her, so we were constantly running into each other in the lobby — and we ended up meeting. 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.”

Justin Bieber

All the Jelena (a term used by Justin and Selena shippers) fans thought Selena and Justin were the endgame but sadly they were not. In early 2009, Gomez got to meet Bieber when his manager Scooter Braun reached out to her mother. Soon after, he revealed that she was his celebrity crush.

The duo became good friends. On New Year’s Eve of that year, the One Less Lonely Girl singer even serenaded Selena on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. In February, Selena stated that Justin was like a little brother to her. Things got romantic between the pair at the end of 2010 when they were snapped leaving an IHOP together, arm-in-arm.

Selena and Justin made their first appearance as a couple at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscars party. However, they confirmed their relationship in May. After going public with their romance, the two of them were seen flaunting some more PDA. They even shared a kiss at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

The pair split in November 2012 after dating for almost 2 years. Then, a source told People magazine, “She broke up with him about a week ago. With them being apart so much it got complicated. She had some trust issues. It’s not easy, but the relationship needed to end.” They reconciled their romance in April 2013. At that point, Justin shared a throwback snap of him with Selena. From there on, they dated on and off for many years.

That December, the Baby singer stated that the couple was off. In a media interaction, he said, “[The breakup] affected us, especially when we are in front of so many people. It’s such a public thing. It’s just hard for the both of us. But you know, she’s a great woman. I love her [to] this day.”

They got back together in August 2014 but broke up again by November of that year. In a September 2015 interview, Justin openly talked about his romance with Gomez. Then, he told Complex, “When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin’ mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other. Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it’s this fairy tale.”

A couple of months later, the love story of Selena and Justin took a dramatic turn, when the All I Want For Christmas Is You singer shared lovey-dovey snaps of himself with now-wife Hailey from a New Year’s trip to St. Barts. Later on, Gomez told Rolling Stone, “Honestly, what I would love to be printed is that I am so beyond done with talking about that, and him.”

A few months after the interview was published, Bieber and Gomez were spotted together again. Justin again started sharing throwback pictures of them on the social media platform Instagram. They broke up again by May 2016 when Selena crumpled up a fan’s sign that read “Marry Justin Please.”

That summer, Justin started dating Sofia Richie. Then, the Never Say Never singer and Selena didn’t see each other for one whole year. The reconciliation speculations of the pair began going around in circles in October 2017, when they were seen grabbing lunch together. They were also seen riding bikes and visiting a church together. They broke up for the final time in March 2018.


The I Want You To Know collaborators were an item in 2015. The dating rumors of the pair started floating on social media when they were seen leaving a Golden Globes party hand-in-hand. Then, Gomez shared a picture of the pair on Instagram. “missing la and this punk, just a little tonight,” she wrote in the caption of the post.  Soon after, Zedd uploaded a screenshot of the video of the duo chatting. He captioned it, “Oh hi derrling.”

By end of the January, the two of them had been captured by the cameras several times. Around the same time, Zedd even visited Gomez in Atlanta where she was filming The Fundamentals of Caregiving. They dropped their song I Want You To Know in February.

In an interview with Radio Disney, the Wolves crooner talked about Zedd for the first time and she said, “He’s this cute little German, and he’s got really beautiful eyes, and he’s very sweet and funny. I respect his vision because he has a way of knowing how important his role is as an EDM artist, and he doesn’t spend most of his time traveling the world DJing. He’s great, and very talented. He and I met when we were recording using the same building and he needed to use my bathroom. We ended up talking, sharing music and it happened organically.”

It seems like Selena and Zedd were not meant to be. While making an appearance on New Zealand’s The Edge Afternoons in June 2015, Gomez spoke about the pair’s romance and she gushed over Zedd and said, “I adore Anton [Zedd] a lot and I definitely had a thing with him, which was nice.”

Later on, Zedd reflected on his relationship with Gomez and he told Billboard, “Reporters were calling my parents. People were hacking my friends’ phones. I was pissed. I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. She is one of the most talked about people in the world, but I had no idea how much that would change my life.”

Niall Horan

Selena briefly dated the This Town singer Niall Horan in November 2015. They sparked dating rumors when they were spotted grabbing dinner together with a group of friends in Malibu following the American Music Awards. Next week, Niall and Gomez were snapped showing off some PDA.

The two of them continued to hang out together through December and Selena added fuel to the rumors by liking Horan’s Instagram posts.  In a media interaction, the Come & Get It singer had nothing but good things to say about the former One Direction member. Then, she said, “Oh my god! No. I love him, I always have. He’s amazing.”

Samuel Krost

Shortly afterward, the Same Old Love singer was linked to supermodel Gigi Hadid’s close pal Samuel Krost, a sales and merchandising executive. They were seen together in November 2015 in New York City. They were again spotted in early 2016 while vacationing with some pals. Their romance fizzled out quickly. In August 2016, Krost shared on Instagram, “Selena is a real girl with a real heart and real feelings.”

Charlie Puth

The We Don’t Talk Anymore duet partners were rumored to be dating in March 2016. Their romance was short-lived. In an interview, Charlie said, “I don’t kiss and tell, but the only way a song like that can come across as real is if there’s something else going on behind the scenes. And that’s what was happening. Very short-lived, very small, but very impactful.”

The Weeknd

The Wizards of Waverly Place star dated The Weeknd from January to October 2017. They reportedly met each other for the first time at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. They sparked dating rumors in January 2017 when they were papped during a romantic dinner date at Giorgio Baldi.

After a few months, Selena and the Save Your Tears crooner were seen on the streets of Italy and making out on a yacht. They made their romance Instagram official during their trip abroad. She even joined The Weeknd on his tour. The pair made their red carpet debut at the 2017 Met Gala.

When Selena had her kidney transplant in September 2017, The Weeknd was there by her side. The pair parted ways a month later. Later on, Gomez stated that their split was amicable and she was “really proud” of the “remarkable” way things ended between them.

Drew Taggart

Selena and The Chainsmokers singer sparked romance rumors earlier this year, in January. According to Us Weekly, they were snapped together at a bowling alley in N.Y.C. Then, a source told the publication, “They aren’t trying to hide their romance by sneaking around at members only clubs.”

The source added that their romance is “very casual and low-key.” Soon after, Gomez shut down the rumors. She took to her Instagram Story and wrote, “I like being alone too much #iamsingle.”

Zayn Malik

In March 2023, Gomez and the I Don’t Wanna Live Forever singer were seen having dinner in the Big Apple. As per a viral TikTok video shared by an N.Y.C. restaurant hostess, the rumored lovebirds entered the restaurant “hand in hand” and were seen “making out.”

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