Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are two of the most famous people in America these days. Up until recently, that was because of their respective careers. Gomez has proven herself to be a savvy businesswoman. She successfully transitioned from Disney princess, snagged chart-topping hits as a pop singer, and is the executive producer of Netflix’s new series, 13 Reasons Why. Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, has distinguished himself as one of the most popular R&B artists of the last decade.
The two musicians have more recently made headlines for an entirely different reason. Seemingly out of nowhere, news began to spread that they were dating. Since then, fans have been captivated by the way their romance seems to be rapidly blossoming. From their first kiss to their jet-setting getaways, they’ve certainly been one of the most talked-about couples in 2017.
Here are 10 things you might not know about Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s relationship.
1. They were first spotted together in January 2017
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd certainly raised the bar for unexpected celebrity couplings when news first broke about their potential romance. In early January 2017, TMZ posted photos of the two kissing and cuddling outside the Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California.
The internet promptly freaked out. After all, until they were spotted together, most fans weren’t even aware that they knew each other, let alone were close enough to canoodle in public. A couple weeks later, Gomez further fueled speculation by posting, and then deleting, a video of The Weeknd, complete with a heart-eyes emoji.