After revealing that she is very content with the single lifestyle, Gomez was spotted with out with her ex, Samuel Krost, in New York City.
While the singer recently set the record straight that she is not dating anyone at the moment, we can’t help but wonder who exactly is Krost and how these dating rumors came to be?
Gomez and Krost were romantically linked back in 2016
For most of the 2010s, many of us were used to seeing Gomez pack on the PDA with her longtime boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
While they seemed like the perfect couple to fans, Gomez and Bieber had their issues and split more than once because of them.
After breaking up for a second time in 2014, the former couple began dating other people.
Bieber seemingly moved on with Hailey Baldwin, while Gomez found herself passing time with Gigi Hadid’s friend, Samuel Krost.
Soon after her split from Bieber, Gomez and Krost were spotted out together on multiple occasions.
While it remains clear how these two initially crossed paths, they seemed to really like each other and had a few romantic PDA sessions.
Paparazzi caught them holding hands on several outings, and it appeared to many that Krost definitely won over the heart of one of the world’s biggest pop stars.
Although their relationship seemed promising, it unfortunately didn’t last very long and the pair split after just a few months.
Despite appearing to be smitten with each other, Gomez never confirmed they were dating and at one point, even told news outlets that she was “definitely single.”
Krost confirmed their romance a few months after their split
While Gomez full out denied that they even dated, Krost confirmed their romantic relationship on Instagram a few months after they went their separate ways.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, the NYU grad wasn’t afraid to let fans know that he did, in fact, date and still had strong feelings for Gomez.
“Selena is a real girl with a real heart and real feelings,” he wrote. “All you superficial who are just unhappy with your love lives, understand that love is real. Although we have ventured on separate paths, at least I know that love exists. I love you, Sel.” He then tagged her in the comments.
After his short-lived fling with the singer, Krost went on to become a talent booker for the infamous Fyre Festival. Yep, the same one that was at the center of many lawsuits and lead to two in-depth documentaries.
After being associated with the whole music festival debacle, he launched his very own fashion brand, KROST, which is known for its fashionable, collegiate streetwear.
Are Krost and Gomez dating again?
Three years after they ended their romance, fans were certain Gomez and Krost have rekindled the flame and were giving love another try.
On October 29, the former couple was spotted in NYC together having dinner with a couple of friends.
Though it just seemed like a friendly outing, that didn’t stop Selenators from speculated that Gomez and Krost were dating again.
After seeing ongoing speculation surrounding her dating life, the singer took to Instagram the following day to set the record straight that she is very much single and has been for a few years.
“I’m not dating anyone,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “I’ve been single for two years. I’m on God’s timing not mine.”
Gomez recently revealed that though she is open to love again, she’s happy being single and isn’t going to change that until she finds the right person.
So while many of us were hoping that she and Krost were picking up from where they left off, we can easily assume that they are just friends and plan on keeping it that way.