It’s no secret that Selena Gomez has been dating Canadian pop star The Weeknd. Though the relationship started as paparazzi speculation, it has since been made Instagram-official,red-carpet-official and now Ryan-Seacrest-official.
A guest on On Air with Ryan Seacrest this weekend, Selena opened up about her decision to go public with her relationship.
She explained that after “doing this for so long,” and having gone through “so many different phases” in her life, she’s at a point where she doesn’t feel the need to hide anymore. “I’m just genuinely [being] myself,” Selena said.
“I think that everybody gets over everything eventually. That’s what I’ve learned, in the years of doing this; people get over it. And I’m okay with that.” Most importantly, the star seems to be in a really good place. “I’m so happy with my music,” she said. “My family is what’s most important; my health is what’s most important.” “I just want to be happy,” she added. “If that’s me just being myself, I don’t really care.”
Of course, the absolute best part of the interview was when Ryan Seacrest tried to clarify who Selena was talking about in her comments. “Obviously, she’s referring to The Weeknd,” he said.
“Abel,” Selena quickly corrected, making everyone laugh—because of course she’s dating the person, not the persona. “It’s so weird.”
The couple first sparked romance rumours back in January when they were spotted sharing a kiss after a romantic dinner date in Santa Monica. They then took their love on the road, making stops in Italy and Toronto. They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2017 Met Gala in May.