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From Nick Jonas to Zayn Malik: A Timeline of Selena Gomez’s Romantic Relationships

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Selena Gomez is a talented actress and singer, known for her captivating performances on both the big and small screen. In addition to her impressive career, she has also had several high-profile romances.

The singer and actress has been open about her relationships and has often shared her personal experiences with her fans. Her on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber, in particular, garnered a lot of attention, with the media following their every move. Despite the scrutiny, Selena has always remained gracious and honest about her romantic experiences, even when things didn’t work out as planned. Her ability to be vulnerable and open with her fans has endeared her to many, and her music often reflects her personal experiences, making her relatable to a wide range of audiences.

Let’s take a look at the timeline of Selena’s relationships.

Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas

2008-2010: Nick Jonas

Selena’s first well-known relationship was with fellow Disney Channel star Nick Jonas. The two met while they were both working for Disney and dated for two years. However, they eventually broke up, with Selena citing distance as a major factor.

2010-2014: Justin Bieber

Selena’s next significant relationship was with pop star Justin Bieber. The two were first linked in 2010 but didn’t confirm their relationship until 2011. They had a tumultuous on-and-off relationship for several years, with their ups and downs playing out in the media. They ultimately broke up for good in 2014, but rumors of a reconciliation have persisted over the years.

2014: Tommy Chiabra

After her split from Bieber, Selena briefly dated Italian businessman Tommy Chiabra. The two were spotted together on a yacht in St. Tropez, but their romance was short-lived.

At the time, sources reported that Selena and Tommy were just friends and that there was nothing romantic between them. However, the photos of them together sparked rumors and caused a stir in the media.

In an interview with Italian magazine Chi, Tommy confirmed that he and Selena were just friends, saying, “There is no romance between us. I was on the yacht with my best friend, and she happened to be there. We are just friends, it was nothing more.”

2015: Zedd

Selena was rumored to be dating music producer Zedd after they collaborated on the song “I Want You to Know.” However, the relationship was never confirmed, and they reportedly only dated for a few months.

2016: Charlie Puth

Selena had another short-lived romance with singer Charlie Puth. The two worked together on the song “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and were spotted getting cozy at a few events. However, their relationship quickly fizzled out.

Puth explained that the song was written from personal experience and that he and Selena had a brief fling, but he was caught off guard by the attention their relationship received. He said that he was not used to being in the public eye and that he “didn’t realize that was such a big deal.” However, he also expressed regret for discussing their relationship in interviews, saying that he should have kept it more private.

2017-2018: Justin Bieber

Selena rekindled her romance with Justin Bieber in late 2017. They were spotted together at several events and even traveled to Jamaica together for Justin’s father’s wedding. However, they broke up again in early 2018, and Justin soon moved on to his now-wife, Hailey Baldwin.

2019-2020: The Weeknd

Selena dated singer The Weeknd for nearly a year. The couple first sparked romance rumors after they were seen kissing outside a restaurant in Los Angeles.

Their relationship quickly gained attention due to their celebrity status, and they were often spotted together at public events and on social media. They made their official red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala in May 2017. Despite the breakup, both Selena and The Weeknd have spoken highly of each other in interviews. In an interview with Billboard, The Weeknd called Selena “a true friend” and said that he still cares about her. Selena has also spoken about her respect for The Weeknd and his talent as a musician.

However, they broke up in 2018, and The Weeknd later released a song about their split.

2023: Zayn Malik

Entertainment Tonight reported in March 2023 that Selena Gomez and former One Direction member Zayn were spotted together in New York City and even shared a kiss. A source exclusively told Us Weekly that Zayn has had a crush on Selena for years and thinks highly of her as a person. However, at the time, their relationship was not yet super serious or exclusive, and Selena was free to see other people. Despite this, Zayn was reportedly hoping to continue seeing Selena and see where things could go between them.

Throughout her dating history, Selena has been open about the ups and downs of her relationships, and her fans have always been supportive of her romantic endeavors. As she continues to focus on her career and personal growth, it will be interesting to see where her love life takes her in the future.