Selena Gomez is having some fun with her return to the limelight.
First, on Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017), Gomez and The Weeknd were spotted not only hugging, but “hugging and kissing” while out on a date at George Baldi in LA. Gomez stared down the barrel of the paparazzi’s camera while embracing the “Starboy” artist around the neck.
Then, early Thursday, photographer Mert Alas posted a photo of Gomez in a thong, a towel, and hoop earrings and added the caption “Beauty and the beast.” According to E!, Alas tagged The Weeknd in the comments section with a black heart emoji, but he never responded.
The Weeknd and Gomez both performed at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, in which Bella, her sister Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner walked the runway. A source told E! News, “At first, Selena and Abel wanted to keep their relationship a secret. But they’ve decided they really don’t care if everyone knows about them.”
Gomez returned to the public eye at the end of 2016 after taking a 90-day reprieve. “During that time I did not have my cellphone,” Gomez told Thrive Global. “It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me.”