Are Selena Gomez and Drew Taggart dating?

Selena Gomez & Drew Taggart Held Hands After She Denied Dating Rumors

Go, girl! Keep us guessing.

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If you’ve been hoping for a Selena Gomez x Chainsmokers collab, you’re in luck. ICYMI, on Jan. 16, a source told Us Weekly that Gomez and Drew Taggart were dating. Then, on Jan. 18, Page Six shared a video of them on a bowling date, seemingly confirming they were an item. But on Jan. 19, Gomez took to her Instagram Story to address the rumors — and it seemed like this maybe-couple wasn’t getting ~closer~ after all... until they were spotted on another date. Confusing, right?

On Jan. 21, Gomez and Taggart were seen leaving Torrisi Bar & Restaurant, a restaurant in SoHo, NYC. In photos, the duo is holding hands, so it certainly looks like they were on a date. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a couple — at least, not according to Gomez.

In a since-deleted Instagram Story posted on Jan. 19, Gomez clarified her current relationship status. “I like being alone too much,” Gomez wrote, alongside a black-and-white photo of the sky with a man’s silhouette in the bottom corner. To make her message even more obvious, Gomez wrote, “#iamsingle.”

Gomez’s denial of the rumors goes against what sources previously claimed (and what photos now seem to show). “They aren’t trying to hide their romance by sneaking around at members only clubs,” an insider told Us Weekly, adding that they are reportedly “having a lot of fun together” and keeping their relationship “very casual and low-key.” Apparently, that involves dates where they “go bowling and to the movies.” (Well, the bowling part was true, at least.)

At the time, the source added that Gomez is “so affectionate” with Taggart. “Selena can hardly keep her hands off him,” the source added. (I mean, she could, but why would she want to?) An anonymous eyewitness told celebrity gossip account Deux Moi that the couple was spotted “making out at a bowling alley in the [Lower East Side.]” Another source told Deux Moi, “The Selena and famous DJ relationship is true!!”

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Gomez has made a habit of keeping her dating life quiet ever since her 2017 relationship with the Weeknd ended. In August 2022, however, a source told Us Weekly that Gomez was enjoying being single. “She’s dating and is keeping her options open with a few guys,” the insider said at the time.

Taggart’s dating history is less private. Per Us Weekly, he previously dated Eve Jobs, Steve Jobs’ daughter, in what started as a “casual summer fling” in 2022. According to a source, their breakup was “totally amicable.” Apparently, Taggart and Jobs remain “friends” that are “very mature and cool about going [their] separate ways.” (Important side note: Jobs deleted her Instagram after the Gomez-Taggart rumors broke.)

Only a few days before reports about Gomez and Taggart surfaced, Taggart appeared on the Call Her Daddy podcast, where he opened up about hooking up with fans and having threesomes with his bandmate Alex Pall. During the podcast, he also revealed he was in a “fairly new” relationship that started over the summer and only became official in the fall — though that timeline fits his connection with Jobs more than Gomez. Maybe it was recorded pre-breakup?

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