There has been recent speculation about a potential romance between musician Zayn Malik and singer-actress Selena Gomez after they were reportedly spotted on a date in New York City. Let’s take a closer look at what we know so far.
The TikTok Video That Sparked the Rumors
It all started when TikTok creator @klarissa.mpeg shared a video on the social media platform claiming that she had received WhatsApp messages from a friend who works at a restaurant in NYC, saying that Gomez and Malik had been spotted together. The message also allegedly said that the two were holding hands and making out.
Confirmation from an Eyewitness
Despite initial doubts about the rumors, an eyewitness source later confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the two were seen holding hands and kissing in SoHo, NYC. They added that the pair seemed comfortable together and that it was clear that they were on a date.
Past Speculations About Zayn and Selena
This is not the first time that rumors about the two stars being romantically linked have surfaced. In fact, DeuxMoi, a celebrity gossip Instagram page, hinted at their past by sharing a screenshot of a message from a follower who was querying about a rumored relationship between the two. The message also referenced Gomez’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, who had tweeted about her allegedly cheating on him with Zayn in the past.
Zayn’s Previous Relationship
At the time of Bieber’s tweets, Zayn was in a relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid. Although the couple broke up in 2021, they still seem to be on good terms, and a source has stated that Hadid has “no problem whatsoever” with Zayn dating someone new as long as he continues to be a good co-parent to their daughter Khai.
While there has been no official confirmation from either Malik or Gomez about their relationship status, the eyewitness account seems to suggest that the two may be more than just friends. We will have to wait and see if they choose to address the rumors publicly or keep their personal lives private.