From Nick Jonas to Benny Blanco: Selena Gomez’s Romantic Odyssey with Hollywood’s Finest

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Selena Gomez’s dating history includes high-profile celebrities such as Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd. Her love life has been a whirlwind of passionate entanglements and bittersweet goodbyes. In this article, we will analyze her relationships and reveal the truth behind the headlines. We will not speculate on her future relationships. Prepare for laughter, gasps, and maybe even a tear or two because this love story is unfiltered and unapologetic.

1. Nick Jonas

Selena Gomez’s romantic relationship with Nick Jonas started in 2008, when they both worked for the Disney Channel. The initial attraction happened when Gomez was seen wearing Jonas’ Elvis Costello t-shirt while skateboarding. Their interactions increased during the Disney Channel Games, where Gomez spent time with all three Jonas Brothers in March of that year.

Despite rumors and speculation, the question arose — ’Who is Selena Gomez dating?’ Rumors of a romantic relationship between Gomez and Jonas intensified when she appeared in his ’Burnin’ Up’ music video in June. Despite a cozy backstage photo in Rolling Stone, the Jonas Brothers’ camp maintained a ’just friends’ stance. However, the truth was simmering under the surface: a source revealed they had been dating in secret for months.

Their relationship progressed with public sightings at events. Despite their growing closeness, Gomez chose not to confirm their romance in October of the same year, stating, ’Nick and I are getting to know each other, but we’re not confirming anything.’

Although the couple broke up in 2009, they rekindled their romance in early 2010. Rumors circulated as they were seen together in February, sharing a dinner date and a golf outing. At the time, Jonas expressed a desire to keep his renewed relationship private.

He stated, ’I think when it comes to that, I try to keep it a bit to myself and keep it a bit private. We always try to find time to go out and hang out with people we enjoy spending time with, and as far as that future of that relationship goes, I will keep that to myself for right now.’

However, their second chapter did not last long. By March, sources revealed that they were no longer together. Despite the breakup, Gomez and Jonas remained friends and were seen hanging out in 2015. Reflecting on their past relationship, Gomez described it as ’puppy love’ and expressed her fondness for Jonas.

’We were babies! We actually caught up the other day, and it was really fun to be able to do that. That, to me, was like puppy love. It was very sweet. He’s lovely. I do have a love for him, for sure,’ Gomez shared.

Gomez humorously acknowledged that, although the relationship did not last, she gained one of the most important friendships of her life with Taylor Swift. Jonas later recounted a memorable double date in Central Park with Gomez, Swift, and his brother Joe in 2018.

He mentioned that they were very private about their relationship and that he walked about 20 feet away from her. Even though they were taking pictures of us, we stood 25 feet apart. This ruined my friend’s Central Park experience, so she and Taylor Swift, who was dating my brother Joe, walked 25 feet behind us as we walked through the park alone," Jonas shared.

2. Taylor Lautner

Following her breakup with Jonas, Selena Gomez briefly sparked dating rumors with Taylor Lautner in April 2009. While working on separate projects in Canada, they crossed paths, with Gomez even staying at the same hotel as Lautner’s Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. Several chance encounters led to hangouts, including a dinner outing with friends and a cozy movie date, where their closeness fueled speculation.

“They were cuddling throughout the movie and sat very close together. [They were] definitely acting like they were boyfriend and girlfriend,” an observer revealed. However, a source clarified that they were just friends at the time. The fling seemed to fizzle out upon returning to Los Angeles, with only one sighting afterward.

Reflecting on the situation later, Gomez told Seventeen that the media exaggerated the situation. She said, ’Taylor has made me so happy. I didn’t know I could be that happy. He’s a great guy. But I’m 100 percent single, and I’m going to keep it that way for a while.’

3. Justin Bieber

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Selena Gomez’s dating history includes a highly publicized on-again, off-again romance with pop sensation Justin Bieber. The couple began dating in 2010, and their relationship faced numerous ups and downs, making headlines with each reconciliation and breakup.

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In early 2009, Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, orchestrated the introduction between Selena Gomez and Bieber after Bieber openly declared Gomez as his celebrity crush. Their friendship took a notable turn on New Year’s Eve that same year, when Bieber serenaded Gomez on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. In a February interview with MTV News, Gomez expressed her fondness for Bieber, comparing their relationship to that of a big sister wanting to protect her younger brother.

She stated, ’I feel like a big sister now, ’cause I want to protect him. So I’m always very cautious with him, but he is so talented, and he’s so sweet, so that just started us wanting to work together. Now he’s just become one of my good friends.’

Despite denying any romantic involvement at first, it became clear that the pair was connected towards the end of 2010 when they were seen leaving an IHOP together, arm-in-arm. The official confirmation of their relationship came during their New Year’s celebration in St. Lucia, with photos emerging of the couple sharing a kiss on a yacht. They made their public debut on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February.

Although they waited until May to confirm their relationship officially, Gomez made it clear that she didn’t want to conceal her love life. In the following months, they displayed more affection publicly, including a memorable kiss at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. In September, Bieber rented out the Staples Center for a private movie night with Gomez.

Despite their high-profile appearances, the couple faced challenges that led to their breakup in November 2012 after nearly two years together. Sources indicated that Gomez initiated the breakup due to trust issues exacerbated by their frequent separation.

They briefly separated, but in April 2013, Bieber’s throwback photos with Gomez and her attendance at one of his concerts in Norway sparked reconciliation rumors. This marked the beginning of an on-and-off phase in their relationship. However, in December of the same year, Bieber confirmed their split, acknowledging the challenges of navigating a public breakup.

The couple reunited in August 2014, sharing glimpses of their relationship on social media. Nevertheless, by November, they had once again called it quits. During this tumultuous period, Gomez confirmed that her song ’The Heart Wants What It Wants’ was inspired by Bieber, expressing ongoing care for him even when they were apart.

Bieber and Gomez had an intense and turbulent romance, marked by passionate love and dramatic fights. They briefly cohabited, but the pressure was too much for their young ages. Despite being deeply invested, they struggled with unhealthy patterns in their relationship.

In 2015, they briefly rekindled their relationship, but things became complicated again. Although Bieber publicly expressed his love for Gomez, he was soon seen with his now-wife Hailey. Gomez attempted to move on and publicly expressed her desire to end discussions about the relationship.

However, the cycle persisted. They reunited in 2016, but Bieber criticized fans who were critical of his new girlfriend. Gomez responded, hinting at infidelity in their past. They remained apart for a year before reconciling again, seemingly lasting until early 2018.

Reflecting on the relationship later, Gomez acknowledged experiencing difficult challenges but found strength in moving on. “Lose You to Love Me” became her anthem for closure, as she accepted the bittersweet ending and embraced a new chapter.

4. Zedd

Zedd’s Instagram was filled with romantic hints as he and Selena collaborated on music. Fans analyzed every post, speculating about a possible romance during their studio sessions. By the end of January, they were clearly interested in each other.

After being seen together several times, Zedd traveled to Atlanta to be with Gomez while she was filming The Fundamentals of Caregiving. In a later group photo, they appeared close, with Zedd’s arms wrapped around her.

Although their whirlwind romance eventually faded, Selena’s heart still held warmth for Zedd even months later. She stated, ’I adore Anton [Zedd] a lot and I definitely had a thing with him, which was nice.’ However, the glare of publicity eventually took its toll on Zedd, casting a shadow over his otherwise positive experience with Selena. He later confessed that navigating the media frenzy surrounding their relationship had been challenging at best.

5. Niall Horan

Amidst swirling rumors, fans are eager to uncover the answer to the burning question: Who is Selena Gomez dating? However, Gomez laughed off the dating rumors surrounding her and Niall Horan, stating, ’Oh my god! No. I love him, I always have. He’s amazing.’ This statement sets the record straight. Despite having dinner in Malibu with Horan and friends after the American Music Awards, their outing sparked speculation that quickly escalated when they were reportedly spotted getting cozy at Jenna Dewan’s birthday bash a week later.

Sources insisted they were just friends, but Gomez’s Instagram activity, including liking photos of Horan, only fueled the rumors. Throughout December, the pair continued to be seen together, leading to whispers of date nights. Yet, Gomez remained adamant, denying any romantic involvement.

6. Samuel Krost

While working with Horan, Gomez was also spotted with Samuel Krost, a sales and merchandising executive and close friend of Gigi Hadid. They were seen together in New York City in November 2015 and again in early 2016 while on vacation with friends. In January of the same year, Gomez was photographed holding hands with Krost as they left a dinner date at the SLS Hotel. An eyewitness told PEOPLE that the couple ’seemed very happy together.’

Just a few nights later, Gomez and Krost were spotted again, this time having dinner at Nobu with another friend. Despite being seen together frequently, Gomez confirmed that she was single while celebrating Valentine’s Day a few weeks later. Afterward, the two seemed to take a break from each other, but in 2019, they were linked once more. However, Gomez quickly dismissed the dating rumors.

7. Charlie Puth

Fans are often curious about Selena Gomez’s personal life, particularly her dating life. In March 2016, rumors were circulating that she and Charlie Puth were an item, despite their attempts to deny it. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that Charlie finally confirmed they had been dating.

In an interview with Billboard, he revealed that their relationship was brief and impactful. He admitted, ’I knew from the start that I wasn’t the only one on her mind. I guess I was getting myself into something messy.’

8. The Weeknd

Gomez allegedly first met the Weeknd at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, where they both performed. However, it wasn’t until 2017 that their relationship turned romantic. They publicly announced their relationship in January of that year during a dinner date at Giorgio Baldi. The couple traveled to Italy just weeks after being spotted together, and they made their Instagram debut just in time for Coachella in April 2017.

After their trip to Europe, Gomez accompanied The Weeknd on tour, even visiting his hometown of Toronto. They shared moments from their relationship on social media, documenting their weekend at Coachella.

In May, the couple made their first public appearance at the Met Gala, and Gomez’s mother approved of their relationship. During the summer, while The Weeknd continued touring, Gomez underwent a kidney transplant. Despite his busy schedule, the musician reportedly rearranged his commitments to support Gomez during her surgery and recovery. There were even hints that he considered donating a kidney, as suggested in his song ’Call Out My Name’ with the lyrics ’I almost cut a piece of myself for your life.’

After the surgery, they ended their relationship the following month. According to a source, ’She and Abel have been discussing their relationship for a few months. It has been challenging with him being on tour and her filming in New York. That was not easy for them.’ The same source added, ’It has been difficult for them to accept that this is where their relationship was heading, but they have been struggling for months.’

9. Benny Blanco

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In December 2023, Gomez confirmed her relationship with Blanco through a series of comments on Instagram. A fan shared a photo of the couple, and Gomez expressed that he is everything to her. She also described Blanco as the best thing that has ever happened to her. The Rare singer then posted a picture showcasing her diamond ’B’ ring, which she wore prominently on her finger.

In January 2024, the couple made their first public appearance together at a Los Angeles Lakers game, sitting courtside.

As Selena Gomez continues to navigate the spotlight, her journey isn’t just about who she’s dating. Stay tuned as we delve into her refreshing stance on body positivity in our next article, “I’m not a Model,” where she celebrates her body and stomach rolls.

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