Selena Gomez’s new year already has a dash of romance. Less than a month after a source told Entertainment Tonight that Gomez was single but open to dating, Us Weekly reports that she and The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart are seeing each other. A source told the outlet that Gomez and Taggart aren’t yet serious, but they are fine with the public seeing them being affectionate.
“They aren’t trying to hide their romance by sneaking around at members only clubs,” the source said, describing the two as “very casual and low-key.” Taggart, 33, and Gomez, 30, have gone on cute public dates, including “bowling and [going] to the movies,” the source said.
Gomez has no qualms showing PDA with Taggart either, although paparazzi hasn’t captured them yet. Gomez is “so affectionate [with him],” the source said. “Selena can hardly keep her hands off him. [They’re] having a lot of fun together.”
It’s worth noting that neither Taggart nor Gomez are following each other on Instagram.
Per Us, Taggart recently split from Eve Jobs, and it was “totally amicable,” the outlet’s source said. He was reported earlier this month to have gone on a New Year’s Eve trip with Jobs. The 24-year-old model even appeared to share a “happy birthday lover” Instagram to Taggart on her account. (Jobs’ Instagram account appears to be disabled currently.)
Gomez was last rumored to be dating her close friend Nicola Peltz Beckham’s brother Bradley Peltz, although no concrete proof came of that beyond fan speculation. A source told Entertainment Tonight on December 29 that Gomez wasn’t seeing anyone at that point and was feeling hopeful about love. “Selena is feeling positive and optimistic,” the source said then. “She is open to dating.”
Neither Gomez nor Taggart have commented on reports they’re dating. They have yet to be photographed together. Some users claimed to unverified gossip Instagram DeuxMoi that Gomez and Taggart were seen “making out” at a bowling alley on the Lower East Side of New York City on Saturday. Gomez is in the city, getting ready to shoot Only Murders in the Building‘s third season.
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