Fans were shocked yesterday when pictures emerged of Selena Gomez and The Weeknd kissing. The photos were taken in Santa Monica and published by TMZ, just months after The Weeknd's split with Bella Hadid.
Now sources say they're pretty smitten. An insider 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.
'Selena was focusing on getting herself back together and Abel was just getting out of a relationship, plus putting out his new album. Abel and Bella also were on and off towards the end of their relationship, so getting into something brand new was not what Abel was looking for.
'Abel though always had a thing for Selena. He thinks she is extremely talented and sexy. They recently started talking before the holidays but she has been on his radar before. They are on the same level with expectations and think the other is really fun. They are taking things slow and getting to know each other.'
Meanwhile, Bella has reacted to see the photos. More on that story .