It seems wild to remember that the last person Selena Gomez was actually confirmed to be dating was Justin Bieber (they got back together for a few months after she split from The Weeknd in 2017, according to Cosmo). But the Only Murders in the Building star so rarely makes any of her relationships red-carpet or “sources close to the couple confirm they are dating” official, that members of the public such as myself can’t help but speculate every time she is seen in the company of a man. So when TMZ published pictures of Gomez and Tyga—a famous rapper who is both around her age and single—leaving a West Hollywood club at the same time, what was I supposed to think?
I obviously should not have gotten so ahead of myself (and nor should TMZ, FWIW), as the outlet later posted a clarifying update that puts the kibosh on dating rumors. According to a source close to Gomez, the two weren’t at the restaurant together; they were just there at the same time. Tyga and Gomez went separately to see different people, but the two groups wound up hanging out together and leaving at the same time.
The status of Selena Gomez’s love life always seems to spark public interest, and the issue was raised again after the singer and actor posted a playful TikTok of her own grandmother probing for details on a certain famous breakup of hers. But a source told Entertainment Tonight that the 30-year-old is perfectly happy as a single woman at the moment. “She is more open to love, but she is also very much focused on herself and her work right now,” the source said.
I assume she’ll tell all of us (and her grandmother) when she’s officially in love once again and ready to go public.
This article originally appeared on GLAMOUR US.