Why Selena didn’t want to keep The Weeknd on the DL
There’s a weird thing that happens when a celebrity starts dating somebody new.
Magically, we, the public, become just like our parents acted when we were teenagers bringing home somebody new. We’re either way too enthusiastic and want to know everything, or we lean back in our armchairs and loudly declare this relationship isn’t going to last. But either way, we’re not cool about it.
No wonder celebs want to hide their relationships from us as long as possible, right?
But at some point, the truth has to come out, and Selena Gomez recently explained why she decided to stop dating The Weeknd on the DL and go public.
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“It’s really hard when I would want to spend so much time hiding things. It’s too much pressure, and I think everyone gets over everything eventually,” Selena explained to Ryan Seacrest on his show “On the Air With Ryan Seacrest.”
By “everyone” getting over “everything eventually,” it’s likely Selena meant both Bella Hadid and Justin Bieber. Especially Justin, who spent all of Valentine’s Day whining about how he was single and a few weeks later was walking around LA looking like he peed himself.
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But, Selena has a point. Time heals all wounds, even when those wounds afflict the fragile egos of one of the most famous fuckboys in all the world.
“I just want to be happy,” Selena continued. “If that’s me just being myself, then I don’t really care.”
“Obviously she’s referring to The Weeknd,” Ryan Seacrest added, seeing as Selena managed to answer a question about why they took their relationship public without mentioning her boyfriend’s name.
But Selena wasn’t having that “The Weeknd” crap.
“Abel,” she corrected him, before adding that hearing him called The Weeknd is “so weird.”
Girl, we feel you.
Your boyfriend’s stage name is really weird and we don’t like using it either.
Maybe next time you get interviewed you can explain to us how you found it within yourself to overlook that very big flaw of his.
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[H/T The Cut]