Before Selena Gomez started dating The Weeknd, she had a 3-month fling with Zedd back in 2015.
In speaking with Billboard, Zedd (real name: Anton Zaslavski) revealed that dating the 25-year-old pop star came at a cost. Rumours first sparked when the pair collaborated on “I Want You to Know“. Shortly after they were spotted holding hands at the Golden Globes after party, they began showing affection on social media.
“Reporters were calling my parents. People were hacking my friends’ phones. I was pissed. (Though) I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. She is one of the most talked about people in the world, but I had no idea how much that would change my life,” the 27-year-old record producer was quoted as saying.
A few months after their fling ended, the “Bad Liar” singer admitted their relationship during a radio interview. When the host brought up that Diplo had claimed that the pair’s romance was a publicity stunt to promote “I Want You to Know”, Gomez replied, “First off, it’s very interesting that Diplo would think he knew about my personal life, but he doesn’t. I adore Anton a lot and I definitely had a thing with him, which was nice.”
Zedd declined to share whether he’s seeing anyone right now; understandably. Gomez, however, has moved on to The Weeknd. The couple started dating in January.