Selena Gomez and Drew Taggart hold hands after romantic dinner date in New York City… after the actress denied dating rumors
Selena Gomez was seen holding hands with Drew Taggart in New York City on Saturday, two days after denying rumors that they were dating.
The Good for You songstress, 30, and the Chainsmokers musician, 33, enjoyed a romantic dinner at Torrisi Bar & Restaurant in Soho before they left with their fingers interlaced, according to Us Weekly.
This is their second date in one week as the pair knocked down some pins at a bowling alley on Tuesday, leading Gomez to declare ‘#iamsingle’ in a since-deleted Instagram post.
Not so single: Selena Gomez, 30, was seen holding hands with Drew Taggart, 33, in New York City on Saturday, two days after denying rumors that they were dating
Selena kept things chic and classic for their night out on the town, wearing an all-black ensemble that included a turtleneck, simple pants and an oversized blazer.
Sporting his signature scruff, Taggart donned a hoodie sweatshirt, edgy bomber jacket, and baggy jeans with white butterfly patches on each knee.
Rampant speculation has been swirling around the pair, causing Gomez to confront the rumors head-on earlier this week in a since-deleted Instagram post.
Hand-in-hand: The actress and the Chainsmokers musician enjoyed a romantic dinner at Torrisi Bar & Restaurant in Soho before they left with their fingers interlaced, according to Us Weekly; Pictured 2022
The superstar shared an image of a cloudy sky, which showed the face of an unidentified man standing in front of a tall hill, looking down.
‘I like being alone too much,’ Gomez wrote over the scenic snap, adding, ‘#iamsingle.’
Her post came after Us Weekly reported that she and the Closer crooner weren’t ‘trying to hide their romance by sneaking around at members only clubs.’
The couple’s romance was described as ‘very casual and low-key.’ A source claimed their dates consisted of going ‘bowling and to the movies.’
Not so alone: This is their second date in one week as the pair knocked down some pins at a bowling alley on Tuesday, leading Gomez to declare ‘#iamsingle’ in a since-deleted Instagram post
New romance? Her denial came after reports that she and the Closer crooner weren’t ‘trying to hide their romance by sneaking around at members only clubs’ (seen in 2022)
‘Selena can hardly keep her hands off him,’ the insider added and noted they are ‘having a lot of fun together.’
Taggart recently split from 24-year-old EDM artist Eve Jobs, who is Steve Jobs’ youngest daughter.
They started dating in the summer but allegedly parted ways last month.
Before Eve, he dated Meredith Mickelson and Haley Rowe as well as Chantel Jeffries.
One of his exes: He used to date DJ and model Chantel Jeffries; seen in 2020
‘It was an amicable breakup, and they remain friends,’ the Grammy winner’s rep told Us at the time of his breakup with Jobs.
Last week The Chainsmokers confessed to having threesomes with fans while on tour during a raunchy interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast.
The musical duo – comprised of Alexander Pall, 37 and Taggart – who routinely share tales of their sexual escapades – opened up about ‘weird’ romps they’d had while touring internationally.
Speaking to host Alex Cooper, the pair said they had threesomes with fans on more than one occasion with Drew saying: ‘Does it count if it’s international?’
Sweet: Their dates reportedly included going ‘bowling and to the movies’ when spending time together, the source claimed
Meanwhile, in December Entertainment Tonight claimed Gomez was open to dating.
The pop star – who has previously dated Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd – was looking for love, it was shared: ‘Selena is feeling positive and optimistic. She is open to dating,’ a source told the site.
In July the same site claimed she was not dating anyone but wanted to.
‘She is more open to love, but she is also very much focused on herself and her work right now,’ the source said. ‘She’s in a very healthy place. She is feeling fantastic and very mentally, physically and emotionally healthy.’
The comments come shortly after the Love You To Lose Me songstress alleged that breaking up from Justin – who she dated on and off from 2011 until they split for good in early 2018 – was the ‘best thing’ that ever happened to her.
Biggest heartbreak: Gomez and Justin Bieber dated on and off from 2010 to 2018, before he married model Hailey Baldwin; seen in 2012
She said: ‘Everything was so public.
‘I felt haunted by a past relationship that no one wanted to let go of. Then I just moved past it, and I wasn’t afraid anymore.
‘I feel like I had to go through the worst possible heartbreak ever and then just forgetting everything at the drop of the hand, it was really confusing.
‘But I just think that needed to happen and ultimately it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
It didn’t last a year: Gomez (L) and ex The Weeknd (seen above) at Harper’s BAZAAR Celebration of ICONS at The Plaza Hotel in September 2017
‘It’s about more than a lost love. It’s me learning to choose myself, to choose life, but also hoping that people can find grace and peace in that too.
‘The song is about knowing that you completely lost every part of who you are just to rediscover yourself again.’
Justin started dating his now-wife Hailey Baldwin, 25, just after they split in 2018.
The month after Justin married Hailey in September 2018, Selena reportedly suffered a breakdown connected to her lupus and entered treatment for her mental health.
They were an item as well: She dated Nick Jonas in 2015; seen at Republic Records 2015 VMA after party at Ysabel in West Hollywood