Hello and welcome to Gossip Time, a weekly guide to the stars by Allie Jones. This week: a pop star dates a bad boy, another pop star tries sobriety, and Gwyneth Paltrow is innocent.
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After a brutal few weeks of feuding with Hailey Bieber, “making up” with Hailey Bieber, and posting odd TikToks about Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez has emerged with a new lease on life and apparently, a new boyfriend. His name is Zayn Malik, and he is the “bad boy” former One Direction star who just so happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Gigi Hadid and father of her baby. Sounds good!
Gomez, 30, and Malik, also 30, were spotted “making out” in the middle of a “large and buzzy downtown eatery” in New York last week. The hostess noticed them and told her other hostess friend who put the news on TikTok.
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Since then, the tabloids have rushed to fill in the details about this budding romance. A source told Us Weekly, “Zayn would love to continue to see Selena and see where things go. He’s always admired her and thinks she’s an incredible person, inside and out.”
She is also one of just 18 people Malik follows on Instagram.
Gomez has not commented on the relationship, but she was spotted out to dinner with Malik’s assistant, Taryn Zimmerman, at Nobu last weekend. To fans, this feels very significant.
What does Hadid think of all of this? A source told Us Weekly, “As long as he is happy and stable and continues to be a good co-parent to their daughter Khai, she’s fine with whoever he goes out with.” Gomez sources, meanwhile, have noted to Page Six that Gomez actually hooked up with Malik first, back in 2012 when her BFF Taylor Swift was dating Harry Styles.
The question remains: Is Malik a good boyfriend for Gomez? Once again, I’m going to say no. Malik and Hadid’s relationship ended in an explosive fashion in late 2021, after Hadid’s mom Yolanda Hadid accused Malik of pushing her into a dresser during an argument at her Pennsylvania farm. He also allegedly called her a “fucking Dutch slut.”
Stay tuned, I guess.
Speaking of pop star romances, something is up with Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. The singer, 38, and Legolas, 46, have been engaged since 2019 and welcomed a baby together, Daisy Bloom, in 2020. But they’ve never really seemed to be on the same page: Throughout Perry’s pregnancy, tabloids reported that they were having “ups and downs” with Bloom “stressing about having a baby in their lives,” and both Bloom and Perry often talk about how much “work” their relationship is.
“We have been through fucking hell,” Perry said during an Apple Music interview in 2020. “We have been down to the mat and come back up again…. You’ve got to make a choice every day to be in this relationship and to work hard on yourself with someone that’s mirroring you so intensely. Like, he doesn’t let me rest. He’s not Katy Perry’s biggest fan. He’s here for Katheryn Hudson. He’s here for building.”
I fear that things have gotten worse since Perry made this startling statement. In the last few weeks, Bloom has been talking a lot about their relationship in the press for some reason, and he’s making it seem like they see each other once per calendar year. “We’re in two very different pools,” he told Flaunt earlier this month. “Her pool is not a pool that I necessarily understand, and I think my pool is not a pool that she necessarily understands. Sometimes things are really, really, really, challenging. I won’t lie.”
Then he went to Ukraine to meet President Zelensky?
Perry, meanwhile, showed up at a branded cocktail event in New York on Monday, where she told a People reporter that she and Bloom had made a pact not to drink for three months without revealing why. “I've been sober for five weeks today,” she said. “I can’t cave. I made a promise. Three months.”
Hm. I know they are not technically married, but I am putting them on Divorce Watch.
STUFF BY HILARY DUFF: Hilary Duff has a gray hair.
Finally, I’ll leave you with the thrilling news that Gwyneth Paltrow has emerged victorious from her ski-crash trial in Park City, Utah:
Please leave your favorite moment/outfit from the trial in the comments.
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