Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez Relationship – Timeline

Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez Relationship Timeline

Love in the world of showbiz is always a hot topic, and when two superstars come together, it’s a recipe for a tabloid frenzy. One such couple that has captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide is none other than Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and unravel the intriguing timeline of Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez’s Relationship.

When did Selena Gomez and Zayn Malik’s dating rumors start spreading?

Zelena rumors sparked in March when a restaurant hostess shared on TikTok that Gomez and Malik were getting cozy at a celeb-favored NYC restaurant, based on texts from another hostess.

But an Entertainment Tonight source confirms TikTok claims, prompting a timeline of Gomez and Malik’s rumored relationship.

Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez Relationship Timeline

  • March 2010 to March 2018: Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s on-again, off-again relationship for eight years, with a specific moment involving Malik.

  • August 14, 2016: In 2016, during an off period, Gomez and Bieber engage in an Instagram argument over photos he posted with rumored girlfriend Sofia Richie. During their online spat, Gomez hints that Bieber cheated multiple times during their relationship.
    • Some inside screenshots show Bieber responding with, “I cheated… oh I forgot about You and Zayn?” during their exchange.
    • At that time, Malik is in a relationship with Gigi Hadid. Allegedly, Gomez responds to Bieber’s comment with, “I’m done. I have Selenators to meet.”
  • October 2021: Hadid and Malik, who had been in an on-and-off relationship since November 2015, break up just one year after welcoming their daughter, Khai.
  • March 15, 2022: During her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, Gomez jokingly mentions that she’s “manifesting love” and quips, “I would like to say that I’m looking for my soulmate, but at this point, I will take anyone.”

Gomez started dating Drew Taggart

  • January 15, 2023: Eyewitnesses claim that Gomez was spotted allegedly “making out” with The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart. At a bowling alley called The Gutter in NYC, as reported by Page Six.
  • January 19: In an Instagram story that she later deletes, Gomez appears to address relationship rumors by using the hashtag “I am single.” Along with a black-and-white landscape photo, she writes, “I like being alone too much.
Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez Relationship Timeline
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  • January 21: Gomez and Taggart are captured in photographs holding hands while in New York City.
  • March 15, 2023: In a TikTok video, Gomez jokingly claims that her crush “doesn’t even exist.” She captions the post with “Still out here lookin for him lol.
  • March 21: Gomez has dinner with Malik’s personal assistant, Taryn Zimmerman, at NYC’s Nobu, as reported by Us Weekly on March 31. The outing occurs just two days before Gomez and Malik’s alleged rendezvous.

Selena and Malik are seen together holding hands

  • March 23: A TikTok user and alleged restaurant hostess, Klarissa Garcia, posts a video claiming her friend, also a hostess, seated Gomez and Malik at a popular NYC hotspot.
    • In screenshots of their text message exchange, the friend wrote, “Tell me why Selena Gomez and [Zayn] just walked into [restaurant redacted] hand in hand making out and I seated them.
    • In the video, Garcia points out that Gomez is one of the 18 people that Malik follows on Instagram, and confirms that Gomez also follows him back.
  • March 24: DeuxMoi shares an Instagram story stating that they haven’t been able to independently confirm the story.
  • And adds that they usually receive reports of Gomez being spotted in NYC, while Malik is believed to stay in Pennsylvania.
Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez Relationship Timeline
Image Courtesy of @DeuxMoi on Instagram

An eyewitness source tells Entertainment Tonight that Gomez and Malik were seen together in SoHo, New York City. They were holding hands, kissing, and behaving comfortably like a couple during a date around 10:30 p.m.

Most of the restaurant staff and other diners didn’t notice them, but it was evident that they were on a date.

  • March 27, 2023: A source tells Us Weekly that while Gomez and Malik’s relationship may not be “super serious,” Malik is interested in taking it to a more serious level.
    • The source reveals that Malik has known Gomez for years and has always admired her as an incredible person, both inside and out.


As of now, neither Gomez nor Malik has confirmed their relationship publicly. While rumors continue to swirl, fans are eagerly anticipating any further developments in the Zelena saga.

That’s everything to know about Selena Gomez and Zayn Malik’s relationship timeline. Did we miss something? Do let us know in the comments down below.

Also Read: Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez Dating Rumors – Is it true?

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Sources: Vogue, Klarissa Garcia on TikTok

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