Aside from his catchy tunes, Charlie Puth is known for his past public romances. Since releasing his debut single, “Marvin Gaye” alongside Meghan Trainor, the New Jersey native has been romantically linked to some famous faces over the years.
In fact, fans even wondered if he and Meghan were friends or something more after they locked lips on stage during the 2015 American Music Awards. Despite relationship rumors, Charlie has since set the record straight about their steamy smooch.
“Meghan and I are good enough friends that we can laugh about it now,” the singer told USA Today in November 2015. “At first, we were like, ‘Holy (expletive), what did we just do?’ I have a girl kind of in my life right now that I’m not making too public and I don’t want people to get the wrong idea. But without Meghan’s initial push, I wouldn’t really be anywhere. Meghan really helped me by being featured on my first record.”
Charlie further explained the lead-up to their kiss, noting, “I didn’t know people would care about my lips on my friend’s lips so much.”
“When we were doing it live, we were like, ‘OK, this is one of the more major live performances. How are we visually going to show this and make it as impactful as the video?” he recalled to the newspaper. “We were like, ‘Should we kiss?’ Meghan is literally like my best friend, so it was a little weird at first, but it added something to the visual element of the performance, for sure, and that’s an important part of it since America was watching.”
Meghan isn’t the only duet partner that Charlie has been linked to. After releasing their 2016 song “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” fans were convinced that he dated Selena Gomez, which is something he’s since addressed. The “See You Again” musician has also been linked to Charlotte Lawrence, Bella Thorne and Halston Sage in the past.
“Me and Jade had a bit of a look on The X Factor. She’s in a relationship I found out that night,” Charli recalled on the “Bizarre Life” podcast in November 2017. “I was on stage singing with them and was like, ‘Oh Jade, she’s so sexy.’ She’s so lovely, [but] well she’s taken. I will say she’s taken and I’m glad she’s happy.”
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