Selena Gomez shocked the world when photos of her hugging and kissing The Weeknd blew up all over social media. The singer who has been single for quite some time, and has had her past relationships be heavily publicized in the media so some found it surprising that she was showing so much affection to the Canadian star in such a public way.

According to E! News, being public with their fling was not part of their plan when they first got together. A source spoke to the news outlet saying that they planned to keep it all a secret but that did not last too long.

"At first, Selena and Abel wanted to keep their relationship a secret. But they've decided they really don't care if everyone knows about them," the source said.

Things between the two mega stars seem to have happened when they both least expected it. Selena was in the middle of bouncing back into the spotlight after her brief hiatus, while Abel was fresh out of a relationship with model Bella Hadid.

"Selena was focusing on getting herself back together and Abel was just getting out of a relationship, plus putting out his new album. Abel and Bella also were on and off towards the end of their relationship, so getting into something brand new was not what Abel was looking for."

Apparently even though Sel has been friendly with his ex, it looks like the "Starboy" singer has had his eyes on her for some time.

bella selena

"Abel though always had a thing for Selena. He thinks she is extremely talented and sexy. They recently started talking before the holidays but she has been on his radar before."

In a lyric from his song "Party Monster,"—whose video happened to premiere today—he name dropped a Selena but everyone thought that it was about Mexican singer Selena Quintanilla saying: "Angelina, lips like Angelina / Like Selena, *ss shaped like Selena."

Apparently people now think that it was about the Disney Channel star and it was perhaps these lyrics that brought the two together.

The source said that despite their heavy PDA they are taking things slow: "They are on the same level with expectations and think the other is really fun. They are taking things slow and getting to know each other."

Sometimes the best things in life happen unexpectedly, even if this fling was not in their plans.

Can you believe these two are being so open about this? Tell us in the comments.

Love J-14? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for fun, exclusive videos with your favorite stars.