After Selena Gomez had almost, completely shut the Justin Bieber chapter of her life, along came Zedd. Yes, before she was as happy as ever with The Weeknd, there was Sel and Zedd. The world may never know how long Selena and the well-known DJ dated for, but we do know that there was definitely something going on between them at the beginning of 2015. It was in January when they first made headlines after Sel said she missed "this punk." Fans made the assumption that they were probably working together and maybe even had a crush on each other.
Selena posted this photo with the caption, "missing la and this punk, just a little tonight ☺️ shooting starts soon!! Eeeeekkkk --Fundamentals of Caregiving!!"
It wasn't until July 2015 that Selena admitted she and Zedd were an item at one point. She explained, "I adore Anton [Zedd's birth name] a lot and I definitely had a thing with him, which was nice." Hmm...so now the world is getting Zedd's side of the story. He recently chatted with Billboard magazine about what it's really like to date the "Bad Liar" singer and no one is shocked at all.
He said, "Reporters were calling my parents. People were hacking my friends’ phones. I was pissed. [Though] I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. She is one of the most talked about people in the world, but I had no idea how much that would change my life."
Wow! Okay, so he may not have given away any juicy details about their romantic relationship, however, he let us in on a glimpse of what dating a true Hollywood star is really like. It's chaos – to say the least. The fact that his parents were being bothered, his friends' phones were being hacked, it all seems like too much. Like Zedd explained, the experience changed his life. While he didn't say whether it changed him for the better or worse, there hasn't been any ill will between him and Selena since the break-up.
Looking back, these two were definitely friends before they started getting intimate. They worked together, obvi! Their song was mega successful and they even performed together. This connection was based on something that was more than just physical attraction, which is probably why Zedd is so respectful of Selena today. In the end, Zedd just wasn't cut out for such a public relationship that basically lived under a microscope.