Katy Perry and The Weeknd Reportedly Went on a Date This Week

Here come the romance rumors...

Katy Perry and The Weeknd were spotted having dinner together this week in Los Angeles. The two were seen arriving separately to Madeo restaurant in West Hollywood, according to People (opens in new tab).

Perry kept to a neutral ensemble with a buttoned-up peacoat, nude pumps and hoop earrings, while The Weekend (AKA Abel Tesfaye) stuck to his usual denim jacket and dark jeans look.

The reason for the singers' dinner meeting is unknown, but the sighting is bound to stir up romance rumors nonetheless. Tesfaye is fresh off his breakup with Selena Gomez, who rekindled her romance with Justin Bieber shortly after the split.

The Weeknd has also reportedly reconnected (opens in new tab) with his ex, Bella Hadid, but they're not on romantic terms. Even though sources say they "still love" each other (opens in new tab), the model is ultimately just hoping to be his friend for now. Tesfaye was also recently seen holding hands (opens in new tab) with Bieber's ex, Yovanna Ventura. Could Perry be his next love interest?

The Witness singer broke up (opens in new tab) with her famous boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, earlier this year after 10 months of dating. Their reps confirmed the couple was "taking respectful, loving space at this time," in a statement released in March.

It's also possible the two were just meeting to work on music together. Remember how Taylor Swift and Drake sparked dating rumors last year (opens in new tab)? It turned out the two were actually hitting the studio together and collaborating (opens in new tab) on some new music (which we've yet to hear). Perhaps Perry and Tesfaye are taking the same route.

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Erica Gonzales
Erica Gonzales

Erica Gonzales is the Senior Culture Editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books, and more. She was previously an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There is a 75 percent chance she's listening to Lorde right now.