Samuel Krost Confirms He Really Did Date Selena Gomez

"Although we have ventured on separate paths, at least I know that love exists."

Last fall and winter, Selena Gomez was spotted out multiple times with Samuel Krost (opens in new tab), a friend of Gigi Hadid's and recent graduate of NYU. Paparazzi caught them holding hands on several outings, and the romance rumors began (opens in new tab). Gomez never confirmed they were dating and at one point, even told press she was very much single (opens in new tab).

But she wasn't single entirely, or so Krost revealed last night on Instagram, posting a message to her haters that he deleted after. "Selena is a real girl with a real heart and real feelings," he started. "All you superficial who are just unhappy with your love lives, understand that love is real. Although we have ventured on separate paths, at least I know that love exists. I love you, Sel." He then hashtagged and tagged her in the comments.

Fan accounts shared the screenshot—a glimpse of the emotions at play when a regular guy dates an A-lister (with an ex Instagram still wants her to get back together with (opens in new tab)).

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Alyssa Bailey
Alyssa Bailey

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.