Selena Gomez Denied She's Dating Drew Taggart in Since-Deleted Post

She implied they're just friends.

Selena Gomez and Drew Taggart
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Selena Gomez was widely reported to be dating The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart this week, but the Rare Beauty founder has since appeared to deny she was in a new relationship.

On Thursday, the star posted an Instagram Story, which she deleted soon after, consisting of a black and white photo of a landscape, with someone's head at the bottom. It's unclear whether Gomez took the photo herself or whether this is someone she knows, though the caption seems to imply it's not.

The singer captioned the photo, "I LIKE BEING ALONE TOO MUCH," and added the hashtag #iamsingle at the bottom.

Essentially, Gomez wants us to know that she and Taggart are not an item, and are probably just friends (they went bowling this week, but a source told People that they were with "a group").

While one eyewitness told Page Six that Gomez and Taggart were "making out," it behooves (I love this word) us to take the singer's word against that of an anonymous source who spoke to a tabloid.

People will have their theories about why Gomez chose to delete this particular Story before the end of its natural life cycle, but mine is just that she realized how much discourse it was going to cause and wanted to shield herself from an onslaught of intrusive DMs.

Gomez has been open in the past about the negative impact of social media on her mental health, and for a long time, she let her team run her Instagram for her.

However, just last week, the star posted a mirror selfie with the caption, "Wait can you tell I’m back on Instagram ?"

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Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.