Finally, we have some answers! After Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez collaborated on the song “We Don’t Talk Anymore” in 2016, rumors were flying that something ~steamy~ was going on between them. Now the singer has confirmed what we knew all along – they dated for a little while! In a new interview with Billboard, Charlie not only admitted that his short fling with Selena “messed” him up, but that another man was the reason why it didn’t work out — Justin Bieber, perhaps?!
“[We Don’t Talk Anymore] is about a particular moment in my life, when someone very close to me wanted the attention of somebody else,” he told the magazine. “When I found that out and we ended it, I might have done some shady things too, and she might have asked me, ‘How long has this been going on?’” He later continued, “I don’t kiss and tell, but the only way a song like that can come across as real is if there’s something else going on behind the scenes. And that’s what was happening [with Selena]. Very short-lived, very small, but very impactful. And it really messed me up. I’m trying to put this the best way possible: It wasn’t like I was the only person on her mind. And I think I knew that going in.”
Damn… for a guy who doesn’t “kiss and tell” that sure was a lot of tell! We need to take a moment to process all this. But, before we do… there’s more. Although Charlie didn’t openly say it, if you look closely at his quotes, he implied that his songs “Attention” and “How Long” were inspired by Selena, too. Re-read the quote… he makes a point to use both the song titles while he’s talking about her! And here we were thinking they were about Bella Thorne…
It seems fairly obvious that this *other person* on her mind was J.B. The two have been on and off for years. Even when they weren’t officially together, there was always something between them. Honestly, Charlie’s comments make Justin and Selena’s reconciliation (for real now) even better. They never stopped loving each other. Awww.
But, Charlie doesn’t seem to have any hard feelings nor any regrets about dating Selena – even if it was just for a little while. “You gather up a bunch of emotion with the life shovel, throw it in the life bucket, mix it up. And she evoked such good emotion on that song, it was a pleasure working with her,” he said. “That’s why I’m always happy to sing it, even though it came from a dark point in my life.”
Besides SelGo and Bella, Charlie was rumored to be dating another Disney actress, Danielle Campbell last October, but that was never confirmed.
Selena, on the other hand, is happily back together with Justin. Since the two reconciled, they’ve kept a pretty low profile.
Sorry, Charlie, but you never stood a chance at getting in between Jelena. At least you got some great music inspiration out of the hookup, though!