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January: Abelena Starts

Gomez is photographed making out with The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) outside a restaurant in Santa Monica on January 10th. The surprise coupling comes just two months after The Weeknd and his ex Bella Hadid broke up.

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January: Bella Hadid Unfollows Selena Gomez on Instagram

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January: Abelena Goes on Vacation in Italy

Abelena starts off strong, with the two going off to Italy on vacation. Gomez shares and then deletes an Instagram of Tesfaye. Tesfaye posts an Instagram story of Gomez at a museum.

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January: Abelena Makes Out in Florence

They are also officially photographed making out over dinner in Florence. A witness tells ET at the time that Gomez and the Weeknd “couldn’t take their hands off each other” during the meal. “It was like no one else existed—just the two of them. They were completely immersed in one another.”

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January: Hailey Baldwin Throws Shade at Abelena

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January: Selena Starts ’13 Reasons Why’ Promotion

Gomez posts teasers of her upcoming Netflix series that she produced, season 1 of 13 Reasons Why. “This was the day I was nervous as hell going into @Netflix for the first time to talk about @13reasonswhy -my mom found this book in 2009 and worked her ass off to make it with me, guide me and tell this story authentically (the only reason, beside Jay this project was even made),” she writes in one Instagram she posts.

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February: Selena Goes to a Super Bowl Party Stag

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February: Selena Reportedly Pays for The Weeknd’s Birthday Party

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February: Selena Wears 3 Outfits in One Day in NYC

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February: Selena Wears 3 Outfits in One Day in NYC

Here she is in outfit #2, a Coach ensemble.

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February: Selena Wears 3 Outfits in One Day in NYC

Here she is in outfit #3, a Victoria Beckham look.

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February: Selena Likes and Unlikes a Jelena Instagram

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February: Selena Releases New Single “It Ain’t Me”

Later in the month, Gomez releases “It Ain’t Me,” a new single with Kygo that fans speculate is about her ex Justin Bieber. Song cowriter Ali Tamposi tells ELLE.com the song went to Gomez mostly written but resonated with her. “I can’t necessarily say that this is the song directed at Justin,” Tamposi said of Gomez’s interpretation and mark on the track, “but I do think this is a song for her just displaying her strength as a woman in this industry and that particular place that she is in her life. She’s gone through a lot of different challenges. And it’s natural for any human being at her age to be going through the things she’s been going through, but the difference is she’s caught under a microscope. She can be shamed for her struggles. But she’s really doing an incredible job at highlighting some of the battles she faces and utilizing them as strengths.”

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February: Selena Starts Following The Weeknd on Tour

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March: The First Real Abelena Kissing Photo Comes Out

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March: Selena Says She Won’t Talk About Her Love Life Anymore

Gomez is photographed with Tesfaye in his hometown of Toronto, where he rents out a movie theater so the couple can watch Get Out. The two reportedly “sip on two gin and tonics, three diet cokes, two orders of popcorn and a collection of candy including Twizzlers, Twix, Sour Patch Kids and Maltesers,” and a source says Selena “was super cute with him” and had her “arms around his neck.”

Despite these photographed dates, Gomez says in an interview released at the start of the month that she will no longer talk about her love life to the press. “Look, I love what I do, and I’m aware of how lucky I am, but—how can I say this without sounding weird? I just really can’t wait for people to forget about me,” she finishes.

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March: Selena Admits She Doesn’t Control Her Instagram

Gomez speaks candidly about how and why she turned over control of Instagram’s most-followed account to someone else. “As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out,” she explains in one interview. “It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”

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March: Selena Follows The Weeknd on Tour in South America

Gomez is seen in Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil supporting Tesfaye at his concerts there. At this point, she has traveled 10+ countries and three continents to support him on his tour.

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March: Selena Attends the ’13 Reasons Why’ Premiere

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April: The Weeknd and Selena Hold Hands on a Dinner Date

Abelena continues strong, with Gomez and Tesfaye photographed holding hands at Los Angeles’ Beauty and Essex.

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April: The Weeknd Makes Abelena Insta Official

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April: Selena Gets a Semi-Colon Tattoo With the ’13 Reasons Why’ Cast

Gomez and 13 Reasons Why‘s Tommy Dorfman (who plays Ryan Shaver) and Alisha Boe (who plays Jessica Davis) all get tiny semi-colon tattoos on their wrists. As Dorfman explained on his Instagram, “The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life. I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help.”

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April: The Weeknd and Selena Make Out at Coachella

Gomez and Tesfaye are photographed by fans and paparazzi together at Coachella. They’re also filmed making out.

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April: Selena Goes Instagram Official With The Weeknd on Her Account

Finally Gomez posts her first permanent-grid selfie with The Weeknd on her Instagram. The two took the photo at Coachella. The pic at the time becomes her most-liked photo on her Instagram.

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April: Selena Goes to Her ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ TV Brother’s Wedding

Gomez attends the wedding of David Henrie, wearing an Emilia Wickstead red dress. She poses with her fellow former Wizards of Waverly Place cast members there. “Very much in my feelings about my big brother getting married,” Gomez writes on her Instagram after. “Even though we for sure knew it would be him first. May God bless you and your beautiful wife Henrie! ?”

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April: Selena Answers a Reporter’s Question About The Weeknd

Despite saying she would not talk about her love life publicly, Gomez responds to a question about The Weeknd at We Day. This was their exchange:

Access Hollywood: I know you’re taking over the Forum today. Are you gonna be here this weekend for The Weeknd?

Selena Gomez: Ha, I might!

Access Hollywood: I hope to see you, girl. I’m going to be here.

Gomez: Well, good. You’re gonna love it. You’re gonna love it!

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April: Selena Responds to ’13 Reasons Why’ Backlash

13 Reasons Why, while wildly successful on Netflix, attracts some criticism that the show romanticizes suicide. Gomez responds: “We stayed very true to the book and that’s initially what Jay Asher created was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story and I think that’s what we wanted to do,” she says to the Associated Press. “We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, [the backlash is] gonna come no matter what. It’s not an easy subject to talk about, but I’m very fortunate with how it’s doing.”

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May: The Weeknd and Selena Make Their Red Carpet Debut at the Met Gala

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May: Selena Confirms ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2

After much speculation, Gomez confirms that her show will indeed have a second season. “Their story isn’t over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming,” she writes on Instagram.

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May: Selena Starts Teasing “Bad Liar”

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