Who Is Drew Taggart? – Meet Selena Gomez’s New Boyfriend

Not even a month into 2023, Selena Gomez and The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart have struck up the 12 months’s first shock romance. Shortly after Taggart shared images of his New 12 months’s Eve trip with ex-girlfriend Eve Jobs, Gomez and Taggart have been reported to be courting casually. The 2 have been allegedly seen making out at a Decrease East Facet bowling alley on January 14.

They have been photographed out on a bowling date at The Gutter on January 15 of their first public sighting collectively. Web page Six ran images on January 17. Two days later, Gomez posted briefly then deleted an Instagram Story claiming that she was single. On January 21, she and Taggart have been photographed holding fingers whereas leaving dinner.

Whereas Taggart is understood for being one half of The Chainsmokers together with bandmate Alex Pall, Gomez marks one in all his highest-profile romantic flings—although removed from the one. Right here, what to learn about Taggart and his historical past with Gomez.

Drew Taggart and Selena Gomez.

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Taggart is a 33-year-old musician who grew up in Maine.

Andrew “Drew” Taggart was born on Dec. 31, 1989, making him a Capricorn. (Capricorns and Cancers, Selena Gomez’s star signal, are literally an excellent astrological pairing.) He was born in Maine and grew up in Freeport earlier than going to school at Syracuse College. Information Heart Maine reported that his highschool lecturers remembered him as “a sort, good pupil” with a pronounced curiosity in music. Throughout his senior 12 months, he even did “an impartial examine challenge the place he immersed himself in techno music and introduced his music-making expertise to lecturers and college students,” the outlet wrote.

His mother Laura Girr described him as first turning into eager about music when he was simply 5 years previous and bought a drum set. “He was at all times tremendous musical, music was at all times the factor he went to when he was blissful and unhappy. He was enthusiastic about music and had an insatiable urge for food for music of every kind,” she stated.

Taggart and Pall created their group The Chainsmokers when Taggart was simply 22. They’re now the world’s highest-paid DJs.

Taggart bought his bachelor’s diploma in music and leisure industries at Syracuse College in 2012, per his LinkedIn. That very same 12 months, he and Pall fashioned their group in New York Metropolis. The 2 turned the world’s highest-paid DJs in 2019, in line with Forbes, bringing in $46 million from June 2018 to June 2019.

Hits just like the viral satirical monitor “#Selfie” (2014), “Roses,” (2015), and the Halsey collab “Nearer” (2016) gave the boys mainstream, Billboard chart-topping success as musicians.“Nearer” and “Don’t Let Me Down” (each from 2016) even bought Grammy nominations, and the boys in the end gained a Grammy for Finest Dance Document for “Don’t Let Me Down” on the 2017 ceremony.

Per Billboard, Taggart and Pall had toured yearly from 2014 to 2019 earlier than asserting they have been taking a pause in 2020, proper earlier than the pandemic began. They launched their fourth album, So Far So Good, in Might 2022. The 2 additionally handle a VC fund, Mantis, and in line with Billboard, “rely billionaire personal fairness CEO Jim Coulter amongst their mentors.”

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Drew Taggart performing in June 2022.

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Taggart and Pall are conscious the world views them because the “hard-partying, EDM-bro” kind, and have repeatedly stated in interviews that they’re totally different in actual life.

The duo first spoke to NME in 2017 about attempting to show they aren’t, in reality, these folks.

“Individuals are like, ‘Oh my God, they’re such bros,’” Taggart stated. “And we’re like, ‘No! We’re making enjoyable of bros!’”

Pall added, “I hope folks can stroll away from this text with a deeper sense of our objective as artists and our true characters. We’re on this grey space the place persons are like, ‘I don’t get it, are these guys assholes or not?’ I promise you, we’re not assholes.”

Taggart and Pall reiterated that time in Might 2022 to Billboard when reflecting on early protection of them and their portrayal of being bro-y partiers.

“I bear in mind studying that and pondering, ‘I can’t consider that is what persons are going to think about us,’ and ‘Will we come off this fashion? I don’t wish to be this individual, you realize?’” Taggart stated of their 2016 Billboard cowl story, which included a snippet of them taking tequila photographs backstage and speaking about “raging” each evening. “That was the largest factor. The fellows we examine there, I used to be like, ‘I don’t like these guys.’”

Billboard wrote that Pall and Taggart learn quite a lot of the tales about their picture, together with some with headlines like “Get Used To Hating The Chainsmokers.” They did admit to “having some bro in them,” the outlet wrote, however not fairly as excessive as they’re portrayed.

Taggart spoke about his psychological well being struggles in a Might 2022 interview with Billboard.

Taggart has spent a while in remedy and opened as much as Billboard in Might a couple of significantly exhausting psychological well being second he went by means of shortly earlier than the coronavirus pandemic started.

“I used to be in a darkish place on the finish of 2019,” he stated. “I used to be on antidepressants. We have been on this huge tour, we had an album that wanted to be completed, and I went by means of this actually robust time of waking up and never eager to do something that day. And there was a lot to get completed.” The 2 in the end discovered their musical stride once more, which helped him by means of that second.

Taggart and Pall made headlines in early January 2023 for speaking about having threesomes with followers on the Name Her Daddy podcast.

Simply days earlier than Taggart’s Selena Gomez romance turned public, he and Pall went viral for discussing their previous having threesomes with followers whereas on tour on the Name Her Daddy podcast.

“It’s been a very long time,” Pall stated, through Consequence of Sound, “however within the early days—it was additionally the times once we—we used to need to share the resort rooms. We’d be in Europe, they’ve the 2 beds, they don’t even cut up them aside. They actually have two singles. So it’s virtually like we have been pressured. By the European authorities as a result of they don’t separate their beds.”

Pall stated that the encounters “have been by no means deliberate.”

Taggart added, “I really feel like that’s how threesomes occur although.” He additionally specified that these threesomes by no means occurred with “die-hard” followers.

Information of Gomez and Taggart casually courting broke on Jan. 16, 2023.

Us Weekly broke the information of Gomez and Taggart’s romance on January 16. A supply instructed the outlet that they have been courting, however their relationship was “very informal and low-key.”

“They aren’t attempting to cover their romance by sneaking round at members-only golf equipment,” the supply stated, including that they had gone on public dates like “go[ing] bowling and to the flicks.”

Customers instructed unverified superstar gossip outlet DeuxMoi that Gomez and Taggart have been seen making out at a Decrease East Facet bowling alley on Saturday, January 14.

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Us Weekly’s supply stated that Gomez has no reservations about displaying PDA with Taggart. “[She is] so affectionate [with him],” the supply stated. “Selena can hardly hold her fingers off him. [They’re] having quite a lot of enjoyable collectively.”

Taggart and Gomez have been first photographed collectively throughout a Jan. 15 date.

Web page Six ran the primary images of Gomez and Taggart collectively on a bowling date. The 2 performed at The Gutter in New York Metropolis on January 15, 2023. An eyewitness instructed the outlet that Gomez and Taggart have been “making out” like youngsters whereas there. Pictures simply present them bowling; no photographs of their PDA got here out. Each Gomez and Taggart’s reps have been contacted by Web page Six for touch upon the connection; Gomez’s rep by no means responded, and Taggart’s rep stated, “no remark.”

Neither Gomez nor Taggart observe one another on Instagram. In addition they didn’t touch upon their romance when information broke.

Gomez and Taggart are conserving their romance personal on-line for now. Neither adopted the opposite on Instagram the day information of their relationship got here out. Whereas the 2 have been lively on social media that day, they didn’t acknowledge the romance headlines both.

selena gomez not following drew taggart's instagram on january 16, when news of their dating broke

Selena Gomez not following Drew Taggart’s Instagram on January 16, when information of their relationship broke.

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Drew Taggart not following Selena Gomez’s Instagram on January 16, when information of their relationship broke.

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Taggart’s most up-to-date ex earlier than Gomez, Eve Jobs, disabled her Instagram when information of his and Gomez’s romance went public.

Taggart final dated 24-year-old mannequin Eve Jobs, Steve Jobs’ daughter. The 2 have been first reported to be courting in September by Us Weekly. The outlet described their relationship as a “informal summer season fling” that turned extra.

When that very same outlet broke information of Taggart courting Gomez, it additionally revealed that Taggart and Jobs had ended their romantic relationship beforehand. A supply instructed Us that Taggart and Jobs’ cut up was “completely amicable,” and that they continue to be “associates [who are both] very mature and funky about going [their] separate methods.”

Actuality could also be a little bit extra sophisticated, given the cut up was seemingly was very, very latest. Jobs disabled her Instagram when information of Gomez and Taggart’s relationship broke. Jobs and Taggart had simply gone on a New 12 months’s Eve journey collectively (she seems within the carousel of images he shared from it), and he or she was reported to have shared a birthday tribute to him, which was captioned “blissful birthday lover.”

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Eve Jobs with Drew Taggart in an Instagram he shared on Dec. 31, 2022.

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Gomez posted then deleted an IG Story claiming she was nonetheless single on Jan. 19, days after courting stories first broke.

Gomez seemingly commented on Taggart romance stories when she briefly shared an Instagram Story clarifying her relationship standing on Jan. 19. The put up contained a photograph of a person wanting down with the textual content “I like being alone an excessive amount of,” written on it. She added in her personal textual content field, “#iamsingle.”

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Two days later, she and Taggart have been photographed holding fingers after getting dinner out.

In early February, sources spoke to Us Weekly and Leisure Tonight in regards to the two’s ongoing relationship.

Us’ supply characterised it as romantic. “Selena and Drew have an incredible connection,” the supply stated. “They’re so blissful to have gone with their guts and jumped in to offer this a strive.” The supply added that they are “each very into one another.”

Leisure Tonight was extra obscure, simply talking on their connection: “Selena and Drew are having quite a lot of enjoyable collectively,” the supply stated. “Drew is de facto blissful round Selena, and Selena is into Drew too. They’ve linked over their love of music, being in the identical business, and their robust work ethic.”

“Drew appreciates that Selena understands his life,” the supply added. “Issues are going nicely between them.”

On January 18, Leisure Tonight reported they have been romantically concerned, with a supply telling the outlet that Gomez and Taggart have been “courting and issues are nonetheless new.”

Leisure Tonight was instructed Gomez and Taggart met by means of associates.

A supply shared how Gomez and Taggart have been linked on Jan. 18, telling the outlet, “[They] met by means of mutual associates in a pleasant, low-key method, however had an immediate connection and appreciated one another as folks.”

“[They’ve] have been speaking ever since [their introduction], and so they’re into one another,” the supply added. “[They’re] having a lot enjoyable attending to know each other.”

Taggart has dated a string of different well-known fashions previous to Jobs and Gomez.

Taggart’s historical past is stuffed with—you guessed it—It-girl fashions. Us Weekly reported that Taggart was linked to Meredith Mickelson and Haley Rowe and in addition dated Chantel Jeffries for a 12 months. His rep instructed the outlet on the time of their March 2021 breakup information that he and Jeffries remained pleasant. “They broke up a month in the past,” Taggart’s rep stated then. “It was an amicable breakup, and so they stay associates.”

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Alyssa Bailey is the senior information and technique editor at ELLE.com, the place she oversees protection of celebrities and royals (significantly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She beforehand held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves operating round Central Park, making folks take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York Metropolis.

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