The secret that Selena and The Weekend didn't want anyone to know

Too late, soz.

By Bianca Mastroianni
Selena and The Weeknd wanted their relationship private

ICYMI: Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were totally spotted making out in public yesterday.

Naturally, it sent the internet WILD!

It seemed pretty strange that Selena, who has just come from a social media and life break would be so open to this PDA, and you were right in being suspicious.

According to E! News, their relationship wasn't meant to go public initially. They wanted to keep it all a secret.

"At first, Selena and Abel wanted to keep their relationship a secret. But they've decided they really don't care if everyone knows about them," the source said.

Maybe it's the fact that Sel and Bella Hadid (The Weeknd's ex-girlfriend) run in the same crowd... which would totally make Sel want to keep it on the DL. Especially since Bella made her move against Selena as soon as she found out... Yikes.

"Selena was focusing on getting herself back together and Abel was just getting out of a relationship, plus putting out his new album. Abel and Bella also were on and off towards the end of their relationship, so getting into something brand new was not what Abel was looking for," the source continued.

Apparently The Weeknd has had his sights set on Selena for a while though.

"Abel though always had a thing for Selena. He thinks she is extremely talented and sexy. They recently started talking before the holidays but she has been on his radar before.

"They are on the same level with expectations and think the other is really fun. They are taking things slow and getting to know each other."

Cheers to #Welena!