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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 yr’s first shock romance. Shortly after Taggart shared pictures of his New 12 months’s Eve trip with ex-girlfriend Eve Jobs, Gomez and Taggart have been reported to be relationship casually. The 2 have been allegedly seen making out at a Decrease East Facet bowling alley on January 14.

Whereas Taggart is thought for being one half of The Chainsmokers together with bandmate Alex Pall, Gomez marks considered one of his highest-profile romantic flings—although removed from the one. Right here, what to find out about Taggart and his historical past of him 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 varsity at Syracuse College. Information Middle Maine reported that his highschool academics remembered him as “a form, good scholar” with a pronounced curiosity in music. Throughout his senior yr, he even did “an unbiased examine challenge the place he immersed himself in techno music and offered his music-making abilities to academics and college students,” the outlet wrote.

His mother Laura Girr described him as first changing into fascinated 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 completely happy and unhappy. He was keen 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 yr, he and Pall shaped 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 observe “#Selfie” (2014), “Roses,” (2015), and the Halsey collab “Nearer” (2016) gave the boys mainstream, Billboard chart-topping success as musicians. “Nearer” and “ Do not Let Me Down” (each from 2016) even bought Grammy nominations, and the boys in the end received a Grammy for Finest Dance Report for “Do not Let Me Down” on the 2017 ceremony.

Per invoice board, 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, “depend 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” sort, and have repeatedly stated in interviews that they are completely different in actual life.

The duo first spoke to NME in 2017 about attempting to show they don’t seem to be, actually, these individuals.

“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 individuals 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 individuals are like, ‘I do not 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 invoice board 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 not consider that is what individuals are going to consider us,’ and ‘Can we come off this fashion? I do not wish to be this individual, you realize?’” Taggart stated of their 2016 invoice board cowl story, which included a snippet of them taking tequila pictures backstage and speaking about “raging” each evening. “That was the largest factor. The fellows we examine there, I used to be like, ‘I do not like these guys.’”

invoice board 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 invoice board.

Taggart has spent a while in remedy and opened as much as invoice board in Might a couple of significantly onerous 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 large 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 desirous to do something that day. And there was a lot to get accomplished.” 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 has been a very long time,” Pall stated, by way of Consequence of Sound, “however within the early days—it was additionally the times once we—we used to should share the lodge rooms. We would be in Europe, they’ve the 2 beds, they do not even break up them aside. They actually have two singles. So it is virtually like we have been compelled. By the European authorities as a result of they do not separate their beds.”

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

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

Information of Gomez and Taggart casually relationship 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 relationship, however their relationship was “very informal and low-key.”

“They are not 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 movie star 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 exhibiting PDA with Taggart. “[She is] so affectionate [with him],” the supply stated. “Selena can hardly preserve her palms off him. [They’re] having quite a lot of enjoyable collectively.”

Neither Gomez nor Taggart comply with one another on Instagram. Additionally they did not 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 news of their dating broke

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 relationship in September by Us Weekly. The outlet described their relationship as a “informal summer time fling” that turned extra.

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

Actuality could also be just a little extra sophisticated, given the break 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 photographs he shared from it), and she or he was reported to have shared a birthday tribute to him, which was captioned “completely happy birthday lover.”

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

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

Taggart’s historical past is filled 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 yr. 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 pals.”

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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 individuals take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York Metropolis.

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