Selena Gomez and The Weeknd just made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala

And it's too much.

selena gomez met gala

And it's too much.

The 2017 Met Gala took place on Monday, seeing stars from all over gather at the Metropolitan Museum in New York for the annual event, with this year’s theme being the iconic Comme des Garçons fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo.

Last night’s Met Gala made headlines for Taylor Swift’s surprising absence, Jennifer Lopez’s date and the avant-garde red carpet looks from Katy Perry and Rihanna.

The biggest surprise, however, came from Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, who used the event to make their red carpet couple debut.

selena gomez met gala

Wearing a cream floor length Coach gown and jewellery from Tiffany & Co., Selena took to the red carpet with her boyfriend, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (The Weeknd), sharing a few kisses and posing for the cameras.

Both Selena, 24, and Abel, 27, shared couple photos from the red carpet to their Instagram accounts that evening and according to reports, their behaviour inside the gala only got sweeter.

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‘They were sitting together by a fire pit and never left each other’s side. He was kissing her forehead and holding her hand’, sources told E!. ‘They weren’t drinking, just eating pizza and chatting. People were partying hard, but Selena and the Weeknd really stayed low-key and off to the side. They danced a little bit and walked around holding hands. They took selfies and then cuddled up together. They were really focused on each other and looked very serious and in love.’

The couple’s red carpet debut wasn’t good news for everyone, however, with The Weeknd’s ex girlfriend and 2016 Met Gala date, Bella Hadid, arriving just minutes after the couple.

Bella and The Weeknd split in November, following a widely-publicised romance, with People confirming the news, releasing the statement:

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‘Their schedules have been too hard to coordinate and he is focusing on finishing and promoting his album. They still have a great deal of love for one another and will remain friends.'

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.