Are Selena and Maluma dating? Premio Lo Nuestro 2021 appearance sparks wild theories as fans ship singers

Maluma apparently took a jibe at Selena after she did not include him in her latest Spanish single 'De una vez'

                            Are Selena and Maluma dating? Premio Lo Nuestro 2021 appearance sparks wild theories as fans ship singers
Fans are shipping hard for Selena Gomez and Maluma (Getty Images)

It's the night of Premio Lo Nuestro 2021, the biggest awards in Latin music, and we cannot keep calm. As the star-studded affair is unveiling surprise after surprise, singers Selena Gomez and Maluma seem to have taken over the internet.

Following their individual appearances at the award show, Twitterati has donned their sleuthing hats to find out if the two are dating in real life. The absence of any concrete proof has not stopped the fans from shipping the two and even bringing out crazy fan theories. 


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Maluma performs onstage during Univision's 33rd Edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina at AmericanAirlines Arena on February 18, 2021, in Miami, Florida (Getty Images)

Are Selena and Maluma dating?

Colombian singer Maluma set the stage on fire at Premio Lo Nuestro 2021 by debuting new songs from his upcoming album '#7DJ (7 Days in Jamaica)'. He sang brilliant singles such as 'Agua de Jamaica', 'La Burbuja' and 'Hawái'. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez is all set to perform 'Baila Conmigo' with Rauw Alejandro. 

The dating rumors seem to be started by fans as a joke, especially after Maluma assumingly took a jibe at Selena for not adding him in her new Spanish single 'De una vez'. In an unaddressed tweet by Maluma from January 15, he wrote, “If you don’t want to work with someone, let him/her know, there are so many people still hoping and in the end it will be worth 0. Honesty above allm” (translated from Spanish).


Though no official statement was made, it is largely speculated that the tweet was directed towards Selena.

As fans await Selena's performance with bated breath, they are speculating what it would be like if Maluma and Selena were actually dating. "I feel like Maluma would propose to Selena on the first date," tweeted one user. "I want Maluma and Selena to date so bad ..." tweeted another fan a few weeks ago. "Live footage of Maluma and Selena at Premio Lo Nuestro," the meme game is strong in this one.






Selena fans are also making fun of the fact that Selena did not collaborate with Maluma, but agreed to perform with Rauw and J Balvin instead.


Who are Maluma and Selena actually dating?

Maluma is reportedly in a relationship with his new girlfriend Susana Gómez, but the couple tends to keep a low profile about the same. Maluma recently posted a photograph on Instagram where his head is on someone's stomach, while he peacefully smiles. He captioned the picture: "7DJ", as per his new album. The photo sparked pregnancy rumors as fans went crazy assuming Maluma is expecting a child with his girlfriend. 


Maluma later cleared up the rumors in an Instagram live, announcing that #7DJ is the name of his new album.

On the other hand, Selena is believed to be currently single, though a December 2020 report by Harper's Bazaar stated that she might be seeing Miami Heat basketball player Jimmy Butler. 

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