If you’ve been holding out hope that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were just a passing phase and that the two would eventually go back to their respective exes, Justin Bieber and Bella Hadid, boy, do we have some bad news for you.
Gomez and The Weeknd have been steadily increasing their PDA since they first began dating back in January: They stepped out on the red carpet together earlier this week at the Met Gala, and, likely much to Bieber’s chagrin, have been slowly but surely infiltrating one another’s social media pages.
Things have just taken another step for the super serious couple, however, as her mom has now given him her official stamp of approval. The musician took Gomez to his hometown of Toronto, Canada, to presumably meet his parents back in February, and Gomez introduced him to her mom back in March. Initial reports say that Mrs. Teefey (who Gomez created a custom Coach bag for for Mother’s Day) was less than pleased with her daughter’s new paramour, as she thought he was a bad influence and didn’t approve of his “dirty and drug-related lyrics,” according to a source for Life & Style.
Now, two months later, it appears that any misgivings Gomez’s mother allegedly had were either false or have since fallen to the wayside, as she just gave him a very public proverbial thumbs up via Instagram. Commenting on a photo of him with her daughter, Mrs. Teefey reportedly commented, “Glowing, smiling, looking health and equal love. Mama is happy. XO.”
The extended fam seems to approve as well, with cousin Priscilla DeLeon and nephew Aiden joining Gomez for her man’s recent concert in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night.
Looks like Abel Tesfaye is here to stay, folks!
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(h/t E!; photos via Nicholas Hunt + Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)