After months of speculation, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made their red carpet debut in New York City at the Met Gala. But what’s perhaps even more noteworthy (and adorable) is the fact that Gomez’s mom, Mandy, officially approves of the romance.

Now let’s back up a sec: Gomez and the “Starboy” singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, looked so in love as they posed for pics on the red carpet. Gomez wore a stunning white Coach dress and accessories, while Tesfaye posed in a Valentino tux.

They each took to Instagram to share an adorable photo from the red carpet, and among the tens of thousands of comments on Tesfaye’s picture, one stood out. Gomez’s mom (who co-produced 13 Reasons Why) left a comment, and made her feelings about the new couple abundantly clear:

While it’s easy to miss Teefey’s comment under her production company handle @kicked2thecurbproductions, it was quickly spotted by Gomez superfans, who posted it to Twitter. In her comment, Teefey seemed genuinely thrilled to see her daughter so happy! She wrote, “Glowing, smiling, looking health and equal love. Mama is happy XO.” false


The two, who have allegedly been dating since January, didn’t take their relationship public until just a few weeks ago. In early April, Tesfaye posted a romantic photo of himself and Gomez and everyone freaked out.

A week later, Gomez, whose Instagram is *seriously* curated, posted an adorable pic from Coachella.

We totally agree with Mandy! We’re so happy to see Selena and Abel looking so in love.