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The Weeknd and Selena Gomez Would Like to Inform You That They Are Kissing

Why is it news that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are kissing each other on the face? Because they want it to be. As TMZ reports, the two were seen smooching next to a dumpster (?) outside the restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles last night. If you would like to gaze upon the sexy and spontaneous photos, you can do so here:

You may or may not remember Giorgio Baldi as the site of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s first public appearance together after Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, a photo-op that was timed to refute rumors that the two were headed for divorce. Which is to say, as The Cut points out, that the only reason a celebrity would do anything outside of Giorgio Baldi is to make sure that it is seen by the paparazzi, and then by the rest of us.

So, The Weeknd and Selena Gomez were kissing, are possibly kissing right this very second, and now you’re aware of it, as they and their various advisors intended. Do with this information what you wish, and cheers to the first meticulously arranged celebrity romance of the new year.