Nathan Sykes Admits He Wanted to Date Selena Gomez Before Ariana Grande
After months of speculation that The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes was dating Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande, the duo finally made it official when they proclaimed their love on Twitter on September 24.
"So, I guess it's obvious now," Nathan wrote in responses to photos of the two looking cute and cozy at Disneyland. "Thanks to everyone who is being so lovely. I'm so happy. #butweareterrified #pleasdontkillme #orariana."
While we couldn’t be happier for this adorable duo, Ariana wasn’t the first popstar Nathan hoped to date. In fact, in an interview with We Love Pop shortly before their relationship, Nathan opened up about his crush on Selena Gomez.
“To be honest, I always liked Selena, but I really did not want to go that side because Justin [Bieber] would kill me!” Nathan admitted. ”I would probably receive a call from [our manager] Scooter telling me to stay away! But she is splendid. She is perfect.”
Nathan went on to recall a time when he saw Selena at a concert. “My friends were like, ‘Just say hi,’ but I could not even talk to her! [...] I’m very, very nervous around girls that I really like. I need to improve my game. To be honest, I’m garbage anyway, I would be a terrible boyfriend.”
Of course, now that Nathan’s dating Ariana, we hope he’s called off his pursuit of Selena Gomez. We also hope he was just joking when he said he’d make a terrible boyfriend!