Selena Gomez and The Weeknd debut at the Met Gala red carpet

The 2017 Met Gala took place on Monday, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York for the annual event, with this year’s theme being the iconic Comme des Garçons fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo.

The biggest surprise, however, came from Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, who used the event to make their red carpet couple debut.

Wearing a cream floor length Coach gown and jewellery from Tiffany & Co., Selena took to the red carpet with her boyfriend, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (The Weeknd), the two sharing a few kisses and posing for the cameras.

Selena, 24, and Abel, 27, shared couple photos from the red carpet to their Instagram accounts that evening and according to reports, their behaviour inside the gala only got sweeter.

According to marieclaire.co.uk  ‘They were sitting together by a fire pit and never left each other’s side. He was kissing her forehead and holding her hand’, sources told E!. ‘They weren’t drinking, just eating pizza and chatting. People were partying hard, but Selena and the Weeknd really stayed low-key and off to the side. They danced a little bit and walked around holding hands. They took selfies and then cuddled up together. They were really focused on each other and looked very serious and in love.’