News Selena Gomez's Mom Approves of Her Relationship with The Weeknd By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 3, 2017 @ 11:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email The Weeknd (aka, Abel Tesfaye) has already surpassed a big obstacle in his relationship with Selena Gomez, because he’s been given her mom’s seal of approval. The new couple made their red carpet debut on Monday night at the Met Gala, showing no shortage of PDA in front of the cameras, and Gomez’s mom, Mandy Teefey, couldn’t help but share how happy she was with the world. Jackson Lee/Getty Teefey, who co-produced Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why with Gomez and runs the Instagram account for her production company, Kicked to the Curb Productions, commented on The Weeknd’s photo of the two on the red carpet. “Glowing, smiling, looking health and equal love. Mama is happy XO,” she reportedly commented on the photo, according to E! News. Considering Gomez is super close with her mom, this is definitely a good sign that their relationship could go the distance. Now all there is left to do is finally decide on a couple’s name for these two. David Livingston/Getty Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Are All Loved Up on the Met Gala Red Carpet My money’s on Abelena.