During her first-ever Saturday Night Live monologue, Selena Gomez checked all the first-timer boxes.
The actress and pop star gave her mom a shout-out, manifested love, did a Miley Cyrus impression, and even sought the advice of two legendary SNL comedians, her Only Murders in the Building co-stars.
“Trust no one,” Steve Martin advised her.
“I think Steve’s been using my credit card,” said Martin Short.
Gomez then moved on to a more pressing personal matter.
“One reason I’m happy to host SNL is that I’m single, ”Gomez said as the crowd cheered. “And I’ve heard SNL is a great place to find romance.
“Emma Stone with her husband here. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost. Pete – and Machine Gun Kelly. And since I do not really want to try the dating apps, I just want to put it out in the universe that I’m manifesting love. And I’d like to say that I’m looking for my soulmate, but at this point, I will take anyone. ”
But as various cast members took her up on the offer, the pop singer was less than enthused by the attention. She pivoted and ended the monologue with a singalong that threw it way back to her Barney days.
Gomez released her last EP, Revelation, in 2021. The Spanish-language EP featured singles “De Una Vez,” “Baila Conmigo,” and “Selfish Love.”