Selena Gomez Jokes She’s ‘Manifesting Love’ With ‘SNL’ Cast Member

Do you want to follow their footsteps? Saturday Night Live Through the years, has helped facilitate many romances between celebrities hosts and show cast members. Selena Gomez Keeps her eyes open for The One.

“One reason I’m really excited to host SNL is because I’m single,” Gomez, 29, said during her Saturday, May 14, monologue on the long-running NBC variety series. “I’ve heard SNL It is a great spot to find romance [since] Emma Stone met her husband [Dave McCary, a former segment director] here, Scarlett Johansson [who connected with Weekend Update’s] Colin JostAnd Pete [Davidson] and … Machine Gun Kelly.”

The former child star used the 28 year-old to his advantage. King of Staten Island star’s tight bromance with the 32-year-old “Bloody Valentine” crooner as an example of SNLDavidson was a strong supporter of a gender-based relationship, and he also sparked romance with a number of past and current lovers on the set. The Staten Island native met both ex-fiancée Ariana GrandeYour current girlfriend Kim KardashianDuring their hosting debuts, in March 2016 and Oct 2021, respectively.

“Since I don’t want to try the dating apps, I just want to put it out in the universe that I’m manifesting love,” Gomez teased on Saturday. “And I would like to say that I’m looking for my soulmate, but, at this point, I will take anyone.”

Selena Gomez during the ‘Saturday Night Live’ monologue on May 14, 2022
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The Wizards of Waverly Place alum’s monologue soon became a version of The Dating Game Cast members Kyle Mooney, James Austin JohnsonAnd Punkie JohnsonAll of them offered to be her romantic partners.

After the Texas native shot down both Mooney and James Austin’s offers since they were already married, she jokingly noted that she felt “kind of a vibe” with Punkie, 37. “Let’s see how the afterparty goes [first],” Gomez quipped.

The following monologue is also included: Spring Breakers Star recalled the advice she received from past and current hosts, including Miley Cyrus, Steve Martin, Martin Short Barney the Dinosaur, and Gomez the Studio Audience. Gomez led the studio audience in a round o’ the Barney & Friends theme song.

The sketch series, which was first announced earlier in the month, will be available in English. Only Murders are allowed in the Building Star would join the ranks SNL hosts.

“Mom…I think I’ve made it 😭 so grateful and so excited,” Gomez gushed via Instagram on May 6. “See you May 14!!!”

After her sweet callout, the Disney Channel alum’s mom, Mandy Teefey, shared her excitement. Teefey, 46, replied via Instagram comment: “You are going to own this!!! You have done it beyond your expectations, love! XO.”

The Rare Beauty mogul was ready to show her comedy side as she began rehearsals earlier in the week. “Can’t I do all 40 sketches,” Gomez jokingly captioned a Wednesday, May 11, Instagram Story photo reading through an array of scripts.

Selena Gomez Jokes About Being Single, 'Manifesting Love' With 'SNL' Cast Members During Hosting Debut: Watch

Kyle Mooney and host Selena Gomez during the ‘Saturday Night Live’ monologue on May 14, 2022
Will Heath/NBC

Her Saturday gig with her musical guest Post MaloneGomez performed on the Studio 8H stage in January 2016. The Grammy nominee belted out a medley of “Good for You” and “Same Old Love” before singing a sultry rendition of “Hands to Myself.” Gomez also made a brief cameo in a The Bachelor-inspired skit titled “Bland Man,” where seven contestants — including host Ronda Rousey — vied for the affections of an ordinary man, played by Taran Killam. The Wondermind cofounder portrayed herself, which instantly won Killam’s character’s heart.

After working as a child star across Disney Channel programming, Gomez has gone on to show off her comedic talents on Hulu’s Only Murders are allowed in the Building Contrary to the former SNL Martin cast members, 76, and Short, 72. (Season 2 will premiere Tuesday, June 28.

“Steve and Marty are icons, legends. It was so much fun to be able to work with these comedic geniuses, and in such a time where humor is different, their humor is timeless and it’s crazy,” the “A Year Without Rain” songstress told Glamour in August 2021. “I had a blast. … I asked them about love, I asked them about their careers, I asked them about humor. I was constantly asking questions. It was so much fun to learn and feel like a member of the gang. They even initiated my as [their] third amigo.”

The Cheaper by the Dozen On Saturday, Martin joined his Hulu costar to do a pre-tape sketch. Martin played Archie Gizmo (the fictional inventor of the whoopee cushion), who described how a woman (played here by) can use it. Aidy BryantHis prank design was inspired in part by ).

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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