Selena Gomez on Why She Wanted to Host SNL!


Selena Gomez is making her debut on Saturday Night Live!

On Saturday, the Only Murders in the Building actress, 29, hosted the NBC sketch comedy series for the first time (May 14).

Selena joked in her opening monologue that one of the reasons she wanted to host SNL was to find love.

“I’m excited to host SNL because I’m single — and I’ve heard SNL is a great place to find romance,” Selena explained. “Here, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost met their husbands [Dave McCary and Emma Stone].”

“And Pete [Davidson] and Machine Gun Kelly,” Selena joked, clearly referring to Kim Kardashian rather than MGK.

“And because I don’t want to try the dating apps,” Selena continued, “I’d like to put it out there and say I’m manifesting love and looking for my soulmate – but at this point, I’ll take anyone.”

At that point, SNL cast members Kyle Mooney and James Austin Johnson both offered to drive Selena home, but she quickly pointed out that they were both married.

Punkie Johnson then decided to shoot a shot with Selena, to which she replied, “It’s vibe, but let’s see how the after party goes.”