Selena Gomez made her ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut in hopes of not going home alone.
During her monologue on Saturday night, Gomez said she was thrilled to host the show, something she always watched with her mother. Plus, she’d come a long way from starting her acting career on the kids’ show “Barney” to starring alongside “SNL” legends Steve Martin and Martin Short on the Hulu series “Only Murders In The Building”. The show’s second season premieres on June 28.
But, she said she was mostly excited to host the show because she’s single and looking for love.
“I heard ‘SNL’ is a great place to find love,” she joked. “Emma Stone met her husband here. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost and Pete and…Machine Gun Kelly.”
(Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian are actually the most recent couple to meet on the show.)
The singer and actress said she’s been working on “manifestation of love” and would like to be on the hunt for her soul mate.
“At this point, I’ll take anyone,” she joked.
Immediately, “SNL” cast members lined up to claim they “would” and be with her. She turned down Kyle Mooney and new cast member James Austin Johnson, but when Punkie Johnson stepped in to save her from those “men who were harassing her,” Gomez teased, “Honestly, it’s a vibe, but let’s see how the after party goes.”
Gomez admitted she was “a little nervous” about hosting the show, but thought back to the “words of wisdom” one of her co-stars said to her before each show.
“I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family,” she said before singing along and cheering the crowd on to the famous “Barney” song.