The chart-topper Sam Smith appears to be getting closer to Christian Cowan, an NYC-based designer.
The “Unholy” singer — who is in town this week to perform on “SNL” — was photographed walking arm-in-arm with Cowan and giving him a smooch on the head.
The outlet did not identify Cowan by name, describing him in the cozy pics as Smith’s “buddy.”
Cowan’s glamorous looks have appeared on celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Heidi Klum, Lil Nas X and “SNL” star Chloe Fineman.
Smith, who is now 30, appears to have been accompanied by the designer, 25.
An artist at Australia’s Markd Tattoos’ posted an image of Smith, Cowan, some of their friends, and others getting inked Monday. The artist wrote: “At first I didn’t believe it when I got an email saying that Sam Smith would like a tattoo from me. Even on the day, I thought it was just a hoax… One of my proudest moments as a tattoo artist!”
The ink comes from a red-colored plant.
While it is unclear when they first met, Cowan and Smith were photographed together with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in December for the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act.
Smith’s new album, “Gloria,” drops on Jan. 27. The single “Unholy” with Kim Petras has already become an inescapable smash hit.
Smith, who self-identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns them/them recently told British GQ, “I’ve only had three boyfriends. All of them, equally, were just incredible teachers.”
The recording artist added that they no longer need “another person to direct me to me. I direct them to myself. Because I know who and what I am. And it’s beautiful. Every single relationship is different. Every relationship is different. And I think it’s just learning your own language together.”
Reps of the pair didn’t respond to a request seeking comment.
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