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Suddenly Sam Smith’s thirsty selfies make sense amid rumors his ex is dating a famous straight guy

In the mood for some gay gossip served extra juicy? Then have yourself a seat… Because Gay Twitter is abuzz with rumors about Sam Smith‘s ex actor Brandon Flynn.

Smith and Flynn dated for about nine months last year before breaking up. Now, it appears there’s a new man in Flynn’s life and it’s none other than Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden.

The Daily Mail reports that Madden and Flynn have been living together in Los Angeles for some time now. But apparently they’re just “roommates,” which seems a little odd since they’re two adult men with very well-paying jobs, but what do we know? Maybe they just like having company?

Anyway, rumors of an alleged romance between the two began swirling after paparazzi pics showed Flynn and Madden buying weed together. And everyone knows nothing says “I love you” like sharing a big fat blunt.

Then the guys were also spotted attending a performance of All About Eve, starring Kate Winslet, in London together. That’s in addition to Madden being spotted walking Flynn’s dog and the two posting selfies in which they are wearing matching necklaces.

Sounds like love to us.

Things took a dramatic turn when Smith allegedly unfollowed Madden on Instagram recently, sending Gay Twitter into an absolute frenzy.

The alleged love affair hasn’t been confirmed by either of the men, however, and it’s believed Madden, who will be playing Elton John’s manager, John Reid, in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, has only ever dated women in the past.

Some of his former flames include actress Jenna Coleman, TV presenter Laura Whitmore, model Suki Waterhouse, and actor-model Ellie Bamber.

So who knows what’s really up?

But just to add another layer of intrigue to the whole thing, Smith seems to be coping with the rumors by posting thirsty underwear selfies on Instagram. The pics were purportedly about “body positivity” and definitely not a way of reminding his ex of what he’s missing.

Related: Sam Smith poses and dances in briefs… because body positivity