Sam Smith appears to be growing closer to New York-based designer Christian Cowan.
The “Unholy” singer, who is in town to play on “SNL” this week, was caught walking arm-in-arm with Cowan and giving him a head kiss.
Although the Daily Mail published the photos, it did not identify Cowan by name, instead referring to him as Smith’s “buddy”
A number of celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Heidi Klum, Lil Nas X, and “SNL” actress Chloe Fineman, have worn Cowan’s beautiful designs.
It appears that the designer, age 25, just accompanied Smith, age 30, to get a tattoo.
On Monday, an artist from Australia’s Markd Tattoos uploaded a picture of Smith, Cowan, and several other friends receiving tattoos. “Initially, I didn’t believe it when I received an email stating that Sam Smith wanted a tattoo from me. Even on that day, I believed it was a fake… One of my greatest professional accomplishments!”
The ink is derived from a red plant.
Cowan and Smith were seen with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House in December for the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act. It is unknown when they originally met.
The release date for Smith’s latest album, “Gloria,” is January 27. The single “Unholy” featuring Kim Petras is already an unstoppable phenomenon
Smith, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, recently told British GQ, “I’ve only had three partners. All of them, without exception, were outstanding instructors.”
The recording artist stated that “another individual is no longer required to direct me to myself. I myself direct them to me. Because I am self-aware. And it is lovely. Each and every relationship is unique. Every two individuals are unique. And I believe it is simply studying the same language together.”
The pair’s representatives failed to react to a request for comment.