Chart-topper Sam Smith seems to be getting close with NYC-based designer Christian Cowan.
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.
While the Daily Mail published the images, 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.
The designer, 25, also seems to have recently accompanied Smith, 30, to get a tattoo.
The pair were photographed in Soho as Smith gears up for an appearance on “SNL.” Christopher Peterson / SplashNew
An artist at Australia’s Markd Tattoos’ posted an image of Smith, Cowan and some pals on Monday getting inked. 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 is of a red plant.
Cowan and some pals accompanied Smith to get a new tattoo. Instagram/247.k
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 identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/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 me myself. Because I know who I am. And it’s beautiful. Every single relationship is different. Every two people are different. And I think it’s just learning your own language together.”
Reps for the pair did not respond to a request for comment.