Zedd didn't want the level of fame that came with dating pop star Selena Gomez.
The 28-year-old producer had a brief romance with the 26-year-old singer - who has also been in relationships with Justin Bieber and The Weeknd - in 2015, and it pushed the 'Clarity' hitmaker into the spotlight with his family being hounded for details about the couple.
Zedd admits he should have been less naive going into a relationship with a celebrity and insists he has never been attracted to being famous.
He told the latest issue of Q magazine: "I should have been aware of it. I just didn't want to think about it, maybe?
"That kind of fame is nothing for me. Nothing I am interested in."
Zedd says he'd be willing to "sacrafice" his private life if he fell for another high-profile star, but he's now able to tell if someone is "genuine".
He says he always asks himself: "Why is that person talking to me? And do they expect or want something?"
The 'Stay' hitmaker previously admitted dating Selena "changed his life".
The ex-lovers enoyed a short but "nice" relationship, but when news of the romance got out, he was "p***ed" to find out his family were being pestered for gossip.
The 'Get Low' musician - whose real name is Anton Zaslavski - said: "Reporters were calling my parents. People were hacking my friends' phones. I was p***ed. [Though] I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. She is one of the most talked about people in the world, but I had no idea how much that would change my life."
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