A new report claims Taylor Swift set her bestie up with the 17-year-old pop star, and now HollywoodLife.com got to the bottom of it all — straight from Austin’s mouth!
Has Selena Gomez moved on from Justin Bieber with Austin Mahone? Before he hit the stage in Bryant Park, New York to perform at the launch of Aquafina FlavorSplash’s “Make a Splash” on Jan. 29, he chatted exclusively with HollywoodLife.com and revealed the truth behind the rumored romance.
Austin Mahone Dating Selena Gomez — Singer Reveals The Truth
HollywoodLife.com asked Austin, 17, if it’s true he’s dating Selena, 21, and he shocked us with his answer!
“No I’m not dating her,” he said. “We’re just friends.”
We then asked him about Jan. 24, when they hung out in LA and attended the Beats Music Party — and he admitted it was actually his idea to hang out!
“When I was in LA, I hit her up,” he told us. “I was like, ‘Hey, I’m in LA. What’re you doing?’ She was like, ‘I’m going to the Beats party tonight.’ I was like, ‘Oh, cool, let’s just hang out or whatever.’ I saw her there and then she was playing me some music, and she’s got some great music coming up.”
“Not true,” he says. “I’m single.”
Did you hear that ladies?!
Taylor Swift Would Love For Austin & Selena To Date
While Taylor may not have set them up, HollywoodLife.com knows that she’d love for them to date — and we can see why! He’s charming, talented and just all around awesome!
“Taylor loves [Austin]. She thinks he’s adorable and knows Justin’s threatened by him,” a source close to Taylor told us exclusively over the summer. “Getting him to hang out with Selena was her idea. It’s no secret she’s not a fan of Justin anymore, so it seems pretty obvious why she’d want to push Austin and Selena together. Plus, Austin is the nicest guy. He’s so genuine — what you see is what you get. He doesn’t party, he’s humble and he’s not taking any of this for granted.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think they should date?
— Chloe Melas