It’s been reported that Selena Gomez is dating Austin Mahone, but apparently her feelings for on-again, off-again love Justin Bieber are holding her back from exploring new romance. Selena ‘isn’t in the frame of mind to handle a relationship right now,’ a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
As much as Selena Gomez, 21, may want to forget about Justin Bieber and move on with her life, it’s easier said than done. Selena flirted with the possibility of dating Austin Mahone after her BFF Taylor Swift tried to set them up, but the potential couple just didn’t click — and now we know why. Selena “is still wrapped around her love for Justin,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Austin Mahone & Selena Gomez Relationship — Why They Aren’t Dating
It’s probably going to take a while for Selena to get over Justin, let alone take a chance on a new guy. Sadly, it seems Sel and Austin just aren’t meant to be.
“You can’t force something that will not work. They are both attractive and young and Taylor tried to make things happen but they are ultimately just friends,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Selena isn’t in the frame of mind to handle a relationship right now — she is still wrapped around her love for Justin and that is really throwing her emotions all over the place.
“She can’t really focus on a relationship with anyone else when her relationship with Justin, the one she wants, is so damaged,” the source adds.
Poor Selena! We hate to see her feeling so discouraged. We totally understand why she’s not ready to date other guys yet, but that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun.
Selena Gomez: Is Justin Bieber Jealous Yet? — She’s Flirting With Other Guys
As hurt as Selena is, she doesn’t want Justin to know “how badly he messed her up.”
“She’s making a huge effort to get out and show Justin and the world that she’s fine,” another source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “That’s why she’s going out so much, it’s all to send a message to Justin. And that’s why she’s been flirting with Austin. Taylor has been pushing her to go for Austin, but Selena is not in a place to date right now but that doesn’t mean Justin needs to know that.”
Good for Selena! Justin could use a taste of his own medicine after he heartlessly cast the “Come and Get It” singer aside for his new fling, Chantel Jeffries.
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Selena should date other guys? Let us know in the comments below!
— Tierney McAfee