In the wake of a firestorm of media attention surrounding a swing that Orlando Bloom took at Justin Bieber’s face, the singer posted a flirty selfie with a sexy model on Instagram — is he trying to start dating rumors?
Justin Bieber, 20, has been facing slightly more media scrutiny than normal these days, following a fight which broke out between himself and Orlando Bloom, 37, at Cipriani’s in Ibiza on July 29, where Orlando was caught on video throwing a poorly-aimed punch right in Justin’s face.Well, it looks like Justin is trying to redirect media attention to where it belongs… on his love life. Is Justin now dating model Shanina Shaik?
Justin Bieber ‘Dating Rumors’ Started After Biebs Posts Flirty Pic With Model Shanina Shaik
OK, so Justin captioned the photo with, “Me and the beautiful @ShaninaMShaik and don’t even start with dating rumors.”
First of all, we’re a little disappointed that Justin has so totally cast off his Canadian roots and didn’t spell it “rumours.” Second, Justin, you know we were gonna.
Coincidentally, Australian model Shanina, 23, just happens to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel — Justin’s love of Angels has been fairly well-documented. Furthermore, as a totally gorgeous brunette who is taller than him, she is absolutely Justin’s type.
However, despite Justin’s claim that he doesn’t want anybody to start any dating rumours, he needn’t pretend that he doesn’t prefer the attention being placed on his potential paramours rather than his fight with Orlando. But don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about it yet.
Justin Bieber: Is He Still Dating Yovanna Ventura?
On the other hand, Justin has kind of been loving this; after his fight with Orlando, Justin posted — and quickly deleted — a photo of Miranda Kerr, 31, in a bikini. Later, he posted a photo of Orlando appearing to be crying.
Indeed, Miranda was the source of their argument — despite adamant protestations from herself and her legal team, rumors still persist that Justin and Miranda hooked up at the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Considering that Orlando and Miranda announced their split a year later, it’s no surprise that Orlando was not too pleased to see Justin — especially since he told Orlando “She was good,” according to Page Six, referring to the alleged hookup.
While Justin was most recently linked with Miami-based model Yovanna Ventura, 18, whom he had been dating on and off since February 2014 while also juggling with a stable of other girls including first love Selena Gomez, 22, and hanging out with Chantel Jeffries, 21, on Aug. 3, it’s always hard to tell whether he’s single or not. And, if he is, why wouldn’t he be dating Shanina?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Justin hooking up with Shanina? Or is his Instagram caption correct? Do you think that he’s trying to redirect attention from his brawl with Orlando? Let us know what you think!
— Amanda Mitchell