Selena Gomez posted a really hot picture of a male model on Dec. 17, leading us to believe she has a huge crush on him. But HollywoodLife.com has learned she actually posted the photo in an effort to protect her romance with Niall Horan and promote her new video.
Chris Mason is a hot model, but he’s not the apple of Selena Gomez‘s eye. Even though she posted a picture of Chris on Instagram Dec. 17, leading many to believe she has a crush on him, she’s still very much into Niall Horan. So why did she post the pic of Chris? Find out here.
“Selena is very protective of her new relationship with Niall and is doing whatever she can to save it from people judging them as a couple. The photo of the model, Chris Mason, that she put up on Instagram is just a decoy. She doesn’t want people to know just how serious things are with Niall,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. To hear more about Selena and Niall, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Furthermore, TMZ learned that Chris was handpicked by Selena to star in her new music video for “Hands To Myself.” So not only is he a decoy, but the post was also a business move. There’s no better way to promote a new music video than on Instagram!
Selena Gomez is one smart woman! And it’s so cute that she wants to protect her relationship with Niall. But why wouldn’t she? After all, she sees Niall as “marriage material.”
“In her opinion, Niall is total marriage material,” an insider told bringing in the New Year together. When they aren’t together, they text and Skype pretty much 24/7.”
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We can totally understand why Selena would want to keep her relationship with Niall under wraps. She probably just doesn’t want people criticizing it or making comments that could harm their romance. And she posted a picture of Chris Mason in an effort to distract people from her relationship with Niall. What a smooth move!
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