Is Selena Gomez really into Charlie Puth…or is she just using him to make Justin Bieber jealous?! HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that it’s more of the latter, and here’s why!
Things aren’t that serious between Selena Gomez, 23, and Charlie Puth, 24, but she’s definitely not hating the attention that their rumored love connection is getting! Of course, it all comes back to Justin Bieber, 22, and HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on how Sel’s using Charlie to get back at her on-off love.
“Selena finds it so predictable that Justin’s now coming on so strong because of what he’s heard about Charlie. She absolutely loves that he’s so jealous,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She can’t help but love all the attention. It would be nice to get all the attention if no one was in the picture, though. It’s like she doesn’t know if Justin is really that crazy about her or if it’s just an ego thing.”
As we previously reported, Selena and Charlie have a very “flirty friendship” and have reportedly been “casually hooking up.” Of course, once the Biebs caught wind of these rumors, he was less than thrilled about it, and immediately tried to get his first love back.
“He has been blowing up her phone trying to talk to her about it,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He is threatened that he will lose her to him. He isn’t taking responsibility that his own actions are to blame for not having her in his life.”
It’s a double standard for the 22-year-old, who has been linked to dozens of girls while simultaneously being on and off with Selena. Still, the “Hands To Myself” singer clearly realizes the kind of affect that her moving on has on Justin, and is taking advantage of it!
As for Charlie and Selena, things aren’t moving too fast. “They are both not out to hurt each other and really dig each other’s company,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But they are not going overboard with things. Charlie is more into it than her, but she is willing to give things a chance. They are taking things day by day.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Selena trying to make Justin jealous with Charlie? Is it totally immature, or just a taste of his own medicine?