So Selena Gomez fans no doubt welcomed rumours she had traded in the troubled pop star for a clean cut young singer. However Austin Mahone, who was said to be dating the former Disney star, has now revealed their relationship is strictly platonic. Scroll down for video Austin Mahone insists he is 'just friends' with Selena Gomez, who he is pictured with in October 'Were just friends,' he told People. Can't resist her charm: The year-old added that he does think Selena, seen on Wednesday is 'really pretty' Hot stuff: Selena looked gorgeous in all-black as she left breakfast and headed to a meeting in Los Angeles A source had told Us Weekly the pair 'are seeing each other,' and added that Selena's close friend Taylor Swift had set them up.
Taylor, who has for years been friends with the Love You Like A Love Song bombshell, knew Austin because he had opened up for her during her most recent tour. Selena seen left on Tuesday and Austin pictured right on Sunday hang out whenever he's in Los Angeles, the singer says Matchmaker: Taylor Swift pictured on Sunday at the Grammy Awards was rumoured to have set the pair up People had earlier added the two are not 'officially' dating but are more than friends.
Selena and Austin, who both hail from Texas, have known each other for a while: The cover girl and the newcomer - who are four years apart in age - were seen at Disneyland in LA over the summer Girl talk: The singer was seen with Mahone on Friday at the Music Beats event, but she wasn't photographed with him; instead she took a snap with friend Ashley Benson On Friday they both attended the Beats Music concert, which took place just one day after Bieber's arrest.
They weren't photographed together, as Selena instead spent the evening hanging out with Spring Breakers co-star Ashley Benson. However a source claimed that Selena and Austin 'got in the same car' as they left. They know each other: The Beauty And A Beat hit maker has been seen frequently with Chantel Jeffries, a Miami-based model who was not only with Bieber at SET nightclub before he was arrested on Thursday, but has been by his side ever since. She was seen leaving his Miami rental the day after he was released on bail and she showed up again as he took to the beaches of Panama to shoot a music video while riding an ATV and greeting fans.
On Wednesday the Wilhelmina model released a statement that said, 'I have been overwhelmed by the negative attention I have recently received in the media.
My family and I are particularly upset about the false accusations which have been published concerning my criminal history. The Boyfriend singer was seen leaving Panama on Tuesday On her own: While Bieber reportedly is in LA, his gal pal Chantel Jeffries was seen on Tuesday arriving in Miami 'I am a full time student who had enjoyed a normal lifestyle, free from public scrutiny and criticism, until now.
What has happened to me is wrong Bieber has yet to release a statement about his arrest. Selena recently told Seventeen magazine that her split from Justin was 'really bad' and revealed she's had a hard time dating since.
The Baby singer's girl Jeffries released a statement on Wednesday complaining of how she's been depicted 'I actually talked to Katy Perry about guys who are intimidated by strong girls,' she said. What do you want to do?