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The first time that Justin Theroux broke his Instagram silence after he and Jennifer Aniston split, his post included a message to Selena Gomez. Most people didn’t think much of it at the time.

But a report claims that they’ve been exchanging many more messages in private.

Is this the beginning of something more? If so, what will Jennifer Aniston think?

Justin Theroux and Dog

RadarOnline reports that Justin Theroux has been covertly texting Selena Gomez in the wake of their respective splits.

"It was kind of an open secret that Justin was sweet on Selena when he and Jen hung out with her."

(First of all, everyone is at least a little sweet on Selena Gomez because people aren’t as stupid as you think, so right that down)

"To be fair they did get on well."

Selena and Jennifer are known to be friends.

"But he’s asking for major trouble by trying to hang out with her so soon after his and Jen’s split."

Even if he has zero romantic intentions, it could look bad. Especially in his ex’s eyes.

Selena Gomez Strikes a Pose

Common sense says that Selena should just stop returning Theroux’s texts.

The source says that Selena is "not the type to blow someone off who she genuinely likes."

As was revealed when Mandy Teefey, Selena’s mom, threw her under the bus over her recent choices, Selena answers to no one but herself.

So it doesn’t sound like anyone can convince her that she shouldn’t be texting back and forth with her good friend’s ex.

This could have some negative repercussions for her, but it might also make things worse between Jennifer and Theroux.

The source says that, in Jennifer’s mind, Selena is "very much her friend not Justin’s."

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston on Instagram

This isn’t the first time that a report has linked Justin with an attractive, much-younger, latina actress in the weak of his split from Jennifer.

Intriguing rumors suggested that Justin Theroux and Audrey Plaza might pair up.

But it’s important to note that Theroux’s taste in women has not been reported as a contributing factor in ending his relationship with Jennifer Aniston.

Instead, the two are said to have broken up largely because they had different plans in mind for their lives.

If you can’t even agree on a place to live, as these two could not, it’s hard to see yourselves having a future together.

Jennifer Aniston and The Weeknd

Funnily enough, Jennifer Aniston was spotted cozying up to The Weeknd, though that probably isn’t a budding relationship.

The photo, taken at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday party and snapped by Oprah Winfrey herself, included others.

Besides, it was a party.

Just as Selena and Theroux got to know each other through Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer and The Weeknd also recognized each other — thanks to Selena.

There is a difference between two celebrities talking to each other and the two of them dating. This isn’t elementary school.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston, Back in the Day

It is difficult to say what, if anything, will become of Justin Theroux’s alleged texting with Selena Gomez.

After all, text messages are normal. Friends exchange them all of the time. The fact that one allegedly has the good sense to have a crush on the other doesn’t mean that this will turn into something more.

Could they end up together? Sure.

But, like it or not, the odds are probably better of her taking a different Justin back.

Especially since the Biebs is trying to make himself perfect in order to be worthy of Selena’s love.