This week, Selena Gomez broke her Instagram silence for the first time in several months.
Now, she is surfacing in photographs online in the company of a fellow actor.
Is Selena dating Austin North?
HollywoodLife reports that Selena Gomez has been spending more and more time with fellow actor Austin North.
"They enjoy going on trips that don’t involve alcohol," the insider reveals.
"And," the source says. "Although Selena’s been advised not to jump into a relationship just yet."
The insider continues: "who knows what the future holds!"
Life & Style also gushes that Austin has, if anything, been a "positve influence" on Selena's health.
That is more than any of us can say for certain past boyfriends of hers.
The public first connected Selena and Austin when the two were spotted in a group photo that Austin shared on instagram.
The two are bundled up on the slopes of Big Bear, California. (We have zoomed in on the couple for you)
"Just a couple young people being adventurous for the day," Austin tagged the photo.
Given that he was surrounded by multiple people, people very naturally latched onto the word "couple."
He also tagged Selena, which is not super discreet.
Austin is a fellow actor and just a few years younger than Selena.
We have to assume that he shared the pic with permission.
"He understands the pressure that comes with fame," an insider tells HollywoodLife.
"And like Selena," the source says, Austin "is a big believer in God."
That may be an understatement -- as he dated Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson for four months.
That pair of devout Christians broke up in August of 2018.
Additionally, Austin and Selena reportedly attended a New Year's Eve church service together.
Just this week, Selena finally broke her months of silence, speaking on social media for the first time since September.
"It’s been awhile since you have heard from me," she began.
"But I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year," Selena expressed. "And to thank you for your love and support."
"Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges, and growth," she acknowledged.
Selena continued: "It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming."
"Trust me, it’s not easy," she concluded. "But I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all."
Selena also delivered a more succinct update this week.
"Lots to look forward to in 2019," she teased. "I can’t wait to share the projects I’ve been working on with you."
That is exciting!
She revealed that the first of those projects was where she was, in California.
It is possible that she and Austin have been hanging out as "work friends," as actors on the same movie (or other project).
But work friends can sometimes blossom into something more.
We hope that Selena does what is best for Selena. She deserves the world.