Justin Bieber and Guess model Danielle Knudson are being hooked up for a date by mutual friends, according to a source. Meanwhile, things are reportedly heating up between Selena Gomez and new man Tommy Chiabra.
Justin Bieber blasted into Guess model Danielle Knudson’s life when he posted her photo on his Instagram earlier this week.
Now, a first date between the pair is in the pipeline, according to a new report.
The fast moving development comes after PDA-packed photographs of Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez snuggling in a towel with Italian businessman Tommaso “Tommy” Chiabra, 28 – and other cozy intimacies – hit the web this week as the Latina starlet celebrated her 22nd birthday on a luxury yacht in St. Tropez, France.
Before those pictures arrived, Justin posted an Instagram photo of Danielle on July 21 – the eve of Gomez’s B-day.
“Who is this Guess Model. She’s Stunning,” read the heartthrob’s caption.
(Photo via Justin Bieber Instagram.)
As The Inquisitr reported at the time, Bieber’s ‘Who’s that girl?’ question seemed to have a dual purpose.
As well as coming off a few weeks of Justin and Selena’s social media digs at each other, a day before the “Baby” singer paid Danielle that very public compliment, Selena received the same praise from a German model on Twitter.
— André Hamann (@Andre_Hamann) July 20, 2014
Now, citing a source, NY Daily News’ Confidenti@l is reporting Bieber and fellow Canadian Knudson, have been put in direct contact through pals so they can meet up for a date.
“Justin and Danielle happen to have a few mutual friends, and about four people passed her number on to Justin the same day that he posted it,” a pal of both told Confidenti@l.
The source adds: “Danielle’s in Miami for Swim Week, she’s single, and she decided to text him. Now they’re texting back and forth — and they’re planning to meet. Danielle is based in New York and she’s always traveling, but they’re planning to get together next time she’s in LA. Justin’s single right now, too, so why not?”
The matchmaking insider said of Knudson,
“She’s an up-and-coming model, and she’s super sweet,” adding,”friends have been trying to set her up for a while, so it worked well!”
While Justin – who was thought to be dating 18-year-old Miami model Yovanna Venutura — may be partly motivated by competition with Selena; on Wednesday he replied sweetly and maturely to paparazzi when he was grilled about his ex.
Is [Selena] “Still your friend?” a paparazzo asked.
To which, Justin replied: “She’s beautiful.”
(Video via X17Online.com.)
For her part, Knudson, who only recently landed her first Guess Jeans campaign, seems up for a little Bieber Fever.
Both Danielle and Knudson and her model agency Wilhelmina Models, reposted the singer’s photo of the blonde. Knudson’s Instagram caption read: “Thanks for the shout out my fellow Canadian.”
Gomez’s Thursday return to Los Angeles with co-partier supermodel Cara Delevingne might even speed up Bieber and Knudson’s upcoming date. The poor girl was repeatedly asked by paps if she was “still in love with Justin.”
Into the mix Confidenti@l revealed, “Gossip Girl” actress Jessica Szohr, a former gal pal of Royal Yacht Supplies founder Chiabra of a month ago, has been doing some social media side-eyeing of her own.
“You want to come in my life, the door is open. You want to get out of my life, the door is open. Just one request. Don’t stand at the door, you’re blocking traffic.”
(Photo: Gomez and Chiabra enjoyed themselves and got close in St. Tropez.)
Meanwhile, E! News reports a source said of Gomez and Chiabra’s blooming tryst:
“This is looking like a lot more than just a holiday romance.”
“Selena seems to be loving spending time with a real man with a naturally fantastic body and great looks who knows how to treat a woman.”
We await the next virtual and real life moves of Bieber, Knudson, Chiabra and Gomez with almost hysterical interest.
(Photo: No need to be down Biebs, Danielle is reportedly open to persuasion.)