Pictures of Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom together at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Monday, have reignited rumors that the pair are getting very friendly and perhaps revenge dating to give mutual sore point Justin Bieber a little payback.
The speculation is natural.
Even though Selena, 22, and Orlando, 37, are scheduled to appear at the We Day youth empowerment event on Wednesday, both stars could have easily taken separate flights to Canada.
But they chose not to. Furthermore, both must have known paparazzi photos would spark more romance speculation about them, as a previous sighting of the pair did back in April.
So is this just a lot of fuss over nothing and a bad case of photo assumption? Or is there smoke to this LAX fire?
Even if the “Come & Get It” songstress and the Lord of The Rings actor are just pals, that alone will likely be a bitter pill for Bieber. Just two weeks ago, he was dating Selena before their split after a Paris Fashion Week trip during which he dined with Gomez’s ex-friend, model Kendall Jenner.
At the very least, their LAX meet at the same time indicates Selena and Orlando aren’t at all bothered about the message they just delivered to their exes, and the rumor mill that’s now in full swing.
That’s a cold dish.
Many will say it’s deserved. Justin and Bloom’s former wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr, are rumored to have flirted when they first met at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012.
Speculation that it led to more has persisted since. Bieber, then 18, was dating Gomez at the time. Kerr, then 29, was married to Bloom and already the mother of their son.
Justin and Selena broke up for the first time days later.
(Photo: Justin Bieber and Miranda Kerr at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taping on November 7, 2012, New York. )
Fast forward to Kerr and Bloom’s announcement of their intention to divorce last October and the Brit’s thwarted attempt to punch Bieber in Ibiza, Spain, in July this year, it’s likely Orlando still has an axe to grind.
Shortly after their spat, the “Baby” singer taunted Bloom by posting a bikini-clad Instagram pic of Kerr, which he quickly deleted.
The 20-year-old also shared a snap of Bloom crying, which wasn’t removed for days.
According to E! News, Gomez and Bloom first met at the We Day California event back in March. They also share the same manager, after Selena signed with Aleen Keshishian of Brillstein Entertainment Partners in April.
At the time, Justin and Orlando’s fisticuffs was still five months ahead and Selena’s post of an Instagram photo of herself, Bloom and Seth Rogen backstage, suggested nothing more than professional friendship.
However, one month later, the actress-singer and the actor looked like two deer caught in headlights, when they were snapped sitting outside together at a Chelsea Handler show in Los Angeles.
Sources later told E!, the pair had simply gone out with a large group of friends.
(Photo:Gomez and Bloom looked startled when they were snapped together at an L.A show in April. The photo set off dating rumors.)
According to the WeDay.com website, Selena is hosting tomorrow’s event, while Orlando is one of the guest speakers.
The starlet has already posted an Instagram snap from the rehearsals. Her caption read,
“Prepping, rehearsing and beyond enjoying my company for Free the Children, WE DAY. My second time here and now hosting the dang thing!
Can’t wait for my trip ) go check them out at WeDay.com they are truly remarkable!”