Selena Gomez is rumored to be getting close to Austin North.
Following a messy split from on-and-off boyfriend Justin Bieber, who quickly moved on from their relationship and married now-wife Hailey Baldwin, a Life & Style insider has revealed the 26-year-old singer has been spending plenty of time with the 22-year-old actor.
According to the source, North has been a “positive influence” on Gomez, who was recently photographed with North — and several other friends — in Big Bear, California.
“They enjoy going on trips that don’t involve alcohol, and although Selena’s been advised not to jump into a relationship just yet, who knows what the future holds,” the insider teased, according to a January 16 report from Hollywood Life.
In addition to their outing in Big Bear with friends, Gomez and North reportedly attended a New Year’s Eve church service in Los Angeles — which is something that Gomez used to do with her ex-boyfriend, Bieber.
While North isn’t nearly as well-known as Gomez, he does have several acting credits, including a lead role in the original Disney Channel series I Didn’t Do It and a guest role on Jessie.
“He understands the pressure that comes with fame, and like Selena, is a big believer in God,” the insider continued.
Prior to being linked to Gomez, North dated Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson for four months.
Below is a photo of Selena Gomez and Austin North snow-tubing with friends. North can be seen second from the right.
Following a stint in treatment weeks ago, Selena Gomez returned to Instagram for the first time in three months. There, she shared a heartfelt message with her fans and followers on January 15.
“It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support. Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth,” she wrote.
“It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all,” she added.
Prior to her stint in treatment, Gomez was hospitalized twice due to a low white blood cell count. As fans of the singer will recall, Gomez underwent a kidney transplant in 2017, due to her ongoing struggles with Lupus.
Selena Gomez has not yet addressed the Austin North dating rumors.