Why The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes Never Made a Move on Selena Gomez

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Thanks, Justin Bieber, for ruining Nathan Sykes‘ chances for dating Selena Gomez.

Speaking with We Love Pop magazine [via MTV U.K.], The Wanted boybander revealed the Canadian crooner was the reason why he’s never tried to pursue a relationship with the “Come & Get It” songstress.

“[Max George] follows someone on Twitter, then he is in the tabloids saying he is in a relationship. I started following the Selena Gomez and nothing,” Sykes said. “Where is my relationship?!”

“To be honest, I always liked Selena, but I really did not want to go that side because Justin would kill me,” he continued. “I would probably receive a call from [our mutual manager] Scooter [Braun] telling me to stay away!”

Bieber and Gomez called it quits this January after an alleged explosive fallout. The couple had been dating for two years before initially separating November 2012.

Sykes also admitted that he recently had another missed opportunity with Gomez when he spotted her at a Justin Timberlake concert, telling the magazine, “I must have looked like a complete idiot. My friends were like, ‘Just say hi,’ but I could not even talk to her!”

“But that’s how I am, I’m very, very nervous around girls that I really like. I need to improve my game,” he added.

Well, maybe not that much. After all, he didjust go public with Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande.