“It’s not Selena’s boyfriend. He is just a very close friend and is in a committed relationship,” a source told Celebuzz on Tuesday. “He was introduced to Selena via Ashley Benson, her co-star in Spring Breakers.”
On the bright side, the 20-year-old singer-actress seems to be taking the rumors rather well.
“Selena was laughing at the reports after they surfaced. She couldn’t believe he was being touted as her boyfriend, merely because she photographed walking alongside him,” the source continued.
In the meantime, the source adds that Gomez — who split from boyfriend Justin Bieber late last year — remains single.
“Selena is not dating anyone at the moment,” the source said.
“She’s been very strong in the aftermath of her relationship with Justin. She is not looking back.”
Gomez and the unidentified mystery man were spotted in Los Angeles on Saturday as she made her way to the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.