Despite the fact that neither Justin Bieber nor Selena Gomez will publicly admit to a budding romance, the amount of evidence supporting the rumor is starting to stack up. Especially the photo that surfaced over the weekend that showed Bieber and Gomez walking together holding hands, a month after photos surfaced of them canoodling in St. Lucia .
With Bieber and Gomez remaining mum, MTV News had no choice but to turn to their friends and co-stars for the inside scoop on their possible young love. When we caught up with Gomez’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” co-star Jake T. Austin on Wednesday at the premiere of “I Am Number Four,” we asked for his thoughts on the pair.
“[Justin has] been on set a few times,” said Austin, who plays Gomez’s younger brother Max on the popular Disney Channel show. “They just seem like really good friends,” he added, carefully avoiding any mention of the terms “romance” or “dating” or “boyfriend and girlfriend.” “They both live really similar lifestyles, so I can see why it’s easy for them to get along.”
The pair (if they are a pair) must be growing weary of the constant scrutiny, and Austin agreed that being relentlessly followed by fans, paparazzi and the media at large wouldn’t be much fun.
“Yeah. It sucks not being able to go to Ralphs [supermarket],” Austin said.
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