Is Selena Gomez over Justin Bieber? The "Hands To Myself" singer just followed Colombian star Maluma on Instagram, sparking new romance rumors. But whether or not she is dating again, she is clearly ready to move on from her ex.
Earlier this week, both Gomez and Maluma followed each other on Instagram. Gomez only follows 254 people on the social media platform, so this likely wasn't just a random follow. She also reportedly liked one of his pictures.
Maluma also reportedly liked one of Gomez's photos, which she captioned, "Vente pa' ca." That is the name of Maluma's new single with Ricky Martin. So some think she might just be recording her own version of the song. Or she could be collaborating with Maluma on another track. Still, some are holding out hope that Gomez and Maluma could eventually get together.
But whether or not Selena Gomez starts dating Maluma, it's clear she is putting her past relationship with Justin Bieber behind her. After her brief rehab stint for mental health issues, she learned to be more careful about who she spends her time with.
"I recently took 90 days off," she said after leaving rehab. "During that time I did not have my cell phone. It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me."
Selena Gomez had a similar message for her fans in an Instagram Live video she posted over the weekend. "I would say, the biggest lesson that I've been learning since 2016 would definitely be awareness," she said. I think it's really important to be aware of like, the people that you're surrounding yourself with, the people that are purposefully the ones you are spending time with."
She continued, "We go to dinner sometimes with friends, and sometimes we'll go to dinner and we'll leave and we'll think, 'That was such a pointless dinner. What did I learn from it? What will I gain from it? What was the point of it?' And then other nights we'll end up at the table for five hours with friends…[discussing] where you are in life."
Gomez didn't specifically state that has distanced herself from Bieber. But they are no longer spending time together. And sources previously revealed that Gomez refused to give her ex her new phone number. "She can be fragile emotionally and Justin is a major factor," a source said at the time.
And so far, Gomez's decision to cut certain people out of her life is paying off. She looked better than ever at the American Music Awards late last year. She also reportedly just signed a huge contract with Coach.
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