Maybe the timing is purely coincidental. But just as Justin Bieber began canceling a number of high profile appearances for “personal reasons,” reports started circulating that Selena Gomez had been spotted having dinner with One Direction’s Niall Horan last night.
Several news outlets claim Niall joined Selena and some members of her family for a late night dinner at posh Malibu restaurant Nobu. A fan photo of the dinner is a little too grainy to confirm exactly what was going on at the table. But TMZ reports that the dinner was a “friendly” get-together spurred on by Selena’s bumping into Niall at Justin’s AMAs afterparty.
Only two days ago, Justin appeared to be doing all he could to win Selena back, serenading her openly in the bar at his Beverly Hills hotel. And for her part, Selena appeared pretty receptive to Justin’s efforts.
However, less than forty-eight hours later, Selena was spending time with someone she met at Justin’s party, and Justin was busy canceling public appearances and tweeting out comments like “sometimes life kicks our ass and we need to deal with it.”
The irony is that, to most casual observers, life seems to have been pretty good to Justin lately. Justin’s new album, “Purpose” is breaking all kinds of sales records. Justin has an unprecedented 17 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And he’s just won an American Music Award.
Given the reported presence of Selena’s family members – and rumors that even Liam Payne might have at some point joined the gathering – we’re guessing that the “Good For You” singer’s meal with Niall was just a friendly get-together. But clearly something has derailed Justin this week …
See the fan-taken photo of Selena’s dinner below.
Do you think Selena’s dinner with Niall was just a friendly meal? Do you believe that Selena hanging out with Niall might be related to Justin’s bailing on his New York commitments?
(Photo credits: selenagomezbr Instagram account)