Austin Mahone Denies Selena Gomez Romance Rumors

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January 29, 2014 | 8:50pm EST

Teen singer Austin Mahone has denied reports he is romancing Selena Gomez.
On Wednesday, speculation surfaced that Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend had moved on to a new toyboy, 17-year-old Mahone, with reports suggesting Gomez’s best friend Taylor Swift set the pair up after he opened for the country star on her recent Red tour.
However Mahone has been quick to strike down rumors of a new romance, telling OK! magazine he and the Come & Get It singer are simply friends.
He says, “I’m not seeing her. We’re just friends. We always talk music. She shows me her new song she’s about to come out with. She’s super cool. She’s got some great music coming out.”
Meanwhile, troubled Bieber has apparently moved on from his former lady love – he has a permanent companion in model Chantel Jeffries, who was sitting beside the singer when he was arrested by police in Miami, Florida last week. She later joined the teen star on vacation in Panama.