They may have started out as friends, but according to a new report, the relationship between Justin Theroux and Selena Gomez has taken an unexpected turn into something way more serious. Apparently, in the past few weeks, the two have “become closer than ever.” Is it possible that the 46-year-old actor and 25-year-old pop star are falling for each other?
Theroux announced his split from Jennifer Aniston back in February, and Gomez parted ways with Justin Bieber – again – back in March. And, sources say that the two, who have known each other for years, initially leaned on each other for emotional support to get through their messy breakups.
Has Selena Gomez fallen for someone 21 years her senior? 😮 https://t.co/KYQSdscsjt
— Metro (@MetroUK) May 17, 2018
But now, according to Life & Style, their relationship is something more than a friendship, and an insider says they are definitely falling for one another, despite their 21-year age difference. However, friends think it is a mistake, and they are warning that if Theroux and Gomez become a couple, it is going to end badly.
Aniston, Gomez, and Theroux all share the same manager, Aleen Keshishian, and when the Friends star (who is friends with Gomez) found out that her ex and the Wolves singer were hanging out, she was “not happy about it.” In addition to being good friends, Aniston was also a mentor to Gomez.
Theroux, who has been enjoying life in New York since his divorce announcement, recently stepped out with Gomez and friends Paul Rudd, Petra Collins, and Rooney Mara for lunch and a show in the West Village. Cameras caught Gomez embracing Theroux and Collins – who directed her Fetish music video – before the star-studded group headed out to eat. Theroux also hugged Rudd and his wife, Julie Yaeger, when they arrived. The trio is close friends, and they all went for a stroll on Easter Sunday last month.
Rudd and Gomez starred together in the 2016 Netflix movie The Fundamentals of Caring.
Gomez wore a white t-shirt and jeans and covered up with a tan coat for the outing, while Theroux sported his signature all-black ensemble with a jacket and jeans. Collins stood out by wearing a white hooded sweater and loose pants.
The group met outside of the Minetta Lane Theater where they had just caught Billy Crudup starring in the play Harry Clarke.
Neither Selena Gomez or Justin Theroux have commented on the rumors surrounding their relationship