Rumors surfaced this week that Selena Gomez is currently dating musician Ed Sheeran, but the unlikely romance isn't actually a romance at all.
Us Weekly reported Wednesday that Gomez began hooking up with Sheeran after being introduced over Memorial Day Weekend by her bestie, Taylor Swift. His maturity was supposedly a selling point for the "Come & Get It" singer following her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber.
"She got sick of having to take care of Justin like he was her child. This is a nice escape from the drama," a supposed source told the magazine. "They are friends with an open mind. He's sensitive and sweet and a lot deeper than Justin," another added.
Despite the fact that the singer-songwriter told Us Weekly he "wouldn't complain" about being set up with the former Disney star, the gossip is false. Sheeran's camp says there is "no truth" to the dating rumors, according to Metro U.K.
The Huffington Post has reached out to Sheeran's rep for comment but did not receive an immediate response.
Since her most recent split from Bieber in May, Gomez has not only been linked to Sheeran but also her former "Wizards of Waverly Place" co-star David Henrie and Jaden Smith, both of whom she merely dined with.
As for Sheeran, 22, he was supposedly seeing Taylor Swift following her breakup from Harry Styles. But they are just good friends who sometimes record music together.