“They’ve known each other for years through their manager,” a source explains. “Initially, they leaned on each other for emotional support after going through messy breakups.” Justin announced his split from wife Jennifer Aniston in February while Selena parted ways — again — with pop star Justin Bieber in March.
In recent weeks, though, “they’ve become closer than ever,” says the source. “It’s turned into something more than friendship.” Despite a 21-year age difference (he’s 46, she’s 25!), says an insider, “Selena and Justin are falling for each other.” Friends think that’s a mistake — and warn that if Justin and Selena become a full-fledged couple, it will end badly.
Selena, Justin and Jen all share the same manager, Aleen Keshishian — and Jen, who views Selena as a friend is already aware that her ex and the pop star-actress have been hanging out. “Jen,” the source adds, “is not happy about it.” After all, Jen wasn’t just a friend to Selena, “she was a mentor.”