Taylor Swift never seemed like a big fan of Selena Gomez's on-again, off-again romance with Justin Bieber, as evidenced by this look of disgust when faced with their PDA. But is she trying to get her BFF away from the downward-spiraling popster, 19, by setting her up with someone new?
Us Weekly claims the confessional chart-topper, 24, has once again tried to play matchmaker for Gomez, 21, this time by arranging a date with Austin Mahone, 17, a Bieber-esque crooner who opened up for Taylor on tour.
"They're seeing each other," alleges a Mahone source.
But the pair are apparently trying to keep the ostensible romance hush-hush. To that end, after a Jan. 24 concert in Los Angeles, they "sneaked out separately, then got in the same car," says an eyewitness.
The two were previously spotted together over the summer enjoying a jaunt to Disneyland.
But would Selena, who was spied Segway-ing with Bieber shortly before the egg-tossing incident and Miami mayhem, give the green light to a setup with someone who's not even old enough to vote?
Not so much, according to the teen himself. "We're just friends," Mahone tells People. "She's really cool … I mean, I think she's really pretty, but every time I'm in L.A., she's like, 'Hey you're in L.A., let's hang out.' So it's cool."
Expands an insider, "Maybe they are more than just friends but they are certainly not dating."
As for Bieber, he's seemingly moved on with a Kim Kardashian-alike named Chantel Jeffries, who is upset by all the negative publicity swirling around her. Click on for details …