Are Union J Singer George Shelley + Selena Gomez Dating? [VIDEO]
It seems like almost every male pop star on the planet has been linked to Selena Gomez. First Justin Bieber himself dated the ‘Getaway’ actress, then there were whispers of a dalliance with Niall Horan of One Direction, then Ed Sheeran was rumored to be hooking up with his tourmate Taylor Swift‘s BFF, then Austin Mahone had stories circulating about his involvement with Gomez — phew! And now we can add another boy bander to the list of untrue romances.
George Shelley, 20, of British boy band Union J has quite the crush on the brunette beauty, 21, and they’ve flirted back and forth quite a bit … but there’s nothing going on just yet.
Back in June, Gomez left a video message for the singer:
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Since then, Shelley’s been all about SelGo.
“Selena’s one of those massive celebrities who doesn’t even know you exist, so I was gob-smacked,” the Harry Styles-doppleganger said of the video. “I thought it was a lookalike at first. I could feel my cheeks going red and the lads laughed at me!”
When Gomez invited the band to perform with her in Portugal, rumor has it the group and Gomez had a private party afterwards … and then Shelley reportedly got an extra private party with just Gomez. “Everyone else left the room at 2AM so they were able to spend the night together,” a source told the Sun (via the New York Daily News). “Nobody was annoyed with George. After all, he’s been pursued by one of the biggest pop stars in the world — it’s any lad’s dream come true!”
Except, well, it never came true. Shelley’s bandmate JJ Hamblett explained, “They are just friends. It’s not our place to discuss but they are friends and, obviously, George will say what he wants to say about the situation. She didn’t get off stage until quite late, so we just went and she invited us all back to her hotel and we had a drink.”
Sounds like Shelley wasn’t ready to come and get it. But maybe he’ll have more of a shot when he’s a little more famous.