Selena Gomez rumored to be dating NBA star Jimmy Butler as ex Justin Bieber 'won't stop contacting her’

SELENA Gomez is rumored to be dating NBA player Jimmy Butler.

This possible new couple alert comes just months after a source told The Sun that her ex Justin Bieber, who’s now married to Hailey Baldwin, recently started contacting her again.

According to the Miami Herald, speculation about Selena having a new boyfriend seemed to begin after a user on Twitter, who claims to be an NBA insider, tweeted about it.

In a note that’s been retweets hundreds of times, he wrote: “Jimmy butler and selena gomez weird couple man. Sources: Dude just trust me.”

Fans soon jumped on the idea that the two are a pair, looking for and offering up more information.

Instagram gossip page Deuxmoi posoted a conversation where someone claimed Selena, 28, was spotted with Miami Heat’s Jimmy, 31, at the French restaurant Lucien in New York City.

“Seemed like a date,” one message said, before adding: “100% sure they were there together. Obvi I can’t speak to if it was ACTUALLY a date, but they were there together.”

The social media account later noted that Jimmy’s baby mama Kaitlin Nowak, with whom he shares 1-year-old daughter Rylee, unfollowed Selena on Instagram.

While no photos or videos of the performer and athlete have surfaced yet, fans are excited about the idea of this new rumored romance, finding it “surprising.”

The pro baller is the first guy Selena has been linked to this year.

She broke up with on-again, off-again love Justin for good in 2018, and he then married Hailey a few months later.

A source exclusively told The Sun this summer, though, that "Selena has kept her distance from Justin but he recently started contacting her again.”

They added: ”He doesn't believe he should be cut off from those people he was closest to in his life and doesn't believe talking is cheating.

"He loves Hailey dearly but he does complain about her sometimes and Selena says it's sad.” 

Last year, the Disney Channel alum reunited with ex Niall Horan for a short while, but by the end of the year, he’d revealed that he was now single.

The actress later opened up about “the concept of having a normal human relationship” as a celebrity. 

In January, she explained during an interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1: “If I can be honest, it is just so cliché. Everyone dates everyone. It always seems to be within a little bubble and it’s because it’s safe, right? 

“You know, you’re wanting someone to understand what you’re going through. You’re almost wanting a counterpart of creativity as well and it’s, you know, interesting and fun.”

The singer added: “But the problem with that is that you end up — whether you admit it or not — you’re having your relationship for people and not even for yourself. 

“There’s almost this point where it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re making it known that we’re together’ or whatever, whatever it is. It’s like, you just need to decide within our world if it’s for you or is it for show.”

At the start of the year, a source told Us Weekly that Selena wasn’t “actively looking” for a relationship but knew “what kind of guy she would want to date and what qualities he would need to have.”

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