It doesn’t matter that, according to an ET source, the former Leftovers star is “still heartbroken” following his split with Aniston. (And it’s understandable that he would be; they only went public with their decision to divorce last month, after seven years as a couple and more than two years of marriage.) It doesn’t matter that it’s also being reported Theroux is dating Olivia Munn, who’s shot down the idea of them being anything more than friends.
If Theroux and Collins are actually dating, it would put Gomez in an awkward position, to say the least. She’s been friends with Collins since 2015, when the latter photographed the singer for Wonderland magazine. They’ve since teamed up for Gomez’s “Fetish” video and other projects. Gomez even talked about them writing a movie together.
However, Gomez also has a tight friendship with Aniston, a childhood idol of hers, which she explained in a 2015 radio interview.
“Yeah… we met through my management — they manage her as well — so it was kind of like a friendly meeting and instantly she’s, like, inviting me to her house,” Gomez said. “She has a pizza oven. Like, we’ve made pizzas at her house. She’s very cool and very sweet. She kind of gives me a lot of, like, maternal advice.”
In that same ET story, another source says Theroux and Collins met through Selena Gomez, “when they all hung out together.”
So is there anything to this theory about Theroux and Collins? There are actually a few solid clues that a romance, or a least a flirtation, is going on between the two.
Theroux shared a photo of Collins.
One week before Theroux and Aniston went public with the news that they had separated at the end of last year, Theroux shared a photo of Collins on Instagram. It appeared to have been snapped at designer Adam Selman’s New York Fashion Week show, where, in case there was any doubt the man in the photo was him, Theroux was photographed in the same shirt as that man in the pic with Collins.
Gomez unfollowed Collins.
Hmm. Some eagle-eyed followers pointed out that when the rumors about Theroux and Collins sparked, the songstress was no longer following her friend. To be fair, Gomez — the most followed person on Instagram — regularly cleans out her account. She doesn’t even follow on-again, off-again love Justin Bieber at the moment.
Theroux called out Gomez in a post on Feb. 25.
Ten days after Theroux and Aniston announced their separation, Theroux added Gomez’s name as a hashtag to a post from a Texas animal rescue. The shoutout could have meant that he and Gomez have been hanging out more lately because he’s dating her friend, although that would disprove the idea that Gomez is upset with Collins. Maybe Theroux mentioned Gomez because she’s from Texas, or, like he said in another hashtag within the same post, because he knew she would want to be involved with the cause.
Whatever the case, they’ve been friendly for years, probably thanks to the Aniston connection.
The mystery remains unsolved for now.
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