It was pretty easy to connect the dots though after Luke listed Selena on his backstage tour rider demands and they were both guests at Taylor Swift's birthday party.
A shot taken of the magazine article shows this tidbit: "Guests at Taylor Swift's birthday party on December 12 noticed the budding romance between Selena Gomez and 5 Seconds of Summer singer Luke Hemmings. And now the couple have gone public."
As for that tour rider business, a source is quoted as saying: "He made out like it was a joke, but he really has invited Selena to hang backstage during the band's tour".
A pal of Sel's is quoted in the article as saying: "It's been hard for Selena to move on from Justin, but Luke is her best shot. He's down-to-earth, talented and cool. All her friends love him and want it to work."
Fans were quick to point out that the pic was definitely a manip.
Media bored? Let's just photoshop a picture of Luke Hemmings and Selena Gomez together. Because what's real news. pic.twitter.com/1yeOLizLPj- Ajax (@anneliesejane) December 29, 2014
HERE IS PROOF THAT THE SELENA AND LUKE PICTURE IS PHOTOSHOPPED THAT MAGAZINE PROBABLY JUST WANTED MONEY pic.twitter.com/xgBgbUQAWF- I LIKE 5SOS AND FOOD (@5sose31d) December 29, 2014
"LUKE HEMMINGS AND SELENA GOMEZ ARE DATING" "LUKE AND SELENA ARE MY OTP" pic.twitter.com/vYdsKcKBUi- I LIKE 5SOS AND FOOD (@5sose31d) December 29, 2014