We stan a positive influence! Following Selena Gomez’s month-long stay in a psychiatric facility, the singer, 26, has found comfort in former Disney Channel star Austin North. The pair was spotted snow tubing back in December, as well as, attending a church service on New Year’s Eve. “They enjoy going on trips that don’t involve alcohol,” a source revealed to Life & Style magazine.

Seeing as Austin, 22, is no stranger to show business himself, the also source noted that he “understands the pressure that comes with fame.” However, like Selena, he is still a “big believer in God.” We don’t know about y’all, but Austin sounds like the total package. Question is, are he and the brunette beauty more than just friends? “Selena’s been advised not to jump into a relationship just yet, who knows what the future holds!” the source confessed. 

Should Selena and Austin’s relationship become romantic, she’ll still have the platonic support of her longtime bestie Taylor Swift. The “Shake It Off” singer, 29, has been there for Selena every step of the way. “Taylor calls or texts [Selena] most days to see how she’s getting on, regardless of how busy she is,” an insider previously told Life & Style

“Selena has distanced herself from the old girl squad and Taylor is the only real A-lister she keeps in touch with!” the insider added. “Taylor will always be there for Selena and vice versa. They’re a prime example of what true friendship is all about.” Well, it’s clear that 2019 has already been a blessed year for Ms. Gomez. It’s refreshing to see her step away from the toxicity, ahem, Justin Bieber, that once consumed her life. Keep thriving, girl.

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