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OTRC: Austin Mahone responds to Selena Gomez dating rumors

Austin Mahone talks to OTRC.com on the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.

Looks like those Austin Mahone and Selena Gomez dating rumors turned out to be just that ... rumors.

Reports began circulating that the two singers had recently begun dating. However, Mahone tells People magazine that they are simply just friends.

"We're just friends," Mahone said. "She's really cool ... I mean, I think she's really pretty but everytime I'm in L.A., she's like, 'Hey you're in L.A., lets hang out. So it's cool."

Gomez has not commented on the romance rumors with Mahone. The two have walked several of the same red carpets over the last year, including at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, where the two snapped a picture for Mahone's Instagram account.

The singer/actress' most relationship was with embattled pop star Justin Bieber, of which Mahone is musically compared to. Both Bieber and Mahone got their start as Youtube sensations before being signed to record labels.

Mahone recently caught up with OTRC.com at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, where he talked about his forthcoming album and his new single, "Mmm Yeah" featuring Pitbull. Mahone will also headline MTV's 2014 Artist to Watch Tour, beginning Feb. 24.

(Pictured above: Austin Mahone talks to OTRC.com on the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014. Click on the image to watch a video of the interview.)


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