Taylor Lautner and Selena Gomez: Romance Rumors!

The New Moon star and Disney starlet spotted hanging together, but are they dating?

By Marc Malkin Apr 24, 2009 9:45 PMTags
Taylor Lautner, Selena GomezSteve Granitz/No Expiration, Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Move over, Pattinson, Stewart and Reed!

Make room for Taylena!

Taylor Lautner, 17, is the latest New Moon-er to be hit with romance rumors. Reports say he's gone on a few dates in Vancouver with Disney darling Selena Gomez, 16.

As everyone knows by now, New Moon has been shooting in the Canadian city for the last month. Gomez is also there filming Ramona and Beezus from Beverly Cleary's popular children's book series.

We've got details on where they've been spotted and what they were doing:

Taylena hit Caffe Artigiano yesterday for a little morning get-together. With Gomez's mom in tow, they ordered two of the coffee shop's signature lattes before sitting at a table to chat for about 30 minutes. "They were very low-key and kept to themselves," an eyewitness tells us. "Nobody bothered them."

In fact, the staff seemed unfazed by Taylena. Photos show the cozy duo jumping into the same SUV while being protected by a big, burly, tattooed bodyguard.

A source also confirms that the two recently had dinner at a local outpost of the Old Spaghetti Factory. The only fuss came from a small group of girls "who were really excited" but were too shy to approach them, said our source.

Whether the twosome is really sweet on each other remains unclear, but we definitely approve of this pairing. Seriously, the cuteness factor on Taylena is up there with puppy dogs and kittens, don't ya think?

And let me tell you, I've met and talked with both of them. They are two of the nicest aw-shucks kids around. Never do I hear anything bad about them. They're friendly, smart, gracious and humble.

Meanwhile, get ready to see a lot more of Mr. Lautner. Remember that shot of the shirtless New Moon werewolves that was released earlier this week by the studio? Well, I hear similar pics of Lautner are on the way.

—Additional reporting by Dahvi Shira