Selena Gomez
“Hands to Myself” singer Selena Gomez, pictured Dec. 4, 2015, posted a cryptic message on Instagram after rumors swirled Orlando Bloom cheated on Katy Perry with her. Getty Images

“Hands to Myself” singer Selena Gomez indirectly responded to rumors that she hooked up with “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor Orlando Bloom by posting a cryptic message to Instagram Tuesday. The former Disney star was accused of getting intimate with Katy Perry’s boyfriend after TMZ posted steamy pictures of the two getting cozy on a couch at Light nightclub at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Friday.

Gomez, 23, posted a picture of herself in a hotel hallway. “After my first show in Vegas. @alfredoflores,” she wrote Tuesday as cheating rumors swirled. Fans instantly liked the picture, which racked up more than 1 million likes in less than two hours. The photo also generated nearly 15,000 comments from Gomez’s 80 million IG followers.


After my first show in Vegas. @alfredoflores ❤️

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Gomez wasn’t the only one to write a mysterious message. “Firework” singer Perry penned an obscure one of her own, but she chose Twitter as her preferred platform. The singer tweeted on Friday about getting old, the same day Bloom and Gomez were photographed together. “What’s the cut off age of being able to say ‘I want to grow old with you’ like 50? 65? 31? :-/,” she wrote.

Perry, 31, might have been taking a hit at Gomez, who is 16 years younger than Bloom. While they were getting “touchy feely” in Las Vegas, Perry was at a renaissance festival in California, TMZ wrote Tuesday.

It’s not the first time Gomez and Bloom have battled rumors of an affair. The two were first linked in 2014 after Gomez split from Justin Bieber and Bloom split from model Miranda Kerr. (Bieber and Kerr also supposedly hooked up.)

Canadian pop star Bieber was “beyond jealous” over the Gomez-Bloom PDA pictures. “He has secretly always felt threatened by Orlando because he knows Selena has the hots for him,” an insider told Hollywood Life Tuesday. “Sadly, seeing Selena with Orlando makes Justin want her that much more!”

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